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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

PEC begins elections process

Voting opened last week for Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) board of directors election.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

PEC announces board candidates

Three candidates are up for election to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) board of directors. The election will begin on May 29 and conclude on June 14.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

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...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

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, 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, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Lawsuit asks judge to invalidate county development regs

A Henly resident is seeking to invalidate development regulations adopted last August with a lawsuit filed in state district court that argues Hays County did not properly analyze the financial impact of minimum lot sizes and other...

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Henly resident sues county over development regulations

A Henly resident has sued Hays County, saying development regulations passed by county commissioners last August compromise his property rights to the extent of being a "taking."

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