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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cobb rides GOP wave to county judge

Bert Cobb's victory as Hays County judge was part of a Republican sweep Tuesday that will give the GOP a 4-1 majority on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Jeff Barton, who lost the judge race, said the voters have spoken.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Superintendent search session draws two school district residents

In stark contrast to a San Marcos CISD trustees meeting earlier this month that packed the room to discuss the fate of San Marcos High School football coach Steve Van Nest, only two citizens appeared at a...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Arveda Alzheimer's Family Care offers Alzheimer's caregiver support group

The Alzheimer's Association-Capital of Texas Chapter has several volunteer facilitated support groups for caregivers coping with Alzheimer's in Hays County and recently a group was added at Arveda Alzheimer's Family Care in Buda, 645 FM 967.

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, October 14th, 2010

River City Ballet to hold angel auditions for Nutcracker performance

The River City Ballet will hold auditions for angels for its annual holiday performances of the Nutcracker. The auditions are open to any child 6-9 years old and will be held at the Central Texas Ballet Conservatory,...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Commissioners cut budget, maintain tax rate

Hays County Commissioners backed off a plan to increase property taxes Tuesday, voting to maintain the property tax rate of 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value. The commissioners made their deadline to set the budget and...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Hays County jail passes surprise state inspection

The Hays County Jail passes a surprise inspection by the state jail commission this month, indicating that the county is mitigating its compliance problems. The county is considering $31 million in jail renovations.

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