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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.

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...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Officials say ACS may exaggerate city's youth

Local officials say the recently released American Community Survey (ACS), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, makes the city appear to be younger and poorer than it really is. The reason is growth at Texas State, where...

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hays County grows four percent in Census estimate

Census estimates of populations as of July 1, 2009, indicate that Hays County grew a little more than four percent in the year leading to that date. Buda was the fifth fastest growing city in Texas, while...

Monday, April 19th, 2010

City lags behind Census count, millions at stake

Participation in the 2010 United States Census is lower in San Marcos than in Texas or across the country. After wide suspicion that the city was under-counted in 2000, city officials are hoping for a count of...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

With poor response rate so far, local officials urge census participation

San Marcos and the rest of Hays County are at risk of forging tens of millions of dollars in federal funds if residents do not complete their census forms at a higher rate, officials said during a...