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Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Ambassadors cut ribbon for Homes by Avi's Blanco Vista Community

Earlier this month, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Homes by Avi's Blanco Vista Community, 106 Farmhouse Road.

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Interests vie as county park bonds down to $2M

Hays County commissioners are pretty close to spending down the last of their $30 million in parks and open space bond funding granted by voters in May 2007. With just less than $2 million remaining after pending...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Drowning victim an 18-year-old from Buda

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has identified the drowning victim at Five Mile Dam Park Sunday afternoon as 18-year-old Jose De Jesus Renteria Contreras of Buda. The investigation of the drowning continues.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

18-year-old male drowns at Five Mile Dam Park

An 18-year-old male drowned Sunday at Five Mile Dam Park as he attempted to swim across the Blanco River. Local public safety officials are investigating.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Hays County re-opens Blanco River parks

Hays County re-opened Dudley Connaly Johnson Park and Randall Wade Vetter Park along the Blanco River earlier this month.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

County parks on Blanco River now open

A 43-acre addition to the parkland with eight regulation-size soccer fields and other amenities is not expected to be opened until Labor Day, a debut that has been pushed back several times already. The two older parks,...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Landowners donate conservation easements on Blanco River

The 2,193-acre Halifax Ranch near Kyle -- and its more than two miles of breathtaking Blanco River frontage -- will be preserved from real estate development forever under a conservation easement donated by its owners.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Five Mile Dam Park starts new improvement phase

With the summer season gone, Hays County has begun Phase II of improvements to Five Mile Dam Park to have them ready for next summer.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Updated: All Hays County water crossings now open

Hays County officials have opened two of four low-water crossings in the Wimberley area that had been closed due to water on the roads from Wednesday rains.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Major study underway on Wimberley’s Cypress Creek

The River Systems Institute at Texas State University is in the process of coordinating a major study on the Cypress Creek watershed in and around Wimberley.

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