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Friday, October 14th, 2016

Election 2016: Hays County Sheriff Cutler, challenger Amaya spar in San Marcos

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and challenger Rodrigo Amaya, a former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, debated on Oct. 11 at an event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Congressional panel extends review of Roger Williams ethics case

Congressional ethics investigators have decided to take a further look at U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents western Hays County, over a legislative amendment he pushed that allegedly benefited his car dealership. Williams, who...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s base Hays County water policy on science, not guesswork

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley writes that he will ask the county judge and fellow commissioners to help fund an initiative to “develop the science and monitoring that we need to make informed decisions” about...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Hays County again ranked fastest-growing among surging Texas suburbs

Two other central Interstate 35 corridor counties — Williamson and Comal — also make the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest top 10 list.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Hays County lifts burn ban

Hays County has lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county as of March 9.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Hays County Democrats energized by surge in turnout

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Sanders won nearly 52 percent of 14,113 votes cast in the Hays County Democratic Party primary to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 47 percent.

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