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Liz Sumter

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Shooting task force brings new plan to county court

The Hays County Shooting Sports Task Force wants Hays County to use $5.5 million of its remaining $8.5 million in parks and open space bonds to build a shooting sports complex on 563 acres fronting the San Marcos River. However, the county's parks and open space advisory board opposes the expenditure, and the county already is committed...

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

County approves $2M RPTP building expansion

Hays County commissioners approved a $2 million expansion last week for a Resource, Protection Transportation and Planning (RPTP) building on Yarrington Road. The expansion is larger than originally planned because the county decided to add space for...

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Study: Hays County doesn't need new jail

A study commissioned by Hays County commissioners said the county doesn't need an entirely new jail. Instead, the study said the county should add beds to the existing jail and develop alternative means of bonding, docketing and...

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Weekend: A whole messtival of festivals, and a good bit else, besides

Festivals, fairs and shows. The weekend is stuffed to bursting with them. And then, there's more good music than you can shake a stick at, if you had a stick you wanted to shake at something.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

HCWC unveils mural at county justice center

A mural painted by San Marcos High School art students and now on display at the Hays Caldwell Women's Center encourages people to envision a world without child abuse.

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.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Bishop says she’s ‘sorry’ about cell phone throw

Kara Bishop, who managed Jeff Barton's successful Democratic primary campaign for Hays County judge after assisting him for two years in the Precinct 2 commissioner's office, said Monday that she is sorry about throwing a cell phone...

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Bishop says she's 'sorry' about cell phone throw

Kara Bishop, who managed Jeff Barton's successful Democratic primary campaign for Hays County judge after assisting him for two years in the Precinct 2 commissioner's office, said Monday that she is sorry about throwing a cell phone...

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Barton: No hard feelings about cell phone incident

Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton said he has no hard feelings after his campaign manager, Kara Bishop, threw a cell phone at his face last week. Barton said Bishop is struggling with health issues and...

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

County to issue government center debt before month’s end

Hays County commissioners will issue $71.2 million in debt all at once before the end of March to begin building a new government center in April. The project will be the largest building ever undertaken by Hays...

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