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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Barton, Cobb take county judge race to LWV debate

The two candidates for Hays County judge, Democrat Jeff Barton and Republican Bert Cobb, took their race before the League of Women Voters debate this week. About 200 citizens saw the candidates display evident differences in how to approach county issues.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Judge debate (Jeff Barton vs. Bert Cobb)

Candidates for Hays County Judge — Commissioner Jeff Barton, a Buda Democrat, and Bert Cobb, a San Marcos Republican — clashed mainly on issues related to development, planning and water rights during the League of Women Voters...

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Democratic Party chief says Cobb behind ‘lies’ in e-mail

The Hays County Democratic Party had nothing to do with a widely circulated e-mail purporting to be from the party that criticized county judge candidate Jeff Barton for declining a pay raise and then accepting it, party...

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Vote for Jeff Barton

In this letter to the editor, Adell Hurst of Kyle said she is voting for Jeff Barton as the next Hays County Judge. Barton, a Democrat from Kyle, is the Precinct 2 Commissioner running for the county's...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Commissioners cut budget, maintain tax rate

Hays County Commissioners backed off a plan to increase property taxes Tuesday, voting to maintain the property tax rate of 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value. The commissioners made their deadline to set the budget and...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hays County holds the line on tax rate as judge candidates take aim

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday adopted the 2011 County budget of approximately $243 million — a number inflated by several big-ticket construction projects and debt service.

Monday, September 20th, 2010

After years-long fight,
U.S. Foods breaks ground
on Buda area facility

Nearly two years after U.S. Foodservice announced plans to relocate its regional distribution center to Buda — with a citizen protest, referendum petition, and state Supreme Court lawsuit appeal in between — the company broke ground last...

Friday, September 17th, 2010

US Foodservice breaks ground near Buda

Following a long battle of lawsuits and lawmaking, U.S. Foodservice broke ground Thursday on its $50 million regional distribution center east of Buda. Representatives from U.S. Foodservice were joined by officials from Buda and Hays County for...

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.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Judge candidates promise race will stick to issues

Hays County judge candidates Jeff Barton and Bert Cobb said their race to the county's top elected office will stick to the issues and stay away from personal slights. Barton and Cobb were among the candidates who...

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