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Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea is not dead.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

428th district judge candidates discuss legal process

The 428th District Court is the only State of Texas court that exclusively addresses Hays County cases. The candidates to run that court in the Nov. 2 election, incumbent Republican Bill Henry and Democratic challenger Scot Courtney,...

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...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

New CASA avocates sworn in

The latest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was recently sworn in by Judge Karin Bonicoro. CASA of Central Texas advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system.

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.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Court at law candidates discuss justice system

If you don't feel like you know enough about the Hays County justice system, have we got an interview for you. Buckle up for the long, winding ride as the two candidates for Hays County Court at...

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Rebels win as Shelton moves up list

Hays won a key District 27-4A game Friday night, beating Schertz Clemens, 47-21, as head coach Bob Shelton reached another milestone. Also, Wimberley won easily, Dripping Springs and San Marcos Academy each lost by two touchdowns and...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

CASA event to celebrate anniversary and honor advocate

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will celebrate their 25th anniversary at their seventh annual CASA of Central Texas Dinner and Dance on Oct. 16. The event will take place at the San Marcos Municipal Airport, 1807 Airport...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hays County reinstitutes burn ban

The Hays County commissioners put on a burn ban this week, which will remain in effect until further notice. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said drying conditions and high winds increase the chances for fires.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

New CASA volunteers sworn in

Volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas were recently sworn in by Comal County District Judge Karin Bonicoro.

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