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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, February 14th, 2011

Hays County looks to buy local LCRA water system

Concerned that a Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) water system serving a small part of Hays County might fall into private hands, Hays County commissioners are preparing a bid. LCRA officials say they have put $140 million...

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...

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Endorsements: The Mercury says ‘yes’ to road bonds, 2 a.m. bar closings

According to federal traffic statistics, Hays County is the most dangerous place to drive along the corridor between Austin and San Antonio. In the hope of improving the situation, The Mercury endorses the $207 million countywide road...

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Map: Roads, intersections in county bond package

Roads included in the $207 million road bond package before voters in the Nov. 4 election.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Hays County channel: Road bond support group announces campaign

Hays Families for Safer Mobility, organized in support of a $207 million road bond issue in Hays County, announced its campaign this week for the measure, which will appear on the November ballot.

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

There’s a reason

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter kept her appointment to meet Sunday with Kyle citizens, baffling the assembled with her explanations and composure under tough questioning.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

County compromises on bonds

Hays County commissioners ended a day of tense discussion by accepting a compromise on revenue bonds and a November election to complete funding for state road projects.

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Coming to a head

Expect a morning of legislative drama Tuesday at the Hays County courthouse, where Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton will motion for the commissioners to issue revenue bonds in defiance of the county judge's wishes.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

County gives initial approval to new roads plan [PRO]

In a rare unanimous decision, Hays County commissioners voted this morning to “conceptually” accept a reworked roads package from the state transportation department that scraps plans for Ranch Road 12 expansion but includes improvements to Interstate 35...

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