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Ray Whisenant

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hays County turns out for ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ en masse

Dozens of residents gathered on the old courthouse square last week for a thorough dousing with frigid water in a group version of the omnipresent “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Brookfield Residential constructing miles-long water line to service Blanco Vista

Brookfield Residential, developers of Blanco Vista subdivision in far north San Marcos, has begun construction of a 2.8- mile-long, 16-inch diameter water line along Post Road.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

State recognizes Hays County for financial transparency

State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office on Tuesday awarded the Hays County Commissioners court the Leadership Circle Platinum award, the state’s highest designation for financial transparency.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Commissioners honor Vietnam War veterans in lead up to capitol monument dedication

The Hays County Commissioners Court this week proclaimed March 29 as “Belated Welcome Home Texas Vietnam Veterans Day,” coinciding with the dedication on Saturday of a bronze sculpture on the Texas Capitol grounds honoring veterans of the...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abbott brings bid for governor back to Hays County

Making his second public appearance in Hays County in four months, Attorney General Greg Abbott will rally supporters and raise campaign cash at a reception on Tuesday at a backer’s ranch near Wimberley.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Court honors Sims on her 90th birthday

The commissioners court this week adopted a resolution honoring longtime former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims, who turned 90 years old on Sept. 11.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Breaking news: Hays County affiliate tabbed to buy LCRA water system

LCRA wants to sell a water system into which it invested about $140 million to a group including Hays County.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Feds approve county’s redistricting map

The Department of Justice has approved Hays County’s redistricting plan, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hays County’s hunt for water puzzles corridor cities

Elected officials behind an ongoing ratepayer-funded effort to bring a longterm water supply to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos want to know why Hays County officials are suddenly moving into the water game in their own right.

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