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Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award

The commissioners court presented the Hays County Historical Commission with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for its accomplishments last year.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Camera enforcement in Wimberley, Dripping Springs school zones starts Sept. 8

After a trial run caught dozens of violators at a Hays County campus last month, authorities will soon begin using camera enforcement to issue citations to drivers who speed through school zones in the Wimberley and Dripping...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hays County commissioners back GSMP funding in letter to San Marcos council

County leaders urge city leaders “to stay the course, to believe in our Partnership and its strategy, and to be dedicated to our goal.”

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Letter: ‘Rule of capture’ shouldn’t be absolute for commercial groundwater pumpers

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner WILL CONLEY writes that a for-profit company’s efforts to develop a commercial well field over an un-regulated patch of the Trinity Aquifer warrants ‘a great deal of concern.’

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

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