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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGDC) board members.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

County postpones budget adoption after complaints

Hays County commissioners decided to not adopt a fiscal year 2011 budget Monday after citizens said the document was not available online as required by state law. The commissioners will vote on adoption on Sept. 28.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Nicholson Ranch picked by county for bird habitat

The 3,300-acre Nicholson Ranch is the choice of Hays County commissioners for endangered bird habitat under their regional habitat conservation plan. The $5 million purchase would leave the county with $3.4 million remaining out of $30 million...

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."

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Dripping Springs ESD voids own election

An emergency services district (ESD) in the Dripping Springs area had to call off its Nov. 3 election for a sales tax increase last week because of a conflict with another sales tax election.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

County budgets more HTGCD funding

Following a contorted process in which a local groundwater district couldn't agree with local state legislators on a funding bill, Hays County Commissioners appear ready to increase the district's funding from the county.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

SAFER grant adds nine firefighters in Dripping Springs area

A Hays County emergency services district in the Dripping Springs area has received a federal grant that will fund nine new firefighters.

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