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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Chamber cuts ribbon for TexHealth

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming TexHealth Central Texas as a new chamber member.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Fiber cut stops 911, cell service for eight hours

Emergency 911 service and many cell phones in San Marcos and Hays and Caldwell Counties were disrupted for eight hours Saturday due to a fiber cut during a construction project in Buda.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hays County reinstitutes burn ban

The Hays County commissioners put on a burn ban this week, which will remain in effect until further notice. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said drying conditions and high winds increase the chances for fires.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Commissioners consider $31M in county jail repair

Hays County commissioners paid $2 million for emergency repairs for the air conditioner at the Hays County Jail this week, and now are looking at more than $30 million in improvements to the jail.

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.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Cecil Clark is subject of new 'Voices of Hays County'

The latest oral history documentary from the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) features Cecil Clark, a Buda area resident for almost a century.

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