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Nicholson Ranch

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hays County commits to purchase Nicholson Ranch for bird habitat

The Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of a 1,000-acre tract of the Nicholson Ranch to be used for habitat conservation, county officials announced this week.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Hillert Tract still sought for shooting complex

While available money from Hays County's parks and open space bonding capacity dwindles, supporters of a Hays County shooting sports complex continue working towards placing such a facility on the Hillert Tract in eastern San Marcos. Texas...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

County to put in offer to buy Nicholson Ranch for habitat conservation

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to authorize The Nature Conservancy and county staff to negotiate the purchase of 1,000-acre tract of the Nicholson Ranch in western Hays County.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Nicholson Ranch picked by county for bird habitat

The 3,300-acre Nicholson Ranch is the choice of Hays County commissioners for endangered bird habitat under their regional habitat conservation plan. The $5 million purchase would leave the county with $3.4 million remaining out of $30 million...

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