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Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Coming to a head

Expect a morning of legislative drama Tuesday at the Hays County courthouse, where Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton will motion for the commissioners to issue revenue bonds in defiance of the county judge's wishes.

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Sumter schedules Kyle

Following a public outcry after she left Kyle off her scheduled tour of Hays County cities, Hays County Judge Liz Sumter fit Kyle into her schedule for Feb. 24.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Plans for Texas 21 may include tolls

A future widening of Texas 21, the heavily traveled highway that straddles nearly the entire length of the Hays-Caldwell counties line, could include toll lanes, a Texas Department of Transportation official now says.

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Sumter bashed in Buda

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter met an angry crowd Monday night at Hays Hills Baptist Church, where citizens urged the commissioners court to get moving on roads.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

TxDOT pitches new road plan

State road officials offered a new pass-through financing proposal to Hays County commissioners Thursday morning, replacing RR 12 improvements with new wrinkles on Interstate-35.

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...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Roads take the stage

Since Hays County voters rejected a road bond last May, the action between county commissioners and TxDOT has taken place behind the curtain. That should change Thursday.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Road keeps winding

After another discussion about their transportation advisory board (TAB) last week, the Hays County commissioners still haven't decided the board's direction.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Long road … surprise finish?

Not so long ago, a plan for state funds to support road improvements in eastern Hays County seemed lost. Now, the Interstate-35 area could receive more state money than originally planned.

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