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Mark Jones

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kyle, Buda protest ‘outrageous’ redistricting plans

The Kyle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday that urges the Hays County Commissioners Court to avoid lopping off parts of western Kyle into a third commissioner's precinct. Buda council members, meanwhile, offered "moral support" for their neighbor to the south.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County residents weigh in on redistricting maps

County residents who addressed the commissioners court at a public hearing on Monday appeared divided between support for two redistricting plans: One that would split much of Kyle between three precincts and another that proposes to include...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

County recognizes non-agriculture 4-H participants

The Hays County Commissioners Court recently recognized young people who participate in 4-H programs other than the conventional programs like agriculture. “4-H is much more than raising and showing livestock,” the county's agriculture extension agent said.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

County employees: San Marcos water is cleanest but ranks last on taste

City of San Marcos water is of a higher quality than nearby public water suppliers but tastes the worst, according to a recent survey by Hays County employees.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Commissioners Court plans redistricting hearings

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled three public hearings to discuss redistricting and invites the public to attend or to watch the hearings live on the Internet.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Hays County wants a ‘seat at the table’ on LCRA utilities sell off

Hays County Commissioners this week approved formation of a nonprofit corporation to explore making a bid for the Lower Colorado River Authority’s water and wastewater system in western Travis and northern Hays counties.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hays County decides against pursuing LCRA utilities purchase

Efforts to keep the Lower Colorado River Authority’s West Travis County Regional Water System in public hands were dealt a setback on Tuesday when the Hays County Commissioners Court rejected a proposal to join a coalition of...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

County puts new veterans van on the road

The Hays County Commissioners Court recently toured the county’s new van that will help transport area veterans to medical appointments at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio.

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.

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.

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