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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Timing on new ethics policy questionable

Sean Wardwell argues that the timing on the new ethics policy for Hays County is questionable, and that one good deed does not erase past mistakes.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Court to move forward on ethics policy

Hays County commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a code of ethics to keep the county from doing business with companies recently convicted in felonies or crimes of "moral turpidute" Above, left to right, are Hays County Commissioner...

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Barton to propose ethics reform

Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (right) will submit a new ethics policy to the commissioners court Tuesday, with the goal of preventing the county from doing business with unethical companies. Hays County Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe,...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

County cuts out of KBR deal

After two weeks of contemplation, Hays County commissioners cancelled a road engineering contract with KBR. Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe (above) made the motion.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: County votes down KBR contract

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to not proceed with KBR on the FM 110 project.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Commissioners to vote on KBR contract cancellation

The Hays County Commissioners Court will vote on Tuesday on whether to cancel the controversial FM 110 contract awarded to KBR.

Friday, March 27th, 2009

KBR contract still up in the air

A engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for part of the first phase of the San Marcos loop is not on the Hays County commissioners court agenda for Tuesday.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Video: Veterans press Hays County to dump KBR

Video of Hays County Commissioners Court testimony and discussion of an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root for a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 110.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Veterans’ concerns over KBR puts loop engineering contract on hold

Hays County leaders have delayed executing an engineering contract with Kellogg Brown and Root after servicemen argued that the company's alleged war-zone failures means they ought not be awarded taxpayer money.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The county, the city, their roads and KBR

A company engaged in road design work for the City of San Marcos and Hays County has long been the subject of controversy in its role as a major contractor for governments worldwide.

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