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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Sales taxes up 15 percent across San Marcos, county

The state comptroller's office cut a check to San Marcos for more than $1.6 million this month, the city's largest January sales tax allocation in history. The city's take is 15 percent higher than January 2010, which was the city's lowest January allocation since 2006.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

New commissioners court signals likely change

The former Hays County commissioners court spent at least $300 million on public projects, with most of the debt approved by voters. A new court seated last week will face spending issues of its own.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Updated: Man commits suicide outside Kyle hospital

A man committed suicide Thursday outside Seton Medical Center-Hays in Kyle. Hospital staff was unable to save the man from gunshot wounds to his chest. Kyle police are investigating.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Kyle council approves new county lease for Wells Fargo building

Kyle City Councilmembers approved a new lease agreement Tuesday night so Hays County could continue leasing the city-owned Wells Fargo building. The 85-percent rent increase still doesn't cover the city's debt service on the building.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

CTMC, Seton welcome
first babies of 2011

Two Hays County families helped usher in 2011 with the birth of New Year’s babies. A Kyle couple gave birth to the first baby at Central Texas Medical Center, Vizente DeAndrez Gonzalez.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Johnson announces re-election bid as Kyle mayor

Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson, who won office in a special election last February, has announced that she will run for a full term in May. In Johnson's 11 months as mayor, the city has made some changes.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

County officials to be sworn in Tuesday

Hays County officials who won their jobs in the November election will be sworn in Tuesday morning, just before a new commissioners court holds its first meeting of a new year.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

County to swear in new officials on Jan. 4

Hays County officials who were either elected or re-elected in November will be sworn into office on Jan. 4 at the Hays County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

County approves criminal justice streamlining plan

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously this week to approve a 12-month plan for streamlining the county's criminal justice system while creating a committee to help coordinate the changes.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

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