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Tag Archives: Hays County Commissioners Court

Hays County uncouples from Lone Star Rail

After dodging a potential death blow on Monday night, the Lone Star Rail District took another hit on the chin on Tuesday. One day after the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization opted not to freeze its funding of LSTAR, the…

Hays commish calls out Buda mayor on Facebook

The cross-county water fight between the Wimberley/Driftwood area and Buda heated up this week as Hays County Commissioner Will Conley used his Facebook page to call out Buda Mayor Todd Ruge in an open letter, calling the city’s testimony at…

Electro Purification reacts to LBG-Guyton report

Following last week’s findings of a hydrological evaluation by LBG-Guyton Associates on the effects of the Electro Purification water project on area wells, this week the water development company went on the defense. At Tuesday’s Hays County Commissioners Court, Electro…

Buda Council makes waves with water contract

Much to the dismay of a standing-room-only crowd at Buda City Hall, City Council members approved a water supply contract Tuesday that would allow up to 1 million gallons per day for city use from the Trinity Aquifer in western…

Hays County delays jail bond election

Pressed for time and with numerous unresolved issues, Hays County Commissioners postponed calling a $188 million bond election for November that would have funded a new jail, a co-located 911 center, a law enforcement center and a training hub. In…

Hays County poised to call $188M bond election for new jail

Hays County officials say a new jail is needed now, and they want to put the question to voters. The jail, plus a communications facility and law enforcement center, could cost up to $188.5 million, and Hays County Commissioners seemed…

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Hays County Commissioner says plans for SH 45 SW ‘done deal’

Construction on the estimated $100 million State Highway 45 Southwest toll road connecting northern Hays County to southwest Austin is expected early next year. “It’s been in the works for 26 years now,” Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones…

Despite hurdles, Hays County, Forestar move ahead with water deal

Hays County Commissioners are moving forward with a massive water supply contract, despite not clearing a legal hurdle called for by the water reservation and purchase agreement. Last October, Hays County officials entered into a contract with Austin-based Forestar Real…

Hays County plans $1 million study to examine FM 150 realignment

As Hays County’s population continues to grow, officials are scrambling for needed infrastructure and improvements aimed at addressing the projected influx of new residents. Hays County Commissioners previously approved $1.1 million in funding for the realignment study of FM 150. The…

Hays County, Forestar water contract in jeopardy

Hays County’s attempt to secure a water supply contract from Forestar Real Estate Group has run into a legal roadblock in addition to the fact that Forestar currently can’t deliver the amount of water promised in the proposed contract. Late…

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