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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Ingalsbe endorses Rose

In this letter to the editor, Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe says State Representative Patrick Rose is fighting for present and future generations.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Commissioners honor fallen San Marcos soldier

The Hays County Commissioners Court honored Paul Peña, the San Marcos Baptist Academy graduate who died in action last month in the American Sector of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

County breaks off-site detention budget for 2010

The cost of incarcerating criminals keeps rising for Hays County. Not only has the county already blown its 2010 budget for holding prisoners out of county, but repairs to the Hays County Jail are running about $200,000...

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Shooting task force throws gauntlet at court

A county-appointed task force charged with locating a parcel for a shooting sports complex has put forth an open records request to learn of the parcels under consideration for wildlife conservation habitat. The shooting sports task force...

Monday, February 1st, 2010

County goes forward with bond projects

Hays County's governing body resumed course towards up to $74 million in capital improvements and bond sales after dropping anchor briefly last week to check for dark economic clouds on the horizon.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

Monday, January 11th, 2010

New San Marcos board appointees begin their work

The San Marcos City Council has appointed 55 citizens to serve on 16 City boards and commissions beginning in 2010.

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

County to close on Dahlstrom easement

Hays County is close to finalizing an agreement prohibiting development on 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land on Dahlstrom Ranch property near Buda, though county residents won't soon unwrap 350 acres of the land proposed for public...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

County tries to escape kitchen closure

The Hays County Commissioners Court hopes to persuade the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to revise an order to shut down the county jail's kitchen. At the least, the commissioners could make the penalty moot by...

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

State orders county jail kitchen shut down

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) ordered Hays County to close its jail kitchen within two weeks and to continue fixing water leakage problems that have rendered some cells uninhabitable.

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