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Monday, October 31st, 2011

Hays County constable appointed to statewide commission

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for a term that expires Aug. 30, 2017. The commission ensures Texans are served by highly-trained and ethical law enforcement and corrections personnel through screening, developing and monitoring resources and setting standards.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hays County sending tax bills this week

Annual tax statements will be mailed the week of Oct. 24, and payment is due on receipt, according to Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway. Dripping Springs ISD statements will be mailed separately.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Ingalsbe elected president of statewide association

Debbie Ingalsbe, Hays County Pct 1 commissioner, was recently elected president of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, a statewide organization with more than 1,200 active members.

Friday, October 7th, 2011

City and county give $70,000 to food bank, kick-off Turkeys Tackling Hunger

Hays County commissioners and San Marcos council members recently allocated a combined $70,000 to the Hays County Food Bank and proclaimed October as “Turkeys Tackling Hunger” month.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

LCRA utilities closer to private sector hands

Publicly-controlled infrastructure providing potable water to thousands of northern Hays County customers was offered for sale to two private companies last week.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Update: Post Road fire fully contained, chief says

High winds and waning humidity have extended the life of a fire that began yesterday within a half-mile west of Post Road near the San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Conciliatory Kyle council asks for payment plan on road

A conciliatory Kyle City Council on Tuesday acknowledged that it owes Hays County as much as $2 million for an ongoing widening of Dacy Lane but asked for a payment plan to meet its share of the...

Monday, September 19th, 2011

County to halt Kyle road projects unless council pays up

Hays County will abandon ongoing and planned road projects in the city — including rerouting FM 150 East and widening Dacy Lane — if the Kyle City Council does not agree to pay money it owes for...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Potential clues found in search for missing woman

Pieces of women’s clothing are to be analyzed following a Saturday search along the dry Blanco River for the remains of a 24-year-old Kyle woman swept away by floodwaters almost seven years ago, authorities say.

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