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Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Lane closures on E. Hopkins begin June 8

A state contractor will work nights for the next two weeks to rebuild the heavily traveled stretch of Hopkins Street between N. LBJ Drive and Charles Austin Drive in San Marcos.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

TxDOT refunding $1.7M in toll road overcharges

Billing problems with the Texas Department of Transportation’s tolling system are bigger than the agency had realized, officials confirmed Tuesday, and the agency will be giving back about $1.7 million to tollway users who have been overbilled.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

TxDOT beefs up plans for new Posey Road interchange in San Marcos

State and county officials have agreed to expand efforts to improve traffic conditions along Interstate 35 in Hays County, projects that include reconstruction of an interchange and overpass at Posey Road as well as 13 access road...

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Abbott plans to add $4 billion to road funding

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott wants to add $4 billion each year to build and maintain Texas roads, nearly closing the annual budget shortfall at the Texas Department of Transportation.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Prada Marfa escapes dismantling with state law loophole

WITH SLIDESHOW | The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Walton Development to donate right-of-way for FM 2001 rerouting

WITH MAP | Walton Development & Management USA, the North American real estate giant sitting on thousands of acres in Hays and Caldwell counties, has donated right-of-way for a planned re-routing of FM 2001 in...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

TxDOT foresees ‘negligible’ aquifer impacts from SH 45 SW

More than 600 people crowded into a south Austin high school cafeteria last week to weigh-in on a draft environmental report on Texas 45 Southwest, a controversial toll road that would connect the southern terminus of MoPac...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

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