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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Holiday shopping brings record sales tax collections across county

The December holiday shopping season generated all-time record sales tax collections in San Marcos and across Hays County. Combined, sales tax collections in Hays County and its cities are up 11.5 percent from the first two months...

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...

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The Weekend: Something for everyone, including … football fans?

We're still waiting for real signs of spring around here, and Valentine's Day is a sign of spring everywhere. Waiting for spring, though, the weekend will have to be good enough, and this isn't going to be...

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Brewster's Pizza

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Brewster's Pizza as a new member. Brewster's Pizza is located at 9595 RR 12 in Wimberley.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

New commissioners court signals likely change

The former Hays County commissioners court spent at least $300 million on public projects, with most of the debt approved by voters. A new court seated last week will face spending issues of its own.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

County officials to be sworn in Tuesday

Hays County officials who won their jobs in the November election will be sworn in Tuesday morning, just before a new commissioners court holds its first meeting of a new year.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

County approves criminal justice streamlining plan

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously this week to approve a 12-month plan for streamlining the county's criminal justice system while creating a committee to help coordinate the changes.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

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