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Sandra Tenorio

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Tejano Democrats endorses Doggett over Latina opponents

Hays County Tejano Democrats has endorsed U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in his primary race against two Latinas, State Rep. Sylvia Romo and activist Maria Luisa Alvarado.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Buda moves to annex Texas Lehigh cement plant

The city of Buda is preparing to annex the largest business in northern Hays County in a race to lock up future sales and property tax revenue in the area.

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"...

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...

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...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Buda council approve preliminary plan for U.S. Foods

With a lawsuit out of the way -- at least until the appeals process kicks in -- developers of the U.S. Foodservice distribution facility moved forward this week with permitting their proposed site.

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