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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Austin man gets 55-year sentence in Hays County

A 29-year-old Austiin man will serve 55 years in prison after a Hays County jury convicted him of an aggravated robbery from 2008. Ronald Glenn Boston was involved in a convenience store robbery in which an 83-year-old clerk was held at gunpoint on Aquarena Springs Drive.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Commissioners court rejects state jail study

By a 3-2 vote last week, Hays County commissioners said they have heard enough about the problems with the Hays County Jail and rejected the possibility of a needs analysis by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

City pledges $500K match for family violence shelter

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to provide $500,000 in matching funds towards a $1 million improvements project for the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. However, some councilmembers are concerned that the city is taking on too...

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Regional volleyball club seeks Hays County middle blocker

The Texas Tigers 17 girls volleyball club is in search of a Hays County middle blocker for its upcoming season, which starts in November of 2010.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Study: Hays County doesn't need new jail

A study commissioned by Hays County commissioners said the county doesn't need an entirely new jail. Instead, the study said the county should add beds to the existing jail and develop alternative means of bonding, docketing and...

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Commissioners vote to lose CAMPO seat

Hays County commissioners voted this week for a reconstitution of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) that would leave the county with one less seat than it has now.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hays County could lose CAMPO board seat

Hays County could lose a seat on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), now that the regional planning board has agreed to include Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

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