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Elizabeth Sumter

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Touting her financial stewardship, judge inflates county’s bond rating

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter wrote a guest column for area media yesterday heralding her stewardship of county finances and the resulting upgrade to a prime AAA bond rating, the highest available. There's just one problem: Never happened.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Paper Trail: Lawyers clamor for judge appointment

The Hays County Commissioners Court will discuss the vacant County Court at Law No. 1 at a special session 9 a.m. Thursday. The county released resumes this week.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Letter: Judging politics

EDITOR: Living in a small town has its bright sides. Often, however, there are darker sides, such as small town politics. As important as they are the majority of voters pay little attention to the ugliness or...

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Hays helps fund startup of small business health insurance program

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to join Williamson County and the Travis County Healthcare District in providing start-up funding for a three-county program that would help small businesses offer their employees affordable health care.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Hays County reinstates burn ban

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter signed an emergency order this morning reinstating the burn ban that prohibits outdoor burning, effective immediately.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sumter steps in it, again

County Judge Elizabeth Sumter's statement not only doesn't ring true -- it isn't true. She's in for a long campaign if she doesn't at least have the decency to come up with plausible explanations for her failures.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Barton brings home the bacon and brickbats

It's hardly a secret that Jeff Barton wants to be county judge and might already have the job had he not talked himself out of running against Jim Powers in 2006. Now he's making his move.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

County sends consultants back to drawing board on government center

Faced with an estimated cost that has surged to about $115 million, county leaders this week instructed an outside project manager to reconfigure -- and scale down -- plans for a massive new government center to house...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Hays County declared disaster area because of drought, heat, fires

Hays County farmers and ranchers could be eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Agriculture department's Farm Services Agency.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

State inspectors fail Hays County jail, citing threats to ‘life, safety’

Hays County officials have 30 days to submit a plan to state authorities for addressing "life and safety" deficiencies in its jail after failing a Commission on Jail Standards inspection on April 23, the agency's boss told...

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