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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Head-on collision near Dripping Springs kills two men; injures woman, child

WITH VIDEO | Two people were killed and two others badly injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 290 near the Hays-Travis counties line early Saturday.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The List: Roads, trails Hays County wants in CAMPO master plan

In addition to keeping Texas 45 Southwest in the program, Hays County officials hope to add transportation projects totaling $473 million to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's 25-year master plan.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Hays County commissioners ask CAMPO to keep SH 45 SW on the table

While fighting off Travis County's efforts to kill the awaited arterial into Austin, local leaders are seeking inclusion of $473 million in other transportation projects that include widening U.S. 290, Ranch Road 12, FM 150 and the...

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