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Friday, October 8th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Vote for Jeff Barton

In this letter to the editor, Adell Hurst of Kyle said she is voting for Jeff Barton as the next Hays County Judge. Barton, a Democrat from Kyle, is the Precinct 2 Commissioner running for the county's top job against former Central Texas Medical Center chief surgeon Bert Cobb, a Republican.

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Kyle to move on without Mattis, seeks new manager

The Kyle City Council now begins its search for a new city manager after accepting the resignation of Tom Mattis Tuesday night. Opinion on the council about Mattis' departure ranges from "a tremendous loss" to "his time...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Barton cruises past Sumter for Democratic nomination

After slightly more than three years of battling on the Hays County Commissioners Court, it came down to Tuesday's vote between County Judge Liz Sumter and Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton for the Democratic county judge nomination....

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Jones claims easy win in GOP commissioner primary

Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones had no trouble dispatching former Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez in the Republican primary for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tuesday. Jones now will prepare to face former Kyle Councilmember Ray Bryant in...

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.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Residents push TxDOT for action on FM 1626

About 300 Buda-area residents, upset with crawling progress on improvements to FM 1626, attended a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) Tuesday night at Elm Grove Elementary School and asked for the...

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Residents rally for FM 1626 widening

Insisting that work not be delayed on the widening of FM 1626, more than 400 mostly Kyle- and Buda-area residents spilled out of the Elm Grove Elementary School cafeteria and into the hallways during a final environmental...

Monday, December 7th, 2009

TxDOT to hold FM 1626 hearing Tuesday

Residents of the Buda area who tackle FM 1626 every day on the way to and from work in Austin will get their chance to tell the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) about their concerns Tuesday night.

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