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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Commentary: In Supreme Court primary, Rick Green’s judgment called into question

ELECTION 2016 | The Supreme Court race that looks like a name game — it's Green v. Green on the ballot — actually is about fundamental ideas of what judges ought to be doing. And the two...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court punts on major EAA water case

The murky rules for regulating groundwater pumping aren't going to get any clearer after the state Supreme Court declined to take a case that might have helped clarify when a property owner's right of capture can be...

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

‘Underground trespassing’ on Texas Supreme Court’s docket

A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Lawyers, policy experts weigh in on groundwater case

Last month, a Texas appeals court fueled the debate over state regulation of groundwater resources. Here's the ruling with comments from four water lawyers and policy experts.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Texas High Court rejects challenge to franchise tax

The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday struck down a challenge by Nestle Inc. and two other businesses targeting the state’s franchise tax.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Audio: Bill renews debate over groundwater rights

Upping the stakes in a long-running debate over groundwater and property rights, state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, filed a bill this week that would give Texas landowners ownership of the groundwater beneath their property. As Erika...

Friday, September 17th, 2010

US Foodservice breaks ground near Buda

Following a long battle of lawsuits and lawmaking, U.S. Foodservice broke ground Thursday on its $50 million regional distribution center east of Buda. Representatives from U.S. Foodservice were joined by officials from Buda and Hays County for...

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

County approves $2.7M loan for US Foodservice infrastructure

Hays County Commissioners approved a Chapter 381 agreement to fund $2.7 million in road improvements for a US Foodservice facility outside of Buda. US Foodservice is to pay back the loan within 20 years.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Editorial: San Marcos CISD needs to remember … it's public

San Marcos CISD officials apparently haven't been hip to the open government requirements for public school districts. The school district needs to tighten up its understanding of what it means to be a public governmental entity.

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