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Friday, April 18th, 2014

State recognizes Hays County for financial transparency

State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office on Tuesday awarded the Hays County Commissioners court the Leadership Circle Platinum award, the state’s highest designation for financial transparency.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Warlords massing troops for Simsboro water battle

For decades, Central Texas politicians, planners and privateers have peered into the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer and seen a vision of the region’s limitless potential for prosperity reflected in subterranean water. But so far a...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

After years of wrangling, Hays County to officially open Jacob’s Well preserve

More than eight years after commissioners first appropriated $3 million in parks bond money to preserve a storied artesian spring near Woodcreek, Hays County will celebrate the grand opening of the Jacob’s Well Natural Area on Saturday,...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Commissioners honor Vietnam War veterans in lead up to capitol monument dedication

The Hays County Commissioners Court this week proclaimed March 29 as “Belated Welcome Home Texas Vietnam Veterans Day,” coinciding with the dedication on Saturday of a bronze sculpture on the Texas Capitol grounds honoring veterans of the...

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Updated: Hays County sells last two downtown properties [PRO]

Hays County officials have closed the sale of the former Courthouse Annex and the Records Building, both of which have sat vacant for two years on opposite corners of the downtown San Marcos square.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abbott brings bid for governor back to Hays County

Making his second public appearance in Hays County in four months, Attorney General Greg Abbott will rally supporters and raise campaign cash at a reception on Tuesday at a backer’s ranch near Wimberley.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Texas State, Hays County at odds over Freeman Ranch proposal

Frustrated by university president Denise Trauth’s resistance to building a youth agriculture facility on the Freeman Ranch, supporters of the plan intend to take their case directly to Texas State University System regents when they meet in...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Food bank tackling hunger with Thanksgiving turkeys

The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed October as Turkeys Tackling Hunger Month in Hays County and encourages residents to donate to the Hays County Food Bank to help those in need have a Thanksgiving dinner.

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