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Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Kyle mayor announces run for Pct. 2 commissioner

Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez said on Friday he will run for Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner, setting the stage for a Republican Party primary battle against Hays CISD board vice president Mark Jones, who has been campaigning...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Chamber to discuss transportation

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) is holding its next Eggs and Issues Breakfast next Thursday, Dec. 3. The topic will be the 2035 transportation plan being developed by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization...

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Despite ‘hiccups,’ Buda interstate overpass still in line for federal stimulus funding, Barton says

Local and regional officials have resolved a conflict with the Federal Highway Administration over whether construction of Cement Plant Road overpass in Buda qualifies for $7.3 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Hays...

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Guest column: Gonzalez fires back at Sumter over CAMPO

Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez takes aim at Hays County Judge Liz Sumter's recent statements regarding CAMPO funding secured for the county.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sumter steps in it, again

County Judge Elizabeth Sumter's statement not only doesn't ring true -- it isn't true. She's in for a long campaign if she doesn't at least have the decency to come up with plausible explanations for her failures.

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Tension escalates between Barton and Sumter

A meeting of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) has led to a war of words between Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton, left, and County Judge Liz Sumter, right.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Barton brings home the bacon and brickbats

It's hardly a secret that Jeff Barton wants to be county judge and might already have the job had he not talked himself out of running against Jim Powers in 2006. Now he's making his move.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Barton announces county CAMPO funding

An overpass in Buda, street striping in Kyle and safety lanes in San Marcos were some of the projects approved as part of the more than $9 million in funding the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)...

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Conley re-appointed chair of regional planning organization

Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley will serve a second term as chair of the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization after being re-appointed by his colleagues from Central Texas counties.

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