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Ray Whisenant

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for drainage.

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"...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County residents weigh in on redistricting maps

County residents who addressed the commissioners court at a public hearing on Monday appeared divided between support for two redistricting plans: One that would split much of Kyle between three precincts and another that proposes to include...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Two county commissioners representing San Marcos hold open house today

Two of three county commissioners representing San Marcos are hosting an open house meeting today on redistricting. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilliard Road Fire Station in San Marcos.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

County employees: San Marcos water is cleanest but ranks last on taste

City of San Marcos water is of a higher quality than nearby public water suppliers but tastes the worst, according to a recent survey by Hays County employees.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Commissioners Court plans redistricting hearings

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled three public hearings to discuss redistricting and invites the public to attend or to watch the hearings live on the Internet.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Hays County wants a ‘seat at the table’ on LCRA utilities sell off

Hays County Commissioners this week approved formation of a nonprofit corporation to explore making a bid for the Lower Colorado River Authority’s water and wastewater system in western Travis and northern Hays counties.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hays County decides against pursuing LCRA utilities purchase

Efforts to keep the Lower Colorado River Authority’s West Travis County Regional Water System in public hands were dealt a setback on Tuesday when the Hays County Commissioners Court rejected a proposal to join a coalition of...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Ranchers host wounded soldiers for ‘Hunt for Heroes’

Eight wounded soldiers from the Brooke Army Hospital base enjoyed a weekend hunting trip at Dick Scott's and Dodie Juarez's ranch in western Hays County as part of the Hunt for Heroes program.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

County puts new veterans van on the road

The Hays County Commissioners Court recently toured the county’s new van that will help transport area veterans to medical appointments at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio.

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