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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Hays considers privatizing medical care for jail inmates

Hays County Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with a bid process that could privatize health care services for inmates in less than three months.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hays hosting first briefing today on longterm road plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposed long-range transportation plan, the first of which is this afternoon in San Marcos.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

SH 45 SW survives the scalpel at CAMPO

Pct. 2 County Commissioner Mark Jones is continuing his efforts to advocate for the construction of SH 45 SW, the proposed 3.5-mile road connecting Loop 1 (MoPac) in Austin and FM 1626 in suburban Buda.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Hays County Pct. 1 Commissioner (Debbie Ingalsbe vs. Mary E. Gonzales)

Longtime Pct. 1 Commissioner DEBBIE GONZALES INGALSBE debates Republican nominee MARY E. GONZALES at the 2012 general election San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: Hays County officials
play politics with religious invocation

In his regular column, former San Marcos City Attorney LAMAR HANKINS says the Hays County Commissioners Court is endorsing Christianity because most of the people who pray before court sessions are Christians.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Hays County holds the line on property tax under budget proposal

The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday made few changes to the county judge's proposed FY 2013 budget and set dates for public hearings on the tax rate and budget.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

County’s emergency management coordinator resigns

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday named Fire Marshal Mark Chambers as its interim Emergency Management Coordinator and announced a process for filling the position permanently.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Court puts Hays County back under burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday reinstated a countywide burn ban.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Hays County awards contract for FM 1626 widening

The first phase of widening FM 1626 in northern Hays and southern Travis counties will be underway within six weeks and cost 25 percent less than initial estimates, Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones said today.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Commissioners take back Jacob’s Well management, adopt masterplan

The Hays County Commissioners Court last week voted 5-0 to adopt the Jacob’s Well Natural Area Management Plan presented by landscape architecture and planning firm RVi of Austin.

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