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Friday, March 14th, 2014

Carsons get P&Z nod for South End parking lot

A land holding company controlled by the W.C. Carson family intends to break ground this spring on the next installment in South End San Marcos, the bite-sized New Urbanist village on Wonder World Drive.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

IT director can’t explain mysterious phone problems at Hays County Government Center

An undetermined number of incoming phone calls are not making it through to the Hays County Government Center and no one seems sure what is causing the problem, said Jeff McGill, the county’s Information Technology director.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Conley claims mandate for roads, capital projects

Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley says Republican primary voters' verdict in his race is a mandate to keep investing heavily in roads and infrastructure while modernizing Hays County government.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

County commissioners considering second straight tax increase

Hays County Commissioners are considering a 1.38 cents increase in the property tax rate for the next budget after adding 1.42 cents to the property tax rate in the present budget. The 2.8-cent increase over two years...

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

County approves $2M RPTP building expansion

Hays County commissioners approved a $2 million expansion last week for a Resource, Protection Transportation and Planning (RPTP) building on Yarrington Road. The expansion is larger than originally planned because the county decided to add space for...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Hays County breaks ground on new Government Center

The long-awaited consolidation of Hays County government offices in the San Marcos area is finally underway. On April 30, 2010, Hays County broke ground on its new 232,000-square-foot Government Center, designed to accommodate many of the offices...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

County breaks ground on new government center

Hays County officials and others joined in the ground breaking on April 30 for a 232,209-square-foot government center to be located on Stagecoach Trail. It is expected that the building will be completed before the end of...

Monday, April 26th, 2010

County to break ground on government center

Hays County officials are inviting residents to attend the official groundbreaking of the Hays County Government Center Friday afternoon. It is expected that the center will be completed in December 2011.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

HCWC unveils mural at county justice center

A mural painted by San Marcos High School art students and now on display at the Hays Caldwell Women's Center encourages people to envision a world without child abuse.

Friday, October 16th, 2009

County hires builder for government center

After more than a decade of planning -- including a contentious site selection process and a late-hour scramble to drastically scale down plans -- Hays County commissioners this week chose a builder for the largest and most...

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