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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Trump administration doesn’t view Austin as ‘sanctuary’ city, mayor says

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he was reassured by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that neither his city nor Travis County are considered “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

FEMA aid to storm, flood survivors passes $12M in Austin region

So far, $12.3 million in individual assistance has been allocated from FEMA to people impacted by floods, storms and tornadoes in the Austin metro region. More than $7.6 million of that has been disbursed in Hays County;...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Warlords massing troops for Simsboro water battle

For decades, Central Texas politicians, planners and privateers have peered into the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer and seen a vision of the region’s limitless potential for prosperity reflected in subterranean water. But so far a...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Open houses scheduled on I-35 congestion plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting open houses next week in San Marcos and Buda on a proposed plan for easing congestion on Interstate 35 in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Student’s Veterans Day essay wins first place, $500

Emily Gonzalez, a student at Miller Middle School, won first place in a Veterans Day essay contest and received a $500 savings bond.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hays County pledges $5 million to kick start SH 45 SW

Hays County will chip in $5 million to help Travis County build the long awaited SH 45 SW, which would connect MoPac in Austin with FM 1626 in Hays County, under an offer approved this morning.

Monday, September 26th, 2011

LCRA utilities closer to private sector hands

Publicly-controlled infrastructure providing potable water to thousands of northern Hays County customers was offered for sale to two private companies last week.

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