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Monday, June 24th, 2013

Prado’s office on the move

The Hays County Justice of the Peace Office of Judge Jo Anne Prado (Precinct 1, Place 1) is moving. That means Prado's office will be closed this week.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

PEC picks new CEO

Pedernales Electric Cooperative has tabbed John D. Hewa as its new chief executive officer.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Old Bastrop Highway construction to start next week

The stretch of Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266) from Centerpoint Road to Posey Road will be cut down to one lane from June 17 through the end of August as Hays County builds improvements to the road.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

PEC begins elections process

Voting opened last week for Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) board of directors election.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

KPD says Duran death investigation ongoing

Apparently responding to rumors regarding the death of Phillip Duran on April 28, the Kyle Police Department (KPD) put out a statement Thursday saying the investigation is ongoing and that it may take several weeks to develop...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Amendments to Needmore MUD bill answer critics concerns, Isaac says

If the former O'Quinn Ranch is ever developed under pending municipal utility district, its developer will ostensibly be prohibited from using water from the Trinity or Edwards aquifers and will be required to build a wastewater treatment...

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hays aquifer levels dropped precipitously during drought

Groundwater levels in Texas’ major aquifers dropped considerably between 2010 and 2011, as the state's drought intensified, according to a report published recently by the Texas Water Development Board.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Interactive: Huge ranches stretch from San Marcos to Wimberley

A look at the Big 3 ranches that span the wide-open Hill Country between San Marcos and Wimberley. They include the former O’Quinn River Ranch, a perennial seat of controversy once again at the center of a...

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

PEC announces board candidates

Three candidates are up for election to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) board of directors. The election will begin on May 29 and conclude on June 14.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Kyle frontage roads going one-way

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said the work necessary to turn the northbound IH-35 frontage road through Kyle to one-way was to begin Tuesday. The southbound access road conversion was scheduled to begin Thursday at 8...

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