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Chapter 36

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San Marcos Local News. Early voting is ongoing for the Nov. 2 election.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Rose campaigns against primary challenge

When Patrick Rose first ran for the state legislature in 2002, he was 23, not long out of Princeton and unsure if he would win the office, let alone how long he would keep it. Today, Rose...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rose draws Democratic primary opponent

Four-term State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) has drawn an opponent in the March primary. Andrew Backus of Driftwood, a long-time Rose opponent in matters of local groundwater management, filed his intention to run with the Texas...

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legislators, HTGCD to try it again

While it remains to be seen if the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) and Hays County legislators can iron out their differences, a process began last week with a plan to bring together stakeholders selected by...

Monday, May 11th, 2009

HTGCD struggles with lege on funding law

Officials with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District hoped to gain Chapter 36 authority in the present state legislative session. However, those officials have been unable to reach agreement with local lawmakers.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Will Conley Blog: Water and power

In his blog, Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley (R-San Marcos) suggests that the forces of big government are trying to use water fears as entry for greater intrusion. Conley asks: What do proponents of Chapter...

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

County passes resolution short of TWC 36

Hays County commissioners are asking the state legislature to grant more authority to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, even if the request falls short of Texas Water Code authority under Chapter 36. David Baker (above), Executive...

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