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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New law won’t necessarily stop Electro Purification drilling

A bill that passed late in the legislative session gave some residents and officials hope that they can kill a controversial water-pumping project in western Hays County. But there's no guarantee that Houston-based Electro Purification won't ultimately be able to proceed with its plan.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mass meeting planned on Trinity Aquifer commercial pumping

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Buda water demand to surpass supply within decade

Demand for water in Buda will exceed capacity within the next eight years, according to projections provided to the Buda City Council last week.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Q&A: Wayne Becak on his San Marcos council bid

Retired banker WAYNE BECAK takes our questions about economic development incentives, the future of the San Marcos school district and a soon-to-be revived effort to ban smoking in public places.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hays County’s hunt for water puzzles corridor cities

Elected officials behind an ongoing ratepayer-funded effort to bring a longterm water supply to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos want to know why Hays County officials are suddenly moving into the water game in their own right.

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Kyle inks deal for last of Canyon Lake water rights

Maneuvering to provide for future growth, the city of Kyle has signed a deal that greatly expands the amount of water it gets from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Kyle mayor announces run for Pct. 2 commissioner

Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez said on Friday he will run for Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner, setting the stage for a Republican Party primary battle against Hays CISD board vice president Mark Jones, who has been campaigning...

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