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Friday, April 12th, 2013

Advocates seek state funds for local parks program

While much of the funding for Texas’ state parks that was cut in 2011 has been restored in the 2014-15 budget plan, an initiative aimed at helping local parks is poised to come up empty for a second straight legislative session. But advocates are hoping to change that.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hays County adopts parks, natural areas masterplan

About a year in the making, the Hays County Parks, Open Spaces and Natural Areas Master Plan, a 10-year guide for parks and preservation in unincorporated areas of the county, has been approved by the commissioners court.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Recreation board asks city council to ban alcohol in parks

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted unanimously Jan. 31 in favor of new parks rules that include a ban on the public consumption and display of alcohol in all city parks.