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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Early voting runs through Friday in San Marcos, Buda, Woodcreek elections

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election — including municipal elections in San Marcos, Buda and Woodcreek and trustees in the Wimberley school district — continues until Friday, Oct. 30 at designated early polling places.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

District judge orders San Marcos to count anti-fluoridation petition signatures

Handing a procedural victory to proponents of a proposed city charter amendment that would prohibit artificial fluoridation of the municipal water supply, a state judge ruled on Friday that San Marcos officials misinterpreted the city charter in...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

San Marcos files lawsuit to invalidate fluoridation petition

The city of San Marcos has sued an activist group pushing for a citywide election to prohibit fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Kyle City Hall nails down employment terms with new city manager

Under an three-year employment contract finalized Dec. 2, incoming Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers will earn a starting annual salary of $165,000 plus health insurance, a vehicle allowance and reimbursement for job-related expenses.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cheat Sheet: What’s opened, what’s closed on Tuesday, March 4

In a routine now familiar to Central Texas, winter storms — following quickly on the heels of warm, balmy weather — are threaten delayed openings or closures for local schools and government offices. We’ll keep a running...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

County employees: San Marcos water is cleanest but ranks last on taste

City of San Marcos water is of a higher quality than nearby public water suppliers but tastes the worst, according to a recent survey by Hays County employees.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Buda to unveil historic marker for Antioch Colony

Originally settled by former slaves following the Civil War, the Antioch Colony, just west of Buda, was recently awarded a Texas Historic Marker to document its storied yet undertold history.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Supreme Court throws out case brought by U.S. Foods opponents

Justices with the Texas Supreme Court this morning denied a case filed by opponents of Buda’s U.S. Foodservice Development, potentially giving the food distributor a green light to move forward with construction of a $52 million facility...

Monday, March 29th, 2010

State Supreme Court demands Buda response

The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the City of Buda to respond to a writ filed by city residents demanding a public vote on a land use change approved by the city council last summer. The land...

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