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Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Commissioners greenlight felony drug court

The Hays County Commissioners Court officialyl sanctioned the county’s first felony drug court this month. the program has reduced recidivism since being implemented last year by 428th State District Judge Bill Henry.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In a fluid competition, Hays seeks to lock down water for the future

Hays County commissioners staked a claim to a water supply for the future on Tuesday, unanimously approving a letter of intent to buy 25,000 to 45,000 acre-feet of groundwater each year for 50 years from a private...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays County commissioners court chooses redistricting plan

Hays County commissioners on Tuesday voted narrowly to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Hays officials to consider cutting off clean air group

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant are asking commissioners to reconsider the county's financial support of the Clean Air Force of Central Texas.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hays County commissioners cull redistricting plans

Hays County’s governing body, which chose four plans for the redrawing of commissioner precinct lines this week, appears roughly split on the matter of how communities in San Marcos and Kyle should be apportioned.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kyle, Buda protest ‘outrageous’ redistricting plans

The Kyle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday that urges the Hays County Commissioners Court to avoid lopping off parts of western Kyle into a third commissioner's precinct. Buda council members, meanwhile, offered "moral support"...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Drought officially worst on record, Texas climatologist says

It’s official: Texas is now in the midst of the worst one-year drought on record, according to State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon. July was the warmest month recorded since data collection began in 1895.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

HTGCD declares Stage 3 water use restrictions

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) has declared Stage 3 Critical drought restrictions.

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