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Monday, November 9th, 2009

Officials say corridor commuter rail on track

The Lone Star Rail District, formerly the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District, announced it will begin seeking environmental clearance and deciding station locations for commuter train service between Georgetown and South San Antonio before the year's end.

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Lone Star says rail project on track

The Lone Star Rail District, formerly called the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District, announced Monday that the goal of passenger rail from Georgetown to San Antonio is on track with the passage of several milestones in 2009.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

County budgets more HTGCD funding

Following a contorted process in which a local groundwater district couldn't agree with local state legislators on a funding bill, Hays County Commissioners appear ready to increase the district's funding from the county.

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

San Marcos chamber asks for questions

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is asking for questions in advance of Thursday's legislative update luncheon, where the guests will be state Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and state Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs).

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Rose, Texas State unveil river observation system

State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and Texas State have announced the start of the San Marcos River Observing System project at the Rivers Systems Institute. The project will develop a comprehensive monitoring program to enhance the...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

SMACC to hold legislative luncheon

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) will hold its annual legislative update luncheon with Sen. Jeff Wentworth and State Rep. Partick Rose on July 20, from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the City of...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Failed in lege, HTGCD asks county for funds

After the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) couldn't make a deal with the legislature for more funds, the district asked the Hays County Commissioners for more money this week.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Take redistricting away from partisan interests

In this installment of "This Martian Life," Managing Editor Sean Wardwell argues that redistricting is too important to be left to elected representatives.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Proposed development regs irk residents

Residents of the Dripping Springs area complained to the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday that proposed new development regulations would stunt their growth. Which didn't bother advocates for water conservation.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

HTGCD struggles with lege on funding law

Officials with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District hoped to gain Chapter 36 authority in the present state legislative session. However, those officials have been unable to reach agreement with local lawmakers.

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