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Liz Sumter

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

San Marcos turns out to honor fallen Peña

Emotions were strong in San Marcos Tuesday as the body of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña made its way through the streets of the city after landing earlier in the day at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio. As a motorcade carrying Peña's body drove through San Marcos, onlookers paid the fallen soldier their...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Courthouse Connections: Questions for lean times

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter (D-Wimberley) said the commissioners court faces tough questions as it considers expensive projects in a struggling economy.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

County passes corner to city in King observance

Hays County formally passed a corner at Lyndon Baines Johnson Drive and Martin Luther King Drive to the City of San Marcos Monday during Martin Luther King Day ceremonies. The corner will be the site of a...

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

San Marcos schedules events for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day will be recognized in San Marcos with a series of events starting at 11 a.m. Monday on the steps of the Hays County Courthouse. The morning courthouse program will feature proclamations by San...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Commissioners discuss slowing debt issues

Amidst news of a projected tax increase next fiscal year and fears of a decline in county-wide property appraisals, Hays County Commissioners talked this week about slowing their dash towards massive capital improvement expenditures planned for the...

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.

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

County waiting on Dahlstrom purchase

Hays County's joint acquisition of a $9.9 million conservation easement for 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land near Buda has been stalled until at least Tuesday. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last month to close...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Barton vs. Sumter begins, Tibbe walks to win

Local political junkies will be occupied by a number of contests in the March 2 primaries after the filing deadline passed Monday to determine who will run. Democrats will consider four countywide races, while Republicans will vote...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Liz Sumter's blog: Courthouse Connections

In this "Courthouse Connections," Hays County Judge Liz Sumter looks back on 2009 and forward to 2010.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Liz Sumter’s blog: Courthouse Connections

In this "Courthouse Connections," Hays County Judge Liz Sumter looks back on 2009 and forward to 2010.

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