San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

County to put in offer to buy Nicholson Ranch for habitat conservation

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to authorize The Nature Conservancy and county staff to negotiate the purchase of 1,000-acre tract of the Nicholson Ranch in western Hays County.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Nicholson Ranch picked by county for bird habitat

The 3,300-acre Nicholson Ranch is the choice of Hays County commissioners for endangered bird habitat under their regional habitat conservation plan. The $5 million purchase would leave the county with $3.4 million remaining out of $30 million...

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

TPW to assess property as county shooting range

A state agency is assessing a 563-acre site along the San Marcos River to determine its feasibility as a county shooting range and public park. After the assessment, the Hays County Commissioners Court may decide to spend...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Shooting task force brings new plan to county court

The Hays County Shooting Sports Task Force wants Hays County to use $5.5 million of its remaining $8.5 million in parks and open space bonds to build a shooting sports complex on 563 acres fronting the San...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

GOP Hays County judge candidates discuss issues

Republican Hays County judge candidates Bert Cobb and Peggy Jones spoke in depth with San Marcos Local News about the issues leading up to the March 2 primary election. The winner will take on the Democratic nominee,...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Citizens committees tangle over parks funds

Two Hays County citizens committees -- the Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (POSAB) and the Shooting Sports Task Force (SSTF) -- are at odds about how the county should spend the remaining $8.4 million out of...

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...

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
:)