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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Paper Trail: Sumter’s questionable expenditure

The uproar created in the Hays County Commissioners Court in recent weeks over County Judge Elizabeth Sumter’s questionable expenditure of $2,300 for a brief presentation by consulting firm Carter Burgess has focused partly on what the judge knew and when she knew it. She acknowledges not following procedure in appropriating the money but dismisses suggestions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Paper Trail: Sumter's questionable expenditure

The uproar created in the Hays County Commissioners Court in recent weeks over County Judge Elizabeth Sumter’s questionable expenditure of $2,300 for a brief presentation by consulting firm Carter Burgess has focused partly on what the judge...

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Elizabeth Sumter’s Flying Circus

NEWS COMMENTARY by BRAD ROLLINS Going to your county commissioners court these days is kind of like a free ticket to Monte Python’s Flying Circus: And now for something completely different. Last week at the Big Top,...

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Elizabeth Sumter's Flying Circus

NEWS COMMENTARY by BRAD ROLLINS Going to your county commissioners court these days is kind of like a free ticket to Monte Python’s Flying Circus: And now for something completely different. Last week at the Big Top,...

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Commissioners approve $1.6 million for San Marcos athletic fields, park

From staff reports Hays County commissioners on Tuesday preliminarily approved the first San Marcos-area expenditure from $30 million in parks and open space bond money passed by voters last May. After weeks of behind-the-scenes wrangling, the Christian...

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

County agrees to increase library funding

From staff reports Long a sticking point between San Marcos and Hays County leaders, the county has agreed to increase its share of funding for the San Marcos Public Library. Hays County will pay the city $74,432...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

The List: Republican Party candidate filings

Filing closed today for candidates in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on March 3. Filing documents, which include residency and occupation information, were not immediately available from the Republican Party. See Democrats in the running here....

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

The List: Democratic Party candidate filings

Filing closed today for candidates in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on March 3. See Republican candidates here. Hays County Party Chair CANDIDATE: Anna Martinez Boling RESIDENCE: San Marcos MAILING ADDRESS: P O Box 1229, San...

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Sumter closed judge’s office for garage sale

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter, who campaigned partly on her predecessor’s absenteeism, closed her county office for a day this summer to a hold a garage sale. In an Aug. 23 e-mail,...

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Sumter closed judge's office for garage sale

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter, who campaigned partly on her predecessor’s absenteeism, closed her county office for a day this summer to a hold a garage sale. In an Aug. 23 e-mail,...

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