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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, April 27th, 2011

Carter calls Cobb un-Christian in scathing letter

“As a conservative candidate, you campaigned on a platform of stopping the SPENDING. As a Christian, your are (sic) also charged with telling the truth,” Carter wrote the county judge.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

County plans meeting on CR 266 widening

Hays County invites the public to attend and participate in a public meeting to review County plans for roadway safety improvements to County Road 266 (Old Bastrop Highway).

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Residents rally for FM 1626 widening

Insisting that work not be delayed on the widening of FM 1626, more than 400 mostly Kyle- and Buda-area residents spilled out of the Elm Grove Elementary School cafeteria and into the hallways during a final environmental...

Friday, March 27th, 2009

KBR contract still up in the air

A engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for part of the first phase of the San Marcos loop is not on the Hays County commissioners court agenda for Tuesday.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Video: Veterans press Hays County to dump KBR

Video of Hays County Commissioners Court testimony and discussion of an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 110.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Veterans’ concerns over KBR puts loop engineering contract on hold

Hays County leaders have delayed executing an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root after servicemen argued that the company's alleged war-zone failures means they ought not be awarded taxpayer money.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Commissioners prefer quick start to road work

Hays County Commissioners took their first long look at road building since passage of a $207 million bond for that purpose, clearly preferring to start all the projects at once, if possible.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Hays County voters easily pass $207 million road bond

After failing to pass a $172 million road bond package in May 2007, Hays County voters approved a bond program involving 12 more roads and another $35 million 18 months later.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Endorsements: The Mercury says ‘yes’ to road bonds, 2 a.m. bar closings

According to federal traffic statistics, Hays County is the most dangerous place to drive along the corridor between Austin and San Antonio. In the hope of improving the situation, The Mercury endorses the $207 million countywide road...