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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Who’s for it?

The mayor of Kyle asked Hays County Commissioner Jeff Barton why anyone would oppose a new state road financing plan for improvements to Interstate-35 through Kyle. Here's the real question: Who's for it?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Sumter bashed in Buda

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter met an angry crowd Monday night at Hays Hills Baptist Church, where citizens urged the commissioners court to get moving on roads.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

TxDOT pitches new road plan

State road officials offered a new pass-through financing proposal to Hays County commissioners Thursday morning, replacing RR 12 improvements with new wrinkles on Interstate-35.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Judge’s oversight

Kyle residents feel snubbed after Hays County Judge Liz Sumter left the county's fastest-growing city off her coming tour of town meetings.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Roads take the stage

Since Hays County voters rejected a road bond last May, the action between county commissioners and TxDOT has taken place behind the curtain. That should change Thursday.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

County puts parks on hold

Seeing a need to change the way they approve funding for parks projects, the Hays County commissioners set a moratorium until April 1 while they work out new criteria.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Road keeps winding

After another discussion about their transportation advisory board (TAB) last week, the Hays County commissioners still haven't decided the board's direction.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Too soon to panic

The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved $1.6 million in parks bond money to support youth football fields in San Marcos. But it's still too soon to panic that the court has lost track of the county's...

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Faith-based argument

HaysCAN President Charles O'Dell would have us believe the commissioners court is funding a faith-based organization by issuing $1.6 million towards infrastructure for youth football fields. Is he right?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Sumter’s double whammy

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter took a double whammy at Tuesday's meeting of the commissioners court. When she unnecessarily recused herself from a controversial matter, she couldn't even pick who got the gavel.

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