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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

BudaFirst sues city over food facility

A pair of Buda residents is suing the city for refusing to allow residents to vote on a city council decision that greases the skids for US Foodservice to locate east of town.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

BS/EACD downgrades from critical drought stage

The board of directors for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) voted Thursday night to downgrade its drought declaration to a less restrictive stage.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

New treatment for cardiac patients at CTMC

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) and St. David's HealthCare formally joined forces in December of 2008, with St. David's providing clinical support services including emergency department and neonatalology physician staffing. CTMC recently announced that, working with St....

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

County holds steady on sales taxes

Sales tax allocations among Hays County cities remain roughly even from a year ago after a slight rally in June.

Friday, August 14th, 2009

County joins small business health plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted this week to join Williamson County and the Travis County Healthcare District in providing start-up funding for a three-county program that would help small businesses offer their employees affordable health care.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Wimberley brush fire burns 500 acres

About 500 acres west of Wimberley burned in a brush fire Monday, apparently after a young boy played with a cigarette lighter.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Barton announces county CAMPO funding

An overpass in Buda, street striping in Kyle and safety lanes in San Marcos were some of the projects approved as part of the more than $9 million in funding the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)...

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Aquifer district declares moratorium

The Barton Spring/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has declared a moratorium on withdrawing additional freshwater from the aquifer within its jurisdiction.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

PEC directors decline re-election

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Place 1 Director Vi Cloud, and Place 6 Director Val Smith have opted to not seek re-election to PEC's board of directors.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Hays, Travis commissioners sue to clean up Hamilton Pool

Hays County commissioners and their Travis County counterparts are taking legal action against two construction firms accused of polluting Hamilton Pool.

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