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Ray Whisenant

Monday, September 26th, 2011

LCRA utilities closer to private sector hands

Publicly-controlled infrastructure providing potable water to thousands of northern Hays County customers was offered for sale to two private companies last week.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

LCRA delays decision on utilities sell off

On Tuesday, a Canadian bank working for the Lower Colorado River Authority recommended that the authority sell 24 water and wastewater systems in Texas to a Canadian company. The LCRA board on Wednesday put off making a...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Hays County rebuffed in bid for LCRA utilities

If the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors takes a recommendation from its staff, Hays County and other central Texas governments and water suppliers will be out of the running to purchase the authority’s water and...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays commissioners pass redistricting plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays County commissioners court chooses redistricting plan

Hays County commissioners on Tuesday voted narrowly to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Hays officials to consider cutting off clean air group

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant are asking commissioners to reconsider the county's financial support of the Clean Air Force of Central Texas.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hays County commissioners cull redistricting plans

The Hays County Commissioners Court effectively whittled down the field of possible redistricting maps from 10 to four during a public hearing on Tuesday.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hays County commissioners cull redistricting plans

Hays County’s governing body, which chose four plans for the redrawing of commissioner precinct lines this week, appears roughly split on the matter of how communities in San Marcos and Kyle should be apportioned.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Hays County makes bid to buy LCRA utilities

Hays County and its partners in a nonprofit corporation on Monday submitted a bid to buy the Lower Colorado River Authority’s sprawling water and wastewater utilities.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kyle, Buda protest ‘outrageous’ redistricting plans

The Kyle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday that urges the Hays County Commissioners Court to avoid lopping off parts of western Kyle into a third commissioner's precinct. Buda council members, meanwhile, offered "moral support"...

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