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"...Hays County residents are faced with several issues that will..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...Hays County Comissioner Jefferson Barton says that when Travis County..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

Hays County Water War
Private drilling threatens local water supplies
"...Rumblings from Hays County are reaching the state Capitol, reverberating over a..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Hays County Turns Blue – and Green
New county leadership is keen on environmental stewardship
"...Hays Co. commissioners have been turning a shade of green..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Hays County Water War Continues
Lawsuits and legislation address water regulation
"...Hays County residents are waiting to see if a lawsuit..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Hays County Troubles
"...Dear Editor, Several members of the Hays County Commissioners' Court have gotten themselves into a terrible..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Postmarks

Politics Perks Up in Hays County
Two Hays incumbents try to keep their Commissioners Court seats
"...Hays County is enjoying a memorable election season in the..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Doesn't Like Hays County Commissioner Conley
"...Dear Editor, Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley owns Conley Car..."

Jan. 2, 2007 Postmarks

Hays Water War Update
Pending reg bill sparks hope for Hays County water advocates
"...been working tirelessly with a loosely organized group of Hays County citizens making calls, sending emails, and attending hearings..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...knows what it's like to be booked into Travis County Jail and to feel the world spinning as her..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries
The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain
"...Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt began her "State of the County"..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback
"...Last month, Travis County criminal justice officials felt fairly successful in their efforts..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Hays Water Fight Continues
While Senate approves water protections, another battle is on the horizon
"...Early Saturday morning, Hays County water advocates learned that the Texas Sen­ate had..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Road Bond Vote Heads to Hays
After rejecting a road bond proposal in 2007, Hays voters asked to reconsider in November
"...Hays County commissioners, on the last legal day available to..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

In Wake of Flooding, Hays Water Victory Bittersweet
Last-minute reversal revives groundwater protection bill
"...Surviving attacks from outside the region, Hays County water advocates were victorious in the last hours..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Travis and Hays counties Team Up for Flood Prevention
Two counties are better than one
"...Late last month County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement (ILA) to help handle..."

May 5, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

From Austin to Travis County -- With $$$$$$
Travis County's upcoming bond election asks mostly urban voters to fund suburban sprawl.
"...importantly, the Prop. 2 preservation land acquisition). This year's county bond election could turn out to be a milder,..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Paul Watkins Plans to Run for County Judge
"...Paul Watkins' announcement that he intends to run for Hays County judge when Jim Powers' term is up. The..."

Feb. 11, 2004 Postmarks

Not County Roads but State Roads
"...Dear Editor, Michael King's questioning why Hays County voters would want to spend $172 million for..."

May 4, 2007 Postmarks

Travis County
"...The most strongly contested Travis County campaign is likely to be the race for Precinct..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Congressional District 25: County by County
Competitive race gets down to who brings the votes
"...over 13 counties, northbound in a dogleg right from Hays County up to the Dallas suburbs of Burleson and..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...twists and turns toward the southeast to the Bastrop County line. The Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partner­ship and the Trust..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Coexisting With the Coyotes of Travis County
Austin’s wildlife management program goes countywide
"...there was a coyote showdown of sorts in Travis County. After 13 years of using the controversial Texas Wildlife..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

County Workers Approved for More Pay
Bigger paychecks on tap for sheriff's deputies and county employees
"...According to County Judge Sam Biscoe, much of the criticism about law..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

County OKs Rocky Creek
New Hill Country Coalition fails (for now) to stop Hamilton Pool project
"...the future, and it isn't pretty. The newly formed four-county brigade of community groups – which should soon make..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

War of Words
Hays County planning battle turns into a war of words.
"...of one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, Hays County officials in the past half decade took the..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

A Rural Riddle
Hays County Water Planning Partnership forms to try and stop unmitigated growth
"...had her share of water problems at her northern Hays County home. One of her wells ran dry, and..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Divorce, Alamo Style
From a small north-side apartment – via toney Rob Roy, a Hays County ranch, and several sojourns in jail – Janet Kennedy keeps fighting a battle featuring all the latest in family bitterness
"...The case has traveled a circuitous path from Travis County, where Janet's then husband Bobby Joe Kennedy, an Austin..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Drug Warriors
Hays County drug war is costing lives and money.
"...of a four-month undercover marijuana sting conducted by the Hays County Narcotics Task Force. Windle, a 25-year-old electrician's apprentice,..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

The Banks of the Blanco
Environmentalists and Hays County clash over river-clearing project
"...had come to the river to find: that a county-managed river cleanup was progressing more zealously than could possibly..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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