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Elizabeth Sumter

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Doggett to keynote Earth Day festivities

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be the keynote speaker at Texas State University's 3rd Annual Aquarena Earth Day Celebration on the shores of Spring Lake, the San Marcos River headwaters.

Friday, March 27th, 2009

KBR contract still up in the air

A engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for part of the first phase of the San Marcos loop is not on the Hays County commissioners court agenda for Tuesday.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Video: Veterans press Hays County to dump KBR

Video of Hays County Commissioners Court testimony and discussion of an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 110.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Veterans’ concerns over KBR puts loop engineering contract on hold

Hays County leaders have delayed executing an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root after servicemen argued that the company's alleged war-zone failures means they ought not be awarded taxpayer money.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Facing parks panel revolt, commissioners accept its ‘recommendations’

Faced with the threat of mass resignations from the Citizens Parks Advisory Board, the Hays County commissioners court today yielded to a range of the group's "recommendations" that its chairman told the court were not negotiable.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Commissioners finish appointing shooting range committee

A proposal to build a firearm shooting range open to the public is picking up support as it makes its way through a citizens committee Hays County commissioners expanded on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

City, county leaders unveil marker where MLK, LBJ memorial will stand

On the national remembrance day for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the San Marcos city council and the Hays county commissioners unveil a sign at the crossroads of LBJ and MLK drives in San Marcos...

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Commissioners approve H-E-B tax deal

The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a 20-year tax abatement deal with H-E-B, which is planning to double its 750,000-square-foot distribution warehouse on Hunter Road. The City of San Marcos made a similar deal with the local...

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Three commissioners receive pay raises

Three Hays County Commissioners who had declined pay increases now are receiving them after a study found that their new salaries are in line with the marketplace.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Brad Rollins’ Blog: More Democrats endorse commissioners court’s only Republican

A direct mail piece from a group called Concerned San Marcos Democrats says, "He has proven that when elected leaders put people before party, great things can be accomplished for the public good."

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