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Harrison Ranch Park

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among Tuesday's expenditures is $800,000 for the Trust for Public Lands, which seeks 589 acres to add to the 463-acre Purgatory...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

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...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The Weekend: Dogs, Shakespeare, music and plenty of football

Shakespeare gets a shaking up, dogs get a fair, music is in the air and football is everywhere, even on a unicycle. School is back, meaning the weekends taken on an extra sense of urgency.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Hillert Tract still sought for shooting complex

While available money from Hays County's parks and open space bonding capacity dwindles, supporters of a Hays County shooting sports complex continue working towards placing such a facility on the Hillert Tract in eastern San Marcos. Texas...

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...

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Dripping Springs announces Wild West Fest

Dripping Springs and the Harrison Ranch Park steering committee have announced a new event, Wild West Fest, to take place in October. The city is attempting to raise matching funds for a grant from Texas Parks and...

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