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Mark Kennedy

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Lawsuit asks judge to invalidate county development regs

A Henly resident is seeking to invalidate development regulations adopted last August with a lawsuit filed in state district court that argues Hays County did not properly analyze the financial impact of minimum lot sizes and other rules would have on property owners.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Henly resident sues county over development regulations

A Henly resident has sued Hays County, saying development regulations passed by county commissioners last August compromise his property rights to the extent of being a "taking."

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Hays County to give Guadalupe residents free immunizations

Hays County will provide free immunizations to Guadalupe County residents at a health fair next week, saying it's a public health benefit for Hays County residents. A Guadalupe County commissioner said Guadalupe officials were unaware of the...

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Shooting task force throws gauntlet at court

A county-appointed task force charged with locating a parcel for a shooting sports complex has put forth an open records request to learn of the parcels under consideration for wildlife conservation habitat. The shooting sports task force...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

County soon to close on Dahlstrom land

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last week to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dahlstrom family as a precursor agreement to a 22-year lease for 360 acres of the family's 2,253-acre ranch near...

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...

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...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

With political heat rising, county pols move to get out of the jail kitchen

Hays County will appeal Texas Commission on Jail Standard's order last week to close its jail kitchen by Nov. 20, saying the facility is safe and the commission's staff was kept in the dark about the extent...

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

Caraway 'conflict' engages city, county

After a "possible conflict of interest" led San Marcos city officials to turn over delinquent tax collections to Hays County this week, an identical conflict came into play for the city once the county accepted the job....

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