San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Liz Sumter

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

County to close on Dahlstrom easement

Hays County is close to finalizing an agreement prohibiting development on 2,275 acres of aquifer recharge land on Dahlstrom Ranch property near Buda, though county residents won't soon unwrap 350 acres of the land proposed for public access.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Sanchez runs for Kyle council

Jaime Sanchez, who failed in a previous bid to join the Kyle City Council but succeeded in a lawsuit against the city, has announced his candidacy for the council in a special election to be held on...

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legislators, HTGCD to try it again

While it remains to be seen if the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) and Hays County legislators can iron out their differences, a process began last week with a plan to bring together stakeholders selected by...

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Gonzalez to face Jones in GOP Commissioner primary

Kyle Mayor Miguel Gonzalez stirred up a contest Friday, announcing his run for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner in the Republican primary next March against Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones. Gonzalez joins a wide open race for...

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Judge turns back Buda referendum bid

A state appeals court last week turned back Buda citizens who hoped to vote down a land use change, saying a city council decision clearing the way for US Foodservice to locate in the eastern extraterritorial jurisdiction...

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

County to challenge state action

Receiving the inspection results they hoped for, Hays County Commissioners are about to challenge the state's order that they shut down the kitchen in the Hays County Jail.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Cobb announces GOP candidacy for judge

A race is on for the Republican nomination for Hays County Judge now that San Marcos surgeon Bert Cobb has announced his candidacy.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

County tries to escape kitchen closure

The Hays County Commissioners Court hopes to persuade the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to revise an order to shut down the county jail's kitchen. At the least, the commissioners could make the penalty moot by...

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

State orders county jail kitchen shut down

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) ordered Hays County to close its jail kitchen within two weeks and to continue fixing water leakage problems that have rendered some cells uninhabitable.

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