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Karen Ford

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

College Dems to host barbecue for candidates

The Texas State College Democrats will host their fourth annual Barbecue Picnic at the Hays County Courthouse Saturday. The barbecue will also introduce candidates running for office in coming elections, including Lieutenant Governor candidate Linda Chavez-Thompson.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Commissioners vote to lose CAMPO seat

Hays County commissioners voted this week for a reconstitution of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) that would leave the county with one less seat than it has now.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

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.

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...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Citizens committees tangle over parks funds

Two Hays County citizens committees -- the Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (POSAB) and the Shooting Sports Task Force (SSTF) -- are at odds about how the county should spend the remaining $8.4 million out of...

Monday, February 1st, 2010

County goes forward with bond projects

Hays County's governing body resumed course towards up to $74 million in capital improvements and bond sales after dropping anchor briefly last week to check for dark economic clouds on the horizon.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Sumter fires, Barton responds

Soon after Hays County Precinct Commissioner Jeff Barton filed to run against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter in the March Democratic primary, Sumter came out with guns blazing. And Barton fired back.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Barton vs. Sumter begins, Tibbe walks to win

Local political junkies will be occupied by a number of contests in the March 2 primaries after the filing deadline passed Monday to determine who will run. Democrats will consider four countywide races, while Republicans will vote...

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