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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Hispanic chamber to host toy drive luncheon

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Broadway Bank and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, will host the Para Los Ninos annual Toy Drive and Luncheon with Blue and Brown Santa Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

San Marcos, Hays County reach sales tax records

Based on sales tax collection figures for December, San Marcos and Hays County are back on track after suffering collections declines in the last six months of 2009. The city and county both set new sales tax...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Library to present Christmas concert with Destination

Destination has been a Christmas tradition at the San Marcos Public Library. This year's show features actor Carl Galante, who will perform as Lambrusco Pepperoni, "the man who can sing anything." Library patrons at Wednesday's show will...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Weekend: A sign of November? Elvis meets Shakespeare

It's the first weekend in November, when three women make their first tamales and Elvis meets Shakespeare. Football is gone, so there's local art to see and buy, local authors to meet, plays to see and benefits...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to...

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