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Friday, January 18th, 2013

Michalec announced as new HCA president

New Hill Country Alliance President Milan Michalec said he wants to see the organization pass from participation to leadership in local water issues.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Updated: Forecast calls for 2 to 6 inches of rain today

The National Weather Service meteorologists this evening said Hays and Caldwell counties should brace for flash floods caused by thunderstorms accompanied by hail along with 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hays hosting first briefing today on longterm road plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposed long-range transportation plan, the first of which is this afternoon in San Marcos.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hays County expands Texas State early voting days

Hays County will hold early voting for the Nov. 6 general election four full days on the Texas State University campus, the most since the last presidential contest in 2008.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Hays County holds the line on property tax under budget proposal

The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday made few changes to the county judge's proposed FY 2013 budget and set dates for public hearings on the tax rate and budget.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

County’s emergency management coordinator resigns

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday named Fire Marshal Mark Chambers as its interim Emergency Management Coordinator and announced a process for filling the position permanently.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

City, county, partners holding box fan drive

Hays County, the San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Electric Utility, San Marcos Housing Authority and the Texas State University Custodial Operations Department are partnering this year with Family Eldercare on its annual summer fan drive.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Updated: More thunderstorms possible Monday

The low-water crossings on Little Arkansas Road on the Blanco River near Wimberley and on Bell Springs Road near Dripping Springs remained closed this morning after this weekend's deluges.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Auditor: ‘Most governments would envy’ county’s coffers

“Even during times of economic challenges our Commissioners Court has demonstrated its ability to adapt to those conditions while maintaining services to our citizens without sacrificing the strength of our financial condition," the county auditor said.

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.

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