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Thursday, August 20th, 2009

County passes controversial development regs

After months of dispute, Hays County Commissioners passed new development regulations Tuesday. A six-acre minimum lot size for new subdivisions served by individual private water wells and located in the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area (PGMA) was too small for water conservation advocates and too large for private property rights advocates.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Hays County to hold groundwater meeting

County officials, along with engineers, will hold a meeting on March 5 to discuss how groundwater availability will affect future lot sizes in Hays County.

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Sprawl stall

Hays County Commissioners are writing new tools into a revision of their development regulations, hoping they can discourage sprawling developments.