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Jerry Borcherding

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Conciliatory Kyle council asks for payment plan on road

A conciliatory Kyle City Council on Tuesday acknowledged that it owes Hays County as much as $2 million for an ongoing widening of Dacy Lane but asked for a payment plan to meet its share of the project cost.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

TxDOT to fund traffic signal before Hays County government center opens

Hays County commissioners learned last week that the Texas Department of Transportation will go ahead and pony up for traffic signals at Wonder World Drive and Stagecoach Trail in time for the opening of a Hays County...

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Commissioners fume as TxDOT disses traffic light

Anticipating traffic snarls at Stagecoach Trail and Wonder World Drive when a $72 million Hays County administrative building opens there in January 2012, Hays County commissioners are upset that the Texas Department of Transportation will take three...

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

County approves $2M RPTP building expansion

Hays County commissioners approved a $2 million expansion last week for a Resource, Protection Transportation and Planning (RPTP) building on Yarrington Road. The expansion is larger than originally planned because the county decided to add space for...

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

RR 12 project could cut Wonder World Drive traffic counts

Just after the Wonder World Drive extension from Hunter Road to RR 12 opens in late July, Hays County will begin improvements on RR 12 in September. San Marcos officials are concerned that the RR 12 work...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Sumter fires, Barton responds

Soon after Hays County Precinct Commissioner Jeff Barton filed to run against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter in the March Democratic primary, Sumter came out with guns blazing. And Barton fired back.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

County chooses gov center builder

Hays County commissioners unanimously chose Balfour Beatty and HDR Tuesday to design and build the largest and most costly structure ever attempted by the county. But the building won't be as expensive as once thought.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

County moves towards right of way purchases on I-35 in Kyle

With deadlines before a November bond election built into their pass-through agreement with TxDOT, the Hays County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to work towards right of way purchases along Interstate-35 in Kyle.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Hunter Industries gets construction contract for part of McCarty widening

Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe secured approval of a contract with San Marcos-based Hunter Industries to begin widening McCarty Lane between Interstate 35 and Old Bastrop Highway.