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Hays County Commissioners Court

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Road keeps winding

After another discussion about their transportation advisory board (TAB) last week, the Hays County commissioners still haven't decided the board's direction.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Too soon to panic

The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved $1.6 million in parks bond money to support youth football fields in San Marcos. But it's still too soon to panic that the court has lost track of the county's...

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Elizabeth Sumter’s Flying Circus

Going to your county commissioners court these days is kind of like a free ticket to Monte Python’s Flying Circus: And now for something completely different.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Faith-based argument

HaysCAN President Charles O'Dell would have us believe the commissioners court is funding a faith-based organization by issuing $1.6 million towards infrastructure for youth football fields. Is he right?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Sumter’s double whammy

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter took a double whammy at Tuesday's meeting of the commissioners court. When she unnecessarily recused herself from a controversial matter, she couldn't even pick who got the gavel.

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Too many cooks

Discord reported this week on the commissioners court illustrates one more way the county can drag its feet on state roads projects.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Sumter reviews 2007

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter reviewed the commissioners court's 2007 performance this week.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Long road … surprise finish?

Not so long ago, a plan for state funds to support road improvements in eastern Hays County seemed lost. Now, the Interstate-35 area could receive more state money than originally planned.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Tenorio blasts county

Though Hays County Judge Liz Sumter got what she wanted when she addressed the Buda City Council last week, she also got an earful from Buda Councilmember Sandra Tenorio.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Sumter closed judge’s office for garage sale

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter, who campaigned partly on her predecessor’s absenteeism, closed her county office for a day this summer to a hold a garage sale.

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