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Monday, January 24th, 2011

County protests LCRA water systems sell-off

As the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) attempts to sell off its water and wastewater systems, Hays County commissioners say the LCRA is abandoning its mission to provide such services at low costs to residents in the northern portions of the county.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Dripping Springs man gets 10 years for sexual assault

A Hays County jury sentenced Jesus "Jesse" Aranda of Dripping Springs to ten years in prison for sexual assault of a child. Aranda and his wife were foster parents of a 15-year-old girl who came to them...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Foster dad gets 10 years in prison for sexual assault of child

A Hays County jury sentenced a 51-year-old Dripping Springs man to 10 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had once been his foster child, officials announced Friday.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

State GOP chair says contributions are 'dying'

Steve Munisteri, chair of the state Republican Party, met with a few hundred of the faithful Sunday night at the San Marcos Activity Center and said the national party is draining contributions from the state party, for...

Monday, January 10th, 2011

New commissioners court signals likely change

The former Hays County commissioners court spent at least $300 million on public projects, with most of the debt approved by voters. A new court seated last week will face spending issues of its own.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

County officials to be sworn in Tuesday

Hays County officials who won their jobs in the November election will be sworn in Tuesday morning, just before a new commissioners court holds its first meeting of a new year.

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Dripping Springs passes comprehensive plan

The Dripping Springs City Council voted earlier this month to adopt a revised comprehensive plan. City officials say an overwhelming desire to keep Dripping Springs rural is a cornerstone of the plan.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

County to swear in new officials on Jan. 4

Hays County officials who were either elected or re-elected in November will be sworn into office on Jan. 4 at the Hays County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

County approves criminal justice streamlining plan

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously this week to approve a 12-month plan for streamlining the county's criminal justice system while creating a committee to help coordinate the changes.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

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