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Chris North

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

TPW to assess property as county shooting range

A state agency is assessing a 563-acre site along the San Marcos River to determine its feasibility as a county shooting range and public park. After the assessment, the Hays County Commissioners Court may decide to spend...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Shooting task force brings new plan to county court

The Hays County Shooting Sports Task Force wants Hays County to use $5.5 million of its remaining $8.5 million in parks and open space bonds to build a shooting sports complex on 563 acres fronting the San...

Friday, April 30th, 2010

San Marcos council to consider Buie changes

A number of zoning changes on the Buie Tract will go before the San Marcos City Council next Tuesday night as the property owners seek to build multi-family housing over environmentally sensitive property.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Shooting task force throws gauntlet at court

A county-appointed task force charged with locating a parcel for a shooting sports complex has put forth an open records request to learn of the parcels under consideration for wildlife conservation habitat. The shooting sports task force...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Citizens committees tangle over parks funds

Two Hays County citizens committees -- the Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (POSAB) and the Shooting Sports Task Force (SSTF) -- are at odds about how the county should spend the remaining $8.4 million out of...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

County still looking at shooting/habitat combo

Despite a cool reception from a federal agency and a local citizens parks advisory board, Hays County commissioners are considering using some or all of the remaining approximately $8.4 million in parks bond money to buy at...

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Allen, Chiu win school board seats

Incumbent Trustees President Judy Allen and former San Marcos Mayor David Chiu won election to the San Marcos CISD Saturday. Above, Chiu celebrates his return to public office by making beef chow mein in the kitchen of...

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Election ’09: Allen, Chiu win school board seats

In unofficial returns, San Marcos CISD school board president Judy Allen is the top vote-getter in a four-candidate field for two at-large seats on the panel.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

School board campaigns declare finances

Campaign finance reports for the four candidates running in the San Marcos CISD election Saturday show huge differences in approach, with former San Marcos Mayor David Chiu almost entirely funding his own effort, while other candidates collected...

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