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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ratliff beats Huddleston for Democrat sheriff bid

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff kept his losses low in Buda and was marginally favored across the county, winning the Democratic nomination to fill the rest of the term left unexpired when the late Sheriff Allen Bridges died in December 2008.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Barton cruises past Sumter for Democratic nomination

After slightly more than three years of battling on the Hays County Commissioners Court, it came down to Tuesday's vote between County Judge Liz Sumter and Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton for the Democratic county judge nomination....

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

GOP Hays County judge candidates discuss issues

Republican Hays County judge candidates Bert Cobb and Peggy Jones spoke in depth with San Marcos Local News about the issues leading up to the March 2 primary election. The winner will take on the Democratic nominee,...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hays County grows 6.6 percent in 2008

New figures from the Texas State Data Center released this week show that Hays County has topped 150,000 residents after starting the young century with fewer than 100,000.

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Chamber cuts ribbon for news site

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently cut a ribbob for My Texas News, an online news publication. Owner Greg Hardin was accompanied by colleague Susi Thames in cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ribbon cutting ends 12 years of construction

Local drivers may have noticed that there has been substantial completion of the construction on the section of U.S. 290 West between Trautwein Road and Nutty Brown Road.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Residents push TxDOT for action on FM 1626

About 300 Buda-area residents, upset with crawling progress on improvements to FM 1626, attended a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) Tuesday night at Elm Grove Elementary School and asked for the...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

County greenprint map completed

Hays County's $50,000 contribution in 2008 to the Central Texas Greenprint for Growth project bore fruit last month in the form of interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) maps depicting the region's land conservation priorities.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Chamber to discuss transportation

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) is holding its next Eggs and Issues Breakfast next Thursday, Dec. 3. The topic will be the 2035 transportation plan being developed by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization...

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