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Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Wentworth wants answers on the one that got away

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, a San Antonio Republican who represents Hays County, is still fuming that another lawmaker was selected to serve as chancellor of the Texas State University System.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

County breaks ground on new government center

Hays County officials and others joined in the ground breaking on April 30 for a 232,209-square-foot government center to be located on Stagecoach Trail. It is expected that the building will be completed before the end of...

Monday, April 26th, 2010

County to break ground on government center

Hays County officials are inviting residents to attend the official groundbreaking of the Hays County Government Center Friday afternoon. It is expected that the center will be completed in December 2011.

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Rose campaigns against primary challenge

When Patrick Rose first ran for the state legislature in 2002, he was 23, not long out of Princeton and unsure if he would win the office, let alone how long he would keep it. Today, Rose...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Three countywide officials draw their favorite opponent: No one

Even County Surveyor Kelly Kilber, who holds an antiquated position with no duties and no salary, drew an opponent this year. In addition, State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, five JPs and two state district judges who hear Hays...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rose draws Democratic primary opponent

Four-term State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) has drawn an opponent in the March primary. Andrew Backus of Driftwood, a long-time Rose opponent in matters of local groundwater management, filed his intention to run with the Texas...

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ribbon cutting ends 12 years of construction

Local drivers may have noticed that there has been substantial completion of the construction on the section of U.S. 290 West between Trautwein Road and Nutty Brown Road.

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legislators, HTGCD to try it again

While it remains to be seen if the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) and Hays County legislators can iron out their differences, a process began last week with a plan to bring together stakeholders selected by...

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

River recreation limits on the table in aquifer plan

Charged by the Legislature with recommending potentially far-reaching changes to management of groundwater in Central Texas, the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program is reviewing a number of a ways to protect endangered species in the San Marcos...

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