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Sunday, April 6th, 2014

After years of wrangling, Hays County to officially open Jacob’s Well preserve

More than eight years after commissioners first appropriated $3 million in parks bond money to preserve a storied artesian spring near Woodcreek, Hays County will celebrate the grand opening of the Jacob’s Well Natural Area on Saturday, May 10.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Commissioners honor Vietnam War veterans in lead up to capitol monument dedication

The Hays County Commissioners Court this week proclaimed March 29 as “Belated Welcome Home Texas Vietnam Veterans Day,” coinciding with the dedication on Saturday of a bronze sculpture on the Texas Capitol grounds honoring veterans of the...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

CAMPO slots $5.7M for Hays County roads

Hays County is expected to take in $5.7 million of the more than $100 million the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will dole out in federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years.

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abbott brings bid for governor back to Hays County

Making his second public appearance in Hays County in four months, Attorney General Greg Abbott will rally supporters and raise campaign cash at a reception on Tuesday at a backer’s ranch near Wimberley.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Texas State, Hays County at odds over Freeman Ranch proposal

Frustrated by university president Denise Trauth’s resistance to building a youth agriculture facility on the Freeman Ranch, supporters of the plan intend to take their case directly to Texas State University System regents when they meet in...

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Toll lanes on MoPac aim to ease way for cars — and buses

In 2015, an 11-mile stretch of Austin’s MoPac Boulevard will expand to eight lanes from six. The two new lanes will be tolled, giving drivers the chance to pay a premium to avoid the road’s frequent congestion....

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Novak brings senate campaign to San Marcos, Wimberley

Formally launching his bid to unseat Sen. Donna Campbell in next March’s Republican Party primary, San Antonio businessman Mike Novak will make two stops in Hays County on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

George P. Bush to raise funds at Dripping Springs reception

Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush will pick Hays County pockets for campaign contributions at a Nov. 1 fundraiser thrown by former County Judge Jim Powers and Hays County Commissioners Will Conley and Mark Jones.

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