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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Feds approve county’s redistricting map

The Department of Justice has approved Hays County’s redistricting plan, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Election 2011: Final unofficial Hays County results

Voters in the Buda area rejected a sales tax increase to fund Hays County ESD No. 8 and those in Dripping Springs ISD demolished a property tax increase ratification.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Historical commission to screen “Vox Pop” in San Marcos

The Hays County Historical Commission will screen a new documentary about Parks Johnson, who pioneered the man-on-the-street and audience-participation style of radio programming popularized across the nation in the 1930's.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Hays County constable appointed to statewide commission

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for a term that expires Aug. 30, 2017. The commission ensures Texans...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hays County sending tax bills this week

Annual tax statements will be mailed the week of Oct. 24, and payment is due on receipt, according to Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway. Dripping Springs ISD statements will be mailed separately.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sheriff, Hays County sued by former jail employee

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler has been sued by a former employee who claims he was demoted and pressured to resign in retaliation for political associations and free speech.

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Firefighters extinguish Wimberley brush fire

Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that was reported at about 10:50 a.m. near 171 Wolf Creek Pass.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

LCRA delays decision on utilities sell off

On Tuesday, a Canadian bank working for the Lower Colorado River Authority recommended that the authority sell 24 water and wastewater systems in Texas to a Canadian company. The LCRA board on Wednesday put off making a...

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