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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.

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

County soon to close on Dahlstrom land

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last week to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dahlstrom family as a precursor agreement to a 22-year lease for 360 acres of the family's 2,253-acre ranch near...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Sumter fires, Barton responds

Soon after Hays County Precinct Commissioner Jeff Barton filed to run against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter in the March Democratic primary, Sumter came out with guns blazing. And Barton fired back.

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

County waiting on Dahlstrom purchase

Hays County's joint acquisition of a $9.9 million conservation easement for 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land near Buda has been stalled until at least Tuesday. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last month to close...

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

County to close on Dahlstrom easement

Hays County is close to finalizing an agreement prohibiting development on 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land on Dahlstrom Ranch property near Buda, though county residents won't soon unwrap 350 acres of the land proposed for public...

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Dahlstrom Ranch park plans don’t include shooting range

The Dahlstrom Ranch Steering Committee on Tuesday presented preliminary plans for the environmentally sensitive 2,275-acre property near Buda. And there isn't a shooting range in sight.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Dahlstrom site proposed for shooting range

A task force seeking a location for a county shooting range is proposing Dahlstrom Ranch property for which the county is purchasing a conservation easement.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

County comes closer to Dahlstrom deal

Hays County officials are close to finalizing a deal for a conservation easement on the Dahlstrom Ranch west of Buda. The deal would preserve nearly 2,300 acres on the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone from development.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The List: County parks projects funded so far

A rundown of parks and preservation projects that have been funded as part of a $30 million bond package approved by Hays County voters in May 2007.

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