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Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Aquarena Springs overpass to pay tribute to university, river

A long-awaited railroad overpass on Aquarena Springs Drive is being designed as a maroon-accented complement to Bobcat Stadium, which has just undergone its own striking transformation.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Breaking news: Texas State withdraws golf course proposal

Under pressure from activists and others for the past few weeks, Texas State University has nixed plans to construct golf course improvements near the San Marcos Springs.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

County breaks ground on new government center

Hays County officials and others joined in the ground breaking on April 30 for a 232,209-square-foot government center to be located on Stagecoach Trail. It is expected that the building will be completed before the end of...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Government center price tag drops $6 million

The price for a new Hays County government center fell to just less than $60 million for everything except interest payments when county commissioners approved the latest proposal from their construction firm. The ground breaking will take...

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

RR 12 project could cut Wonder World Drive traffic counts

Just after the Wonder World Drive extension from Hunter Road to RR 12 opens in late July, Hays County will begin improvements on RR 12 in September. San Marcos officials are concerned that the RR 12 work...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month’s end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month's end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

Monday, February 1st, 2010

County goes forward with bond projects

Hays County's governing body resumed course towards up to $74 million in capital improvements and bond sales after dropping anchor briefly last week to check for dark economic clouds on the horizon.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

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