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Monday, March 17th, 2008

A good fight spoiled

A highly contentious expenditure of $1.6 million in parks bond money to build a road lost its fire last week, when Hays County legal counsel discovered the funding is appropriate.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

County bucks Texas trend

Voters in Hays County went against the rest of Texas by picking Barack Obama decisively as their Democratic presidential preference. However, the final caucus results could still give Obama a statewide delegate win.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Ingalsbe wins easily

Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe's easy Democratic primary win proved she can withstand a challenge from within her party. Now, she faces Republican Nick Ramus in the general election.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

County springs for Jacob’s Well

County commissioners expended ten percent of their 2007 parks bond money for the preservation of Jacob's Well, one of Hays County's most esteemed landmarks.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

What can it mean?

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter wants to work up a comprehensive plan for the county. Can the county really do that?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

County compromises on bonds

Hays County commissioners ended a day of tense discussion by accepting a compromise on revenue bonds and a November election to complete funding for state road projects.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Groundhog Day

Buda economic development chief Warren Ketteman's contract is up for renewal, which doesn't mean Tuesday was entirely different from any other day.

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Camareno leaves vacuum in Buda

Buda suddenly operates with a leadership vacuum, now that City Manager Robert Camareno has resigned for a position in his hometown. The city now has no mayor or city manager as it transitions to home rule while...

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Coming to a head

Expect a morning of legislative drama Tuesday at the Hays County courthouse, where Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton will motion for the commissioners to issue revenue bonds in defiance of the county judge's wishes.

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Sumter schedules Kyle

Following a public outcry after she left Kyle off her scheduled tour of Hays County cities, Hays County Judge Liz Sumter fit Kyle into her schedule for Feb. 24.

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