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Ron Fletcher

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.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

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"...

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Texas Supreme Court declines to hear case against US Foodservice

The Texas Supreme Court announced last week that it would refuse to hear a request filed by opponents of a US Foodservice distribution facility east of Buda, clearing the way for construction of the facility.

Monday, March 29th, 2010

State Supreme Court demands Buda response

The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the City of Buda to respond to a writ filed by city residents demanding a public vote on a land use change approved by the city council last summer. The land...

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Buda to start police force, Kidd to be police chief

Buda officials are going ahead with plans to replace their dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office with their own police force. The city already has tabbed Bo Kidd to run the department after Hays County...

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats’ sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats' sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ruge announces run for Buda council

Todd Ruge, who failed in a bid to join the Buda City Council in 2008, has announced his candidacy for the council's Place 2 in the May 8 election. No other candidates for the position have announced....

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

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