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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

H-E-B breaks ground for store with ‘unique, Wimberley flair’

City and corporate officials officially broke ground Thursday on a 46,000-square-foot H-E-B store with pledges to find local suppliers for fruits, vegetables and “artisan foods.”

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,...

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The Weekend: Bloodthirsty plants, photographs and music

There's something very Texas about wind. We've been getting it all week. We've been getting it forever. And we know which way the wind is blowing this weekend in and around San Marcos.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Windemere developers cut plan to 75 dwellings

The developers of a residential project at the head waters of the San Marcos Springs reduced their proposal this week after the city refused to condemn an adjoining strip of land for a road. The owner of...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Kyle, county unite to buy Jacob’s Well

After nearly six hours of often volatile discussion, a majority of the Hays County Commissioners Court appeared to agree on Tuesday that the city of Kyle will, in fact, be afforded the privilege of returning about $1.2...

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Weekend: Three days for swimmin', listenin' and rememberin'

Whether you choose a cement pond or a swimming hole, all the pools are open for business this Memorial Day weekend. There is also a farmer's market on the square, music, movies and Grease is the word.

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