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Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

After years of wrangling, Hays County to officially open Jacob’s Well preserve

More than eight years after commissioners first appropriated $3 million in parks bond money to preserve a storied artesian spring near Woodcreek, Hays County will celebrate the grand opening of the Jacob’s Well Natural Area on Saturday, May 10.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Commissioners take back Jacob’s Well management, adopt masterplan

The Hays County Commissioners Court last week voted 5-0 to adopt the Jacob’s Well Natural Area Management Plan presented by landscape architecture and planning firm RVi of Austin.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

County seeks input on future of Jacob’s Well

Hays County is in the process of developing a master plan for the Jacob’s Well Natural Area and is inviting the public to a discussion of development options at an open house on Jan. 19.

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...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Weekend: Three days for swimmin', listenin' and rememberin'

Whether you choose a cement pond or a swimming hole, all the pools are open for business this Memorial Day weekend. There is also a farmer's market on the square, music, movies and Grease is the word.

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