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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 (HTGDC) board members.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Candidate Van Oudekerke discusses city council issues

Retired San Marcos police officer Rodney Van Oudekerke and local businessman Shane Scott are running for the final two years of Councilmember John Thomaides' term in the November election. San Marcos Local News put the same questions...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

City council hires Nuse, approves Paso Robles deal

MERCURY PRO | Wrapping up two pieces of business before Mayor Susan Narvaiz leaves the dais in November, the San Marcos City Council hired Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse and approved a development agreement, annexation and...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

P&Z approves Windemere variance for narrow road

Planning and Zoning commissioners in San Marcos are allowing the developers of Windemere Ranch property by Spring Lake to build a narrower collector road than allowed by the city's land development code. Environmentalists and nearby residents opposed...

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mayoral candidates differ on development proposals

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides took opposing sides about the controversial Paso Robles and Buie Tract developments at last week's Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) debate. The mayoral candidates and the candidates for...

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

City council approves Paso Robles annexation

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos City Council approved the first reading of an annexation agreement for the Paso Robles development Tuesday night. The council will take on the second reading, as well as the first reading...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Pollution and Paso Robles

In this letter to the editor, the San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF) argues that the proposed Paso Robles development, which is to be taken up Tuesday night by the San Marcos City Council, poses the threat of...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

City task force issues river access recommendations

A city-created river recreation task force has issued its recommendations for river access restrictions, hoping their implementation will insulate local water users from state restrictions. The task force offered advice on areas ranging from dogs and litter...

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