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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

One more step towards jail restoration

Having acquired additional funding, Hays County officials are poised to proceed with restorations to one of its old jails, a 19th century, two-story limestone structure nestled in the Historic Dunbar District a few blocks from the courthouse square in downtown San Marcos. The Hays County Commissioners Court accepted a $25,000 grant Tuesday for the jail's restoration from...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Old Hays County jail in for restoration

The old Hays County Jail in San Marcos is soon to be restored as a museum.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Architect chosen for historic jail restoration

An Austin-based firm with a history of preservation projects in Hays County will design the restoration of the old county jail, which has sat empty and deteriorating for decades on an overgrown lot on Fredericksburg Street in...