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Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Updated: Hays County sells last two downtown properties [PRO]

Hays County officials have closed the sale of the former Courthouse Annex and the Records Building, both of which have sat vacant for two years on opposite corners of the downtown San Marcos square.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Legal clinic to offer free divorces to Hays County

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Hays County Bar Association have come together to establish a new free legal clinic that will help low-income residents in need of a divorce.

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...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Government center price tag drops $6 million

The price for a new Hays County government center fell to just less than $60 million for everything except interest payments when county commissioners approved the latest proposal from their construction firm. The ground breaking will take...

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.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month’s end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month's end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

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