Tag Archives: Hays County

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Mose Buchele

Opponents plan lawsuit over Hill Country pipeline’s impact on endangered birds

A new front has opened in the legal battle against a proposed, 430-mile natural gas pipeline through the Texas Hill Country, focusing on how the project will impact the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.Hays County, the Travis Audubon Society and private property…

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Landowners, pipeline company meet in court today

Attorneys for Hill Country landowners along with the city of Kyle and Hays County have prepared for a fight this morning with lawyers for Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and the Texas Railroad Commission over the route of the proposed natural…

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by DaLyah Jones

Hays County takes the fight to Kinder Morgan with lawsuit over proposed pipeline

After months of community protests, a group of more than 20 landowners and city leaders gathered Monday to announce that Hays County and the city of Kyle had officially joined a lawsuit to oppose a natural gas pipeline proposed to…

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Dripping Springs plans effluent reuse but wants discharge permit

The city of Dripping Springs, facing an array of opponents to its plan to discharge nearly 1 million gallons per day of treated effluent into Onion Creek, has come up with a proposal to reuse the treated wastewater and is…

Friday, July 10, 2015 by Kim Hilsenbeck

It’s About Thyme to move: Nursery to be replaced by apartments

A longtime business on Manchaca Road is searching for a new home. It’s About Thyme nursery recently learned that the property on which it sits was sold for $2.8 million.The new business taking over that land? Apartments.Co-owner Diane Winslow recently…

Friday, July 10, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County votes to extend Slaughter

A major arterial on the southeastern frontier of Austin will sprawl a little farther out thanks to the Travis County Commissioners Court.After an animated discussion on the role private developers should play in funding infrastructure that directly benefits them, the…

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Kim Hilsenbeck

Mountain City to Kyle: It’s not no, but let’s talk

Residents and guests packed into City Hall in Mountain City on Monday evening to hear more about the proposed interlocal agreement with Hays County and the City of Kyle involving a transfer of extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Located in Hays County,…

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

BSEACD debates annexing unregulated wells

Water supply company Electro Purification is planning to pump 5 million gallons of water per day from an unregulated area just outside the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, causing neighbors to question whether EP could deplete water in the area.…

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Andy Sevilla

Many on alert over water drilling plan in Hays

Hays County officials and residents concerned over the proposed pumping of 1.8 billion gallons of water per year from the Trinity Aquifer are calling for the Texas Legislature’s help.“Immediate action needs to be taken to fill in that white zone,…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Water woes rise as 2,200 homes planned in Hays

An Austin-based developer is proposing 2,200 high-end homes in Mountain City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction in Hays County. And with big development projects come rising water concerns in a drought-stricken area where ground and surface water levels are lowering.“The main area of…

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Hays County loses $400K in real estate sale

SAN MARCOS— With the opening of the Hays County Government Center in early 2012, county employees began their exodus to the newly constructed $50 million government complex leaving four downtown county buildings empty in San Marcos.   After nearly two…

Friday, December 13, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City buys Hays County land to block development over aquifer

Austin City Council members Thursday unanimously approved the $18 million acquisition of land in Hays County that might otherwise have been developed as the Jeremiah Ventures project. With the move, Council members eliminated a long-running fight over grandfathering rules, environmental…

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