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Friday, August 26th, 2011

City to roll-out online permit system by year’s end

People seeking permits from the city of San Marcos will soon be able to track their permits online from application to approval at any time.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Survey says: Hays County young, growing fast

Most locals intuitively know that Hays County is a young, fast-growing and increasingly diverse community. Now, a new set of data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau gives hard numbers to back up those hunches.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Text of Mayor Susan Narvaiz' announcement that she will not seek re-election

The full text of the statement by San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in the November city election.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Sumter avoids expulsion from regional board

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter's on-again, off-again relationship with a regional planning group appears to be on again after a nominating committee of her peers reconsidered a decision to eject her from the Capital Area Council of...

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Johnson announces bid for Kyle mayor

City of Kyle councilmember Lucy Johnson announced Sunday that she'll make a mayoral bid, following Mayor Mike Gonzalez's decision to resign his seat and seek the Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner spot.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

County joins 'Big Push' to improve air quality

The Hays County Commissioners Court passed a resolution supporting "The Big Push," a regional initiative building on voluntary efforts already in place to help meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ambient air guidelines. Additionally, the county has joined...

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Local waste management summit scheduled

The Construction and Demolition Waste Management Summit will be at the Austin Convention Center on May 6.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

County works up 'greenprint' map

Hays County officials are working on a map that will identify conservation needs and the intensity of such needs in specific areas.

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.