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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

HTGCD declares Stage 3 water use restrictions

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) has declared Stage 3 Critical drought restrictions.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 04/06/11

A sampling of current listings for home lots for sale on the Blanco River in Hays County.

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Unidentified skull found
in Blanco River

A human skull recently discovered along the Blanco River near San Marcos has been sent off for testing to identify its origin, authorities say.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Carma pulls concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Shifting course again, Carma Texas has withdrawn its request with San Marcos officials to change the concept plan for the Blanco Vista development on the north end of the city. It is anticipated that Carma will submit...

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Carma seeks concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Carma Texas is attempting to change its concept plan for the Blanco Vista development to include more townhomes and multi-family units while moving mixed and industrial uses from the development's periphery. City officials aren't opposed, but they...

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Rain causes county to lift burn ban, close park

Tuesday night's tropical rains were sufficient to make Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers lift the burn ban, but they also were strong enough to compel the county to close Five Mile Dam Park.

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