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Friday, December 9th, 2011

City saves $1 million on debt refinancing, receives AA- rating

Standard and Poor’s has awarded the City of San Marcos a AA- rating and recognized the city’s financial management position as “Strong,” which is the rating agency’s highest category.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Government center price tag drops $6 million

The price for a new Hays County government center fell to just less than $60 million for everything except interest payments when county commissioners approved the latest proposal from their construction firm. The ground breaking will take...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month’s end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month's end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Council approves $49 million in bonding

The San Marcos City Council approved $49 million in bond issues last week, mostly to address infrastructure projects throughout the city.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Commissioners prefer quick start to road work

Hays County Commissioners took their first long look at road building since passage of a $207 million bond for that purpose, clearly preferring to start all the projects at once, if possible.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Kyle hires new firm for interstate loan advise

Kyle councilmembers agreed to hire a new firm for facilitating a State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan to make Interstate-35 improvements, figuring it would most closely approximate working with the old firm.

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