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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Rain causes county to lift burn ban, close park

Tuesday night's tropical rains were sufficient to make Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers lift the burn ban, but they also were strong enough to compel the county to close Five Mile Dam Park.

Monday, July 5th, 2010

County, city receive citation for joint parks

Hays County and the City of San Marcos have received recognition from the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Municipal League for their cooperation in developing five jointly funded parks.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

City parks board looks at alcohol ban in parks

The city's parks board is processing legislation that would extend the city's ban on alcohol in parks to Rio Vista Park, City Park and other parks in the city system. The matter has not reached the city...

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Hays County re-opens Blanco River parks

Hays County re-opened Dudley Connaly Johnson Park and Randall Wade Vetter Park along the Blanco River earlier this month.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

County parks on Blanco River now open

A 43-acre addition to the parkland with eight regulation-size soccer fields and other amenities is not expected to be opened until Labor Day, a debut that has been pushed back several times already. The two older parks,...