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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates discuss GOP primary race

Recent Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez and Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones, the Republican candidates for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner in the March 2 primary, answered some questions about the role of a county commissioner. The winner in March will face Democrat Ray Bryant in the November election.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: Hays County Judge Democratic Primary debate (Elizabeth Sumter vs. Jeff Barton)

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter debates fellow Democratic Party challenger Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

View stream of Thursday night LWV debate

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.).

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Spring Lake water protection moves forward

Three local entities -- San Marcos, Hays County and Texas State -- recently formalized their intention to cooperate on a protection plan for the Upper San Marcos Watershed, including Spring Lake. Texas State River Systems Institute (RSI)...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

League of Women Voters debate to be streamed live

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.). A live stream of the...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Rose endorses Barton in county judge primary

State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) said Saturday that he is endorsing Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) in a party primary race against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter (D-Wimberley). Rose said Barton “is...

Friday, February 5th, 2010

State acknowledges county jail progress

Hays County officials received a nod of approval Thursday from the State of Texas for trying to bring the county jail into compliance with state law. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards found the Hays County Jail...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

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.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Part II: Kyle mayoral candidates Johnson and Lopez

Kyle mayoral hopefuls Lucy Johnson and Michelle Lopez talk about the city's future in this second part of our two-part interview with the candidates. The election for mayor and two city council seats will take place Feb....

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