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Saturday, August 15th, 2015

District judge orders San Marcos to count anti-fluoridation petition signatures

Handing a procedural victory to proponents of a proposed city charter amendment that would prohibit artificial fluoridation of the municipal water supply, a state judge ruled on Friday that San Marcos officials misinterpreted the city charter in refusing to validate a grassroots petition calling for a popular election on the issue.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

San Marcos files lawsuit to invalidate fluoridation petition

The city of San Marcos has sued an activist group pushing for a citywide election to prohibit fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cheat Sheet: What’s opened, what’s closed on Tuesday, March 4

In a routine now familiar to Central Texas, winter storms — following quickly on the heels of warm, balmy weather — are threaten delayed openings or closures for local schools and government offices. We’ll keep a running...

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Lawsuit: KPD chief ordered bogus arrest of mistress’ husband

A Louisiana anesthesiologist who pled no contest last year to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett orchestrated the arrest while having an sexual affair with...

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Kyle Mayor hosts Pakistani women’s delegation

Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson hosted a small delegation of female leaders from Pakistan during an informal meeting in Kyle’s City Hall on Feb. 7.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Paper trail: Did Kyle pay $1M too much for sewage?

The City of Kyle and Aqua Texas are involved in litigation over more than $1 million in sewer treatment bills.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Hays allocates money to get unified dispatch center started

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Wednesday agreed to take $100,000 from the county's savings for use in funding pre-design work for a countywide, unified law enforcement and emergency services dispatch center.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

County employees: San Marcos water is cleanest but ranks last on taste

City of San Marcos water is of a higher quality than nearby public water suppliers but tastes the worst, according to a recent survey by Hays County employees.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Santa Claus to arrive in Kyle on Dec. 1

The City of Kyle's Park and Recreation Department announced that its 12th Annual Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Dec. 1 on Front Street between the historic Train Depot and Kyle City Hall...

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