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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state —...

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

House says ‘I do’ to designating Dripping Springs as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

Legislators approved a proposal Wednesday by Republican Jason Isaac that would name Dripping Springs as the state wedding capital.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Hays County rainfall totals 10/31/13

Hays County watchers reported rainfall totals as high as 12 inches today in parts, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Here's a look at the deluge that fueled the Halloween flood of 2013.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chamber sets Legislative Luncheon for Aug. 8

The Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its Legislative Luncheon on Aug. 8 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the City of San Marcos Conference Center.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hays aquifer levels dropped precipitously during drought

Groundwater levels in Texas’ major aquifers dropped considerably between 2010 and 2011, as the state's drought intensified, according to a report published recently by the Texas Water Development Board.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Hays County property values increase $770M in last year

Driven in large part by new apartment complexes, the overall value of property in Hays County increased 5.1 percent, from $15.03 billion in 2012 to $15.8 billion in 2013, according to preliminary appraisals released on Monday by...

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

PEC announces board candidates

Three candidates are up for election to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) board of directors. The election will begin on May 29 and conclude on June 14.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Dripping Springs teenager dies at crash scene

A Dripping Springs teenager died Thursday in a roll-over crash on Fitzhugh Road.

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