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Monday, April 26th, 2010

County, feds to begin flood control study

Numerous governmental entities are involved in an effort to assess flood control in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Hays County commissioners are likely to kick in $390,000 for the effort.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

County budgets more HTGCD funding

Following a contorted process in which a local groundwater district couldn't agree with local state legislators on a funding bill, Hays County Commissioners appear ready to increase the district's funding from the county.

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

County passes controversial development regs

After months of dispute, Hays County Commissioners passed new development regulations Tuesday. A six-acre minimum lot size for new subdivisions served by individual private water wells and located in the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area (PGMA)...

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

San Marcos seeking $96.2 million in stimulus funds

City officials are navigating the fluid world of federal stimulus funds in pursuit of $96.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly called the stimulus package.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Aquifer district declares moratorium

The Barton Spring/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has declared a moratorium on withdrawing additional freshwater from the aquifer within its jurisdiction.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

San Marcos residents conserve water

Despite exceptionally low rainfall for the last year, San Marcos resident have been doing their part to protect precious water resources by limiting their per capita water use well below state averages.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Major study underway on Wimberley’s Cypress Creek

The River Systems Institute at Texas State University is in the process of coordinating a major study on the Cypress Creek watershed in and around Wimberley.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Tenorio blasts county

Though Hays County Judge Liz Sumter got what she wanted when she addressed the Buda City Council last week, she also got an earful from Buda Councilmember Sandra Tenorio.

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