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Citizens Parks Advisory Team

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

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...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Shooting task force brings new plan to county court

The Hays County Shooting Sports Task Force wants Hays County to use $5.5 million of its remaining $8.5 million in parks and open space bonds to build a shooting sports complex on 563 acres fronting the San...

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Commissioners accept CPAT plan

Citizens Parks Advisory Team (CPAT) member Todd Derkacz (above) discusses concerns with the Hays County Commissioners Court. CPAT members said the team might have disbanded if the court didn't accept the team's recommendations.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

County puts parks on hold

Seeing a need to change the way they approve funding for parks projects, the Hays County commissioners set a moratorium until April 1 while they work out new criteria.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Too soon to panic

The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved $1.6 million in parks bond money to support youth football fields in San Marcos. But it's still too soon to panic that the court has lost track of the county's...