San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Debbie Ingalsbe

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

County officials to be sworn in Tuesday

Hays County officials who won their jobs in the November election will be sworn in Tuesday morning, just before a new commissioners court holds its first meeting of a new year.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

County approves criminal justice streamlining plan

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously this week to approve a 12-month plan for streamlining the county's criminal justice system while creating a committee to help coordinate the changes.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Meeting set for Post Road bridge over Blanco

Hays County is studying improvements and options for a new bridge location and design for Post Road where it crosses the Blanco River.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cobb rides GOP wave to county judge

Bert Cobb's victory as Hays County judge was part of a Republican sweep Tuesday that will give the GOP a 4-1 majority on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Jeff Barton, who lost the judge race, said the...

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Commissioners kill pay raises for elected officials

Hays County commissioners agreed this week that the time isn't right for elected county officials to take pay increases. By removing the two-percent increases, commissioners have freed money to increase pay for constables and justices of the...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

County postpones budget adoption after complaints

Hays County commissioners decided to not adopt a fiscal year 2011 budget Monday after citizens said the document was not available online as required by state law. The commissioners will vote on adoption on Sept. 28.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Council approves brand concept on first sight

Seeing a new branding concept for the first time, San Marcos City Councilmembers gave unanimous approval to the concept Tuesday night. The council agreed to leave open the possibility of public comment before officially implementing the concept...

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