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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CAPCOG: Hays County grows fastest, youngest, most diverse in region

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Capital Area Council of Governments issued a report last month saying that Hays County is growing faster, younger and more ethnically/racially diverse than any other county in Central Texas.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Chamber cuts ribbon for TexHealth

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming TexHealth Central Texas as a new chamber member.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Commissioners vote to lose CAMPO seat

Hays County commissioners voted this week for a reconstitution of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) that would leave the county with one less seat than it has now.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Dripping Springs man gets 22 years for meth

Charles Leslie Gault will serve 22 years for making methamphetamine after law enforcement noticed a foul chemical smell emanating from a pop-up trailer in Dripping Springs. He went on the run for two years before he was...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hays County grows 6.6 percent in 2008

New figures from the Texas State Data Center released this week show that Hays County has topped 150,000 residents after starting the young century with fewer than 100,000.

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Texas State to hold hostage crisis training

About 250 officers from law enforcement agencies across Texas, the United States and Canada will converge on Texas State Jan. 12-14 for the Department of Criminal Justice's annual hostage negotiation training and competition.

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