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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Hispanic chamber to host toy drive luncheon

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Broadway Bank and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, will host the Para Los Ninos annual Toy Drive and Luncheon with Blue and Brown Santa Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

San Marcos, Hays County reach sales tax records

Based on sales tax collection figures for December, San Marcos and Hays County are back on track after suffering collections declines in the last six months of 2009. The city and county both set new sales tax...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Sights and Sounds of Christmas begins four-day run Wednesday night

The sparkling Sights and Sounds of Christmas, a harbinger of the holiday season, begins Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. This year's festival features four days instead of the traditional three.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dripping Springs man gets 18 years for store robbery

A Dripping Springs man whose attempted robbery of a grocery store a year ago was thwarted by a female patron is going to jail for 18 years after a Hays County jury ruled against him last week.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

ASG senate approves campus gun resolution

The Associated Student Government (ASG) senate at Texas State approved a resolution Monday night to allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to carry firearms on campus. ASG President Melanie Ferrari will make a decision about the measure...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

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