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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Isaac: In ranch dispute, I won’t flinch on basic rights

State Rep. JASON ISAAC writes, “The conservation and protection of natural resources in the area are important to me, and I believe that this MUD will help to ensure that the land is managed responsibly with an emphasis on conservation.”

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Court accepts donation of land for Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

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.

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...

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 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...

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...

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Sales taxes continue increase along Interstate-35

The Interstate-35 cities of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda all led continued sales tax increases over a year ago in Hays County. A 4.08 percent increase in San Marcos over August 2009 continues the city's steady improvement...

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