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Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

George P. Bush to raise funds at Dripping Springs reception

Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush will pick Hays County pockets for campaign contributions at a Nov. 1 fundraiser thrown by former County Judge Jim Powers and Hays County Commissioners Will Conley and Mark Jones.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Court honors Sims on her 90th birthday

The commissioners court this week adopted a resolution honoring longtime former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims, who turned 90 years old on Sept. 11.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

County dedicates courtroom to James Holt

In a ceremony Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.), the Hays County commissioners will dedicate the Justice of the Peace Courtroom in the new Precinct 2 office building in honor of former Justice of the Peace James A. Holt,...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Meetings slated on roads, public transportation

Residents are invited to two public meetings scheduled this month in Kyle on transportation issues.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Commissioners welcome I-35 roadside assistance program

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday officially welcomed the Highway Emergency Response Operator program to Hays County.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

SH 45 SW survives the scalpel at CAMPO

Pct. 2 County Commissioner Mark Jones is continuing his efforts to advocate for the construction of SH 45 SW, the proposed 3.5-mile road connecting Loop 1 (MoPac) in Austin and FM 1626 in suburban Buda.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Hays County awards contract for FM 1626 widening

The first phase of widening FM 1626 in northern Hays and southern Travis counties will be underway within six weeks and cost 25 percent less than initial estimates, Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones said today.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Mark Jones: Austin leaders are wrong. Build SH 45 SW

Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner MARK JONES takes the Austin City Council to task for scrubbing SH 45 SW from its comprehensive master plan. The proposed road would connect Mopac in Austin with FM 1626 in Hays...

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