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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Democratic candidates show contrasts in judge debate

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter and Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton showed their differences last week in their appearance at the League of Women Voters debate. Sumter and Barton are contesting the Democratic nomination for Hays County judge in a March 2 vote.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Buda council approve preliminary plan for U.S. Foods

With a lawsuit out of the way -- at least until the appeals process kicks in -- developers of the U.S. Foodservice distribution facility moved forward this week with permitting their proposed site.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Buda residents to appeal

The attorney for two Buda men who sued the city to put a land use change up to public referendum said his clients will appeal an appeals court decision against the referendum.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Judge turns back Buda referendum bid

A state appeals court last week turned back Buda citizens who hoped to vote down a land use change, saying a city council decision clearing the way for US Foodservice to locate in the eastern extraterritorial jurisdiction...

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

BudaFirst versus Buda: U.S. Foods opponents sue

Attorneys for the group BudaFirst have filed a long-threatened suit against the city of Buda, seeking to force a referendum election that could prevent U.S. Foodservice from building a $50 million distribution facility east of town.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Buda still facing US Foods fight

A group wishing to keep a US Foodservice facility out of Buda is giving the city council one more meeting to allow a referendum on the matter. Otherwise, Budadfirst is threatening to sue.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

U.S. Foods fight boils over in Buda

Opponents of U.S. Foodservice's plans to build a warehouse and distribution facility on Buda's eastern edge couch the debate in terms of residents' rights to determine their city's future.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

US Foodservice foes submit petition in Buda

BudaFirst.org submitted a petition at Buda City Hall Wednesday, hoping a land use change enabling US Foodservice to locate a regional headquarters east of the city can be put to a public vote.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Buda attorney denies petition bid

A city attorney in Buda has reached the opinion that a land use change allowing US Foodservice to locate in Sunfield MUD is not subject to petition by city voters.

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