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Thursday, June 17th, 2010

San Marcos leaders not sure where to spend housing funds

City officials are having trouble finding foreclosed homes in distressed areas to buy with grant money from the federal stimulus package.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Thomason questions house purchase for homebuyer program

Treading ground they must be finding familiar lately, the San Marcos City Council at its regular meeting last week delved into a big-picture discussion on the role of municipal government when talk turned to a homebuyers assistance...

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Despite ‘hiccups,’ Buda interstate overpass still in line for federal stimulus funding, Barton says

Local and regional officials have resolved a conflict with the Federal Highway Administration over whether construction of Cement Plant Road overpass in Buda qualifies for $7.3 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Hays...

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Doggett announces federal funds for Head Start, Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive $270,497 for maintenance, operations and personnel from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sumter steps in it, again

County Judge Elizabeth Sumter's statement not only doesn't ring true -- it isn't true. She's in for a long campaign if she doesn't at least have the decency to come up with plausible explanations for her failures.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Barton brings home the bacon and brickbats

It's hardly a secret that Jeff Barton wants to be county judge and might already have the job had he not talked himself out of running against Jim Powers in 2006. Now he's making his move.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Notebook: Council Meeting 05/05/09

At its May 5 meeting, the San Marcos City Council will consider adopting an ordinance extending bar hours to 2 a.m. and hear updates on the city's application for federal stimulus funds and the Lions Club Tube...

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Stimulus funds flow to Kyle flood control dam

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett today announced that $2.4 million in federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used for flood control projects along Plum Creek in Hays County.