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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hays County commits to purchase Nicholson Ranch for bird habitat

The Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of a 1,000-acre tract of the Nicholson Ranch to be used for habitat conservation, county officials announced this week.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

County parks on Blanco River now open

A 43-acre addition to the parkland with eight regulation-size soccer fields and other amenities is not expected to be opened until Labor Day, a debut that has been pushed back several times already. The two older parks,...

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Dahlstrom Ranch park plans don’t include shooting range

The Dahlstrom Ranch Steering Committee on Tuesday presented preliminary plans for the environmentally sensitive 2,275-acre property near Buda. And there isn't a shooting range in sight.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Five Mile Dam parks to stay closed indefinitely

The Blanco River is flowing again but Hays County's Dudley Johnson and Randall Vetter parks will remain closed for now, county officials said on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The List: County parks projects funded so far

A rundown of parks and preservation projects that have been funded as part of a $30 million bond package approved by Hays County voters in May 2007.