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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Conciliatory Kyle council asks for payment plan on road

A conciliatory Kyle City Council on Tuesday acknowledged that it owes Hays County as much as $2 million for an ongoing widening of Dacy Lane but asked for a payment plan to meet its share of the project cost.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Texas mulls alternatives to the gas tax

Over the next several months, hundreds of electric and plug-in hybrid cars will arrive in Texas cities. The vehicles will emit little pollution and generally be far cheaper to operate than conventional vehicles. For the state government,...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Bridge demolition to close I-35 on evenings of Dec. 7-8

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will shut down Interstate-35 in Buda on the nights of Dec. 7-8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to demolish the bridge at CR 210 at Dry Hole Road/Windy...

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Sanchez runs for Kyle council

Jaime Sanchez, who failed in a previous bid to join the Kyle City Council but succeeded in a lawsuit against the city, has announced his candidacy for the council in a special election to be held on...

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...

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Residents rally for FM 1626 widening

Insisting that work not be delayed on the widening of FM 1626, more than 400 mostly Kyle- and Buda-area residents spilled out of the Elm Grove Elementary School cafeteria and into the hallways during a final environmental...

Monday, December 7th, 2009

TxDOT to hold FM 1626 hearing Tuesday

Residents of the Buda area who tackle FM 1626 every day on the way to and from work in Austin will get their chance to tell the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) about their concerns Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

CASA conference and billboard in San Marcos this week

CASA will have their 20th Annual Conference in San Marcos as well as unveil their new Texas State License plate. Their new billboard seeks volunteers to reach their goals of a "CASA for Every Child."

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Cell phone use to be banned in school zones across city, county

The city of San Marcos and the Texas Department of Transportation will install signs Monday banning the use of cell phones in school crossing zones in San Marcos. Hays County and the cities of Kyle and Buda...

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

San Marcos seeking $96.2 million in stimulus funds

City officials are navigating the fluid world of federal stimulus funds in pursuit of $96.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly called the stimulus package.

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