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J.B. Kolodzey

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Hillert Tract still sought for shooting complex

While available money from Hays County's parks and open space bonding capacity dwindles, supporters of a Hays County shooting sports complex continue working towards placing such a facility on the Hillert Tract in eastern San Marcos. Texas Shooting Sports Complex is holding a public meeting Wednesday night at the Hays County Extension Office.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

TPW to assess property as county shooting range

A state agency is assessing a 563-acre site along the San Marcos River to determine its feasibility as a county shooting range and public park. After the assessment, the Hays County Commissioners Court may decide to spend...

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Shooting task force throws gauntlet at court

A county-appointed task force charged with locating a parcel for a shooting sports complex has put forth an open records request to learn of the parcels under consideration for wildlife conservation habitat. The shooting sports task force...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Citizens committees tangle over parks funds

Two Hays County citizens committees -- the Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (POSAB) and the Shooting Sports Task Force (SSTF) -- are at odds about how the county should spend the remaining $8.4 million out of...

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

County still looking at shooting/habitat combo

Despite a cool reception from a federal agency and a local citizens parks advisory board, Hays County commissioners are considering using some or all of the remaining approximately $8.4 million in parks bond money to buy at...

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Dahlstrom site proposed for shooting range

A task force seeking a location for a county shooting range is proposing Dahlstrom Ranch property for which the county is purchasing a conservation easement.

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