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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Video: Tank Town founder talks rainwater harvesting

Part of series on Texas water issues, this PBS NewsHour segment pays a visit to Tank Town in Dripping Springs and talks with its founder, rainwater harvesting evangelist Richard Heinichen.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Long-awaited FM 1626 widening to start this summer

The long-awaited widening of FM 1626, a busy thoroughfare between Buda and Austin, is one of two major road projects set to begin this summer in Kyle and Buda.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Hays County establishes job search center for veterans

Hays County officially opened its new Veterans Resource Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Voter registration cards to come this spring

Contrary to rumor, Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan said county residents whose voter registration cards expired on Dec. 31 will not be disqualified from voting in the upcoming primary elections.

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Hays County tax deadline looms

Hays County Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway is urging residents to be aware of the Tuesday, Jan. 31 deadline for paying taxes in Hays County. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, a seven percent penalty and interest will be assessed.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

FAQ: LCRA water system sale to Hays County, partners

On Jan. 17, the LCRA executed a purchase agreement to sell the West Travis Regional County System to the West Travis County Public Utility Agency, of which Hays County is a member. Previously, the county had taken...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

County to TxDOT: Hurry up road review process

The Hays County Commissioners Court has authorized County Judge Bert Cobb to sign and forward a letter to the Texas Department of Transportation urging that the state agency follow the requirements of Senate Bill 548 and House...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Hays County Courthouse home to new area offices

The departure of a number of county offices from the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos has made way for some new residents.

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Conley elected CAMPO chair

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was elected chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's board this week, becoming the first person who doesn't hail from Austin or Travis County to lead the powerful regional...

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

County seeks input on future of Jacob’s Well

Hays County is in the process of developing a master plan for the Jacob’s Well Natural Area and is inviting the public to a discussion of development options at an open house on Jan. 19.

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