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Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Barton, Cobb take county judge race to LWV debate

The two candidates for Hays County judge, Democrat Jeff Barton and Republican Bert Cobb, took their race before the League of Women Voters debate this week. About 200 citizens saw the candidates display evident differences in how...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Henly resident sues county over development regulations

A Henly resident has sued Hays County, saying development regulations passed by county commissioners last August compromise his property rights to the extent of being a "taking."

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Rose trounces Democratic primary challenger

Patrick Rose took 79.7 percent of the vote against challenger Andrew Backus in Tuesday's Democratic primary for his fifth straight nomination for his state representative seat.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Letter to the editor: A vote against Rose

In this letter to the editor, Susan Cook of Driftwood says it's time to unseat Patrick Rose as the local state representative to the legislature and vote for Andrew Backus in the March 2 Democratic primary.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

GOP Hays County judge candidates discuss issues

Republican Hays County judge candidates Bert Cobb and Peggy Jones spoke in depth with San Marcos Local News about the issues leading up to the March 2 primary election. The winner will take on the Democratic nominee,...

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Rose, Backus square off at League of Women Voters forum

In one of their few face-to-face debates, State Rep. Patrick M. Rose called challenger Andrew H. Backus a single-issue candidate in their battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Backus did his best to reinforce the charge.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Rose, Backus exchange barbs in league debate

Democratic primary challenger Andrew Backus charged at this month's San Marcos League of Women Voters debate that State Representative Patrick Rose is beholden to special interests. Rose replied that he has broad-based support and suggested that Backus...

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

View stream of Thursday night LWV debate

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.).

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