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Elizabeth Sumter

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Ford ‘on my knees’ asking for emergency Dripping Springs park funds

After consistently opposing a somewhat similar measure in San Marcos earlier this year, Hays County Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) asked the commissioners court Tuesday for emergency parks bond funding in her precinct.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Judge says public won’t be locked out of future public meetings

Precautions will be taken to make sure the courthouse is not locked during future meetings of a committee appointed to vet transportation projects for an expected November bond election, Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter said today.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Bill Clinton stops in San Marcos during last-minute campaign swing

Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise stop in San Marcos on Tuesday as voters statewide were deciding the next turn in a rollicking election season.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

County gives initial approval to new roads plan [PRO]

In a rare unanimous decision, Hays County commissioners voted this morning to “conceptually” accept a reworked roads package from the state transportation department that scraps plans for Ranch Road 12 expansion but includes improvements to Interstate 35...

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Elizabeth Sumter’s Flying Circus

Going to your county commissioners court these days is kind of like a free ticket to Monte Python’s Flying Circus: And now for something completely different.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Sumter closed judge’s office for garage sale

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter, who campaigned partly on her predecessor’s absenteeism, closed her county office for a day this summer to a hold a garage sale.

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