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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Council calms residents, deletes portion of FM 110

San Marcos councilmembers assuaged worried residents Tuesday night, eliminating a portion of the proposed FM 110 from the transportation master plan rather than rerouting the road to run on McCarty Lane on the west side of Interstate-35.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

City work on McCarty could cost county $4M

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter wants San Marcos officials to halt work on East McCarty Lane between Interstate-35 and San Marcos High School, saying the work jeopardizes $15.8 million in pass through funding from the state. The...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

San Marcos loop work on the road again

After its latest detour through thorny politics surrounding Iraq war contractor KBR, engineering work will soon be underway on the county's portion of Farm-to-Market Road 110.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

County cuts out of KBR deal

After two weeks of contemplation, Hays County commissioners cancelled a road engineering contract with KBR. Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe (above) made the motion.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The county, the city, their roads and KBR

A company engaged in road design work for the City of San Marcos and Hays County has long been the subject of controversy in its role as a major contractor for governments worldwide.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Map: Roads, intersections in county bond package

Roads included in the $207 million road bond package before voters in the Nov. 4 election.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Hunter Industries gets construction contract for part of McCarty widening

Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe secured approval of a contract with San Marcos-based Hunter Industries to begin widening McCarty Lane between Interstate 35 and Old Bastrop Highway.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

City, county hammer out deal to widen McCarty [PRO]

McCarty Lane -- the narrow, rutted main approach to a new high school that opened last year -- will be widened to four- and five- lanes within 21 months with a deal reached today between Hays County...

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

County gives initial approval to new roads plan [PRO]

In a rare unanimous decision, Hays County commissioners voted this morning to “conceptually” accept a reworked roads package from the state transportation department that scraps plans for Ranch Road 12 expansion but includes improvements to Interstate 35...

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