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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 black-capped vireo.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hays County could lose CAMPO board seat

Hays County could lose a seat on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), now that the regional planning board has agreed to include Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Cobb readies to climb another hill

San Marcos surgeon Bert Cobb took the lion's share of the Republican primary vote against Kyle business owner Peggy Jones Tuesday to claim his nomination for Hays County judge. Surviving that Olympics, Cobb said he is preparing...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Barton cruises past Sumter for Democratic nomination

After slightly more than three years of battling on the Hays County Commissioners Court, it came down to Tuesday's vote between County Judge Liz Sumter and Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton for the Democratic county judge nomination....

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Jones claims easy win in GOP commissioner primary

Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones had no trouble dispatching former Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez in the Republican primary for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tuesday. Jones now will prepare to face former Kyle Councilmember Ray Bryant in...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Democrats depose Sumter, pick Barton

Hays County Democrats took the rare step of deposing a countywide incumbent officeholder, replacing County Judge Elizabeth Sumter on the ticket with Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton in Tuesday's primary election.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Three questions for Sumter, Barton

The Democratic Party in Hays County will come to some kind of a reckoning Tuesday, the general election day in a primary that will choose between Hays County Judge Liz Sumter and Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton...

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

County breaks off-site detention budget for 2010

The cost of incarcerating criminals keeps rising for Hays County. Not only has the county already blown its 2010 budget for holding prisoners out of county, but repairs to the Hays County Jail are running about $200,000...

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...

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Democratic candidates show contrasts in judge debate

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter and Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton showed their differences last week in their appearance at the League of Women Voters debate. Sumter and Barton are contesting the Democratic nomination for...

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