San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Karen Ford

Friday, September 18th, 2009

County sets budget, ups tax rate 1.42 cents

Hays County commissioners approved a $162 million budget this week, raising the ad valorem tax rate from 45.5 cents to 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

County moves on government center

Hays County officials took two more steps in their 14-year-old quest for more office space earlier this month, narrowing their list to five teams of construction firms to undertake the county's largest ever building project, then authorizing...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

County to provide night parking for city

Hays County Commissioners will allow the City of San Marcos to use the parking inlets on the Hopkins Street side of the Hays County Courthouse during night hours, despite the objections of County Judge Liz Sumter, whose...

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.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

County headed towards slight tax hike

Though they're still debating the merits of an ad valorem tax increase, Hays County Commissioners have set 46.92 cents as their maximum tax rate in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget, upping the present rate by 1.42 cents.

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

County passes controversial development regs

After months of dispute, Hays County Commissioners passed new development regulations Tuesday. A six-acre minimum lot size for new subdivisions served by individual private water wells and located in the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area (PGMA)...

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Hays county shoots for gun safety

All gun enthusiasts are invited by Hays County officials to take part in a Shoot Safe/Dispara Seguro firearm safety event. The program will take place in Buda during Cabela's Great Outdoor days on Aug. 23 and 24...

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

County picks $89.5M office option

The Hays County Commissioners Court, presented with three project scenarios for a new county office building Tuesday, opted Tuesday to go with the most expensive in a 3-2 vote.

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Commissioners talk dev regs in Wimberley

Hays County Commissioners spoke with western Hays County residents for five hours last week about new development regulations without making a decision last week.

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.

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