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Friday, October 21st, 2016

Storm Ranch conservation easement expanded to 471 more acres

The Storm family has signed a new conservation agreement that will protect 471 additional acres of their historic Hays County ranch from future development. The agreement brings the total portion of the property covered by conservation easements to 4,423 acres.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

County soon to close on Dahlstrom land

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last week to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dahlstrom family as a precursor agreement to a 22-year lease for 360 acres of the family's 2,253-acre ranch near...

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

County waiting on Dahlstrom purchase

Hays County's joint acquisition of a $9.9 million conservation easement for 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land near Buda has been stalled until at least Tuesday. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last month to close...

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

County to close on Dahlstrom easement

Hays County is close to finalizing an agreement prohibiting development on 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land on Dahlstrom Ranch property near Buda, though county residents won't soon unwrap 350 acres of the land proposed for public...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

County to kick in $5 million for Dahlstrom conservation easement

The Hays County Commissioners agreed in principal Tuesday to spend nearly $5 million to conserve 2,200 acres near FM 1626 and RM 967, reducing the potential for a future traffic nightmare while preserving water supplies for 56,000...

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Hays County Blog: Austin, HCC, could help county fund Dahlstrom purchase

Hays County could receive big help in funding a $10 million purchase for conservation rights on 2,400 acres of Dahlstrom Property. Considering the land's significant location over the Edwards Aquifer, the City of Austin and the Hill...

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