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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Womens groups to host new Hays County elections administrator

Hays County Elections Administrator Jennifer Anderson will address a joint meeting next week of the Hays County Womens Political Caucus and the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

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.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award

The commissioners court presented the Hays County Historical Commission with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for its accomplishments last year.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s base Hays County water policy on science, not guesswork

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley writes that he will ask the county judge and fellow commissioners to help fund an initiative to “develop the science and monitoring that we need to make informed decisions” about...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hays officials on alert during emergency discharge from rain-swollen reservoir

UPDATED 5:05 a.m. JUNE 2: Hays County officials are urging residents along Porter and Plum creeks east of Kyle to be prepared to evacuate their homes during an ongoing emergency discharge of water from a rain-swollen...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Conley wins big en route to fourth term as Hays County commissioner

Surrounded by his family, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley felt on top of the world at the Hays County Republicans’ primary watch party at Hays City Store on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

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