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Five Mile Dam Park

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

LCRA cuts big check for Woodcreek’s first public park

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to build the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Carma pulls concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Shifting course again, Carma Texas has withdrawn its request with San Marcos officials to change the concept plan for the Blanco Vista development on the north end of the city. It is anticipated that Carma will submit...

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Carma asks to slow down Blanco Vista plan change

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is likely to approve a Carma Texas request to slow down Blanco Vista concept plan changes Tuesday night. The developer has faced overwhelming opposition to its desire to add...

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Carma seeks concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Carma Texas is attempting to change its concept plan for the Blanco Vista development to include more townhomes and multi-family units while moving mixed and industrial uses from the development's periphery. City officials aren't opposed, but they...

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, June 22nd, 2010

Drowning victim an 18-year-old from Buda

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has identified the drowning victim at Five Mile Dam Park Sunday afternoon as 18-year-old Jose De Jesus Renteria Contreras of Buda. The investigation of the drowning continues.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

18-year-old male drowns at Five Mile Dam Park

An 18-year-old male drowned Sunday at Five Mile Dam Park as he attempted to swim across the Blanco River. Local public safety officials are investigating.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Five Mile Dam parks to stay closed indefinitely

The Blanco River is flowing again but Hays County's Dudley Johnson and Randall Vetter parks will remain closed for now, county officials said on Tuesday.

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