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Friday, December 27th, 2013

LCRA names TxDOT exec as GM

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) named Phil Wilson last week as its new general manager. Wilson will start on Feb. 1.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Hays County lights up the courthouse on Nov. 25

Hays County officials will throw the switch to light up the Old Hays County Courthouse grounds with a festive ceremony 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. The old courthouse is located at 111 E. San Antonio St., at...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hays County offers free vaccinations to flood victims

The Hays County Local Health Department is offering free tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations to flood victims and volunteers who are not current on their vaccinations.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Appraisal district seeks review board members

The Hays Central Appraisal District — the agency that sets property values used to determine tax receipts for city, counties, school districts and a host of other smaller governments — is looking for candidates to serve on...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Court honors Sims on her 90th birthday

The commissioners court this week adopted a resolution honoring longtime former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims, who turned 90 years old on Sept. 11.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

County approves $5K to designate Randy Vetter memorial

The Hays County Commissioners Court this afternoon appropriated $5,000 to help pay for road signs honoring a state trooper killed 13 years ago during a traffic stop on Interstate 35.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

County announces $174.5M budget

The Hays County Commissioners Court sannounced a $174.5 million budget last week that holds the property tax rate to $0.4690 per $100 of taxable value.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

County dedicates courtroom to James Holt

In a ceremony Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.), the Hays County commissioners will dedicate the Justice of the Peace Courtroom in the new Precinct 2 office building in honor of former Justice of the Peace James A. Holt,...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

County clerk to raise document fees

Beginning Sept. 1, fees for recording a document with the Hays County Clerk’s Office will increase a total of $10 for a one-page document.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

County launches budget process

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb (R-San Marcos) has kicked off the county budget process by recommending a $150.1 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year.

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