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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Election confirms two Hays counties

Though voters from across the county supported a $207 million countywide road bond at last Tuesday's election, it remains that Hays County is two counties in political terms, composed of a heavily Democratic east and a heavily Republican west.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Incumbents win commissioner seats, maintain contra-judge majority

Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe and Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley won re-election Tuesday night, preserving a majority coalition on the commissioners court that figures to flummox County Judge Liz Sumter for the last two...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Hays County voters easily pass $207 million road bond

After failing to pass a $172 million road bond package in May 2007, Hays County voters approved a bond program involving 12 more roads and another $35 million 18 months later.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

County braces for record Election Day turnout

The Hays County elections office is bracing to process a record number of votes today as the public takes its last crack at weighing in on the presidency and several local matters.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Early voting could lead to county poll records

In the first three days of early voting, ten percent of Hays County's registered voters cast ballots, indicating that the county could reach a 75 percent turnout in this presidential election year.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

City of San Marcos Channel: MADD supports uniform bar hours

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) might oppose drinking, but definitely opposes drinking and driving, which is why the organization's position is consistent with the Nov. 4 ballot measure that would push bar closing times in San Marcos...

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

County considers
hiring publicist

The Hays County commissioners are thinking they should hire a public information director so the county can take better control of their own message. Commissioners like the idea enough to go past the $36,000 salary budgeted for...

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Highway mayors endorse road bond

The mayors of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda all came out in favor of the $207 road bond on the November ballot. The mayors revealed their position in an open letter to their constituents

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

County to kick in $5 million for Dahlstrom conservation easement

The Hays County Commissioners agreed in principal Tuesday to spend nearly $5 million to conserve 2,200 acres near FM 1626 and RM 967, reducing the potential for a future traffic nightmare while preserving water supplies for 56,000...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Ford ‘on my knees’ asking for emergency Dripping Springs park funds

After consistently opposing a somewhat similar measure in San Marcos earlier this year, Hays County Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) asked the commissioners court Tuesday for emergency parks bond funding in her precinct.

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