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True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
"...get approval from the city of Dripping Springs and Hays County before receiving a permit to build their venue...."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Point Austin: Buckle Up
The 20-year argument over SH 45 resumes apace
"...Thanks to Hays County, our growth-centric neighbors to the south, the long-delayed..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Narrowly Evading Deportation Over July Fourth Weekend
Others won't be as fortunate as Martin Guerrero Alvarado under SB 4
"...a mile into her drive, Alicia noticed that a Hays County Sheriff's deputy had pulled someone over. It caught..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Wimberley Water Wars
Community activists protest Needmore Ranch development
"...the foyer. In a town nervously eyeing the ever-diminishing Hays Trinity Aquifer that is its only source of water,..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Rusty Middleton

Austin May Join Effort to Buy Aquifer Property
Finally! A piece of environmentally sensitive property that won't be developed.
"...for a conservation easement for the Dahlstrom Ranch in Hays Co. – 2,275 acres of prime recharge land over..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan proposal to regional governments (city, county, LCRA, Texas Parks & Wildlife). BCCP would create a..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Rick Green and Ken Armbrister push a flurry of bills creating special water and development districts -- including the reviled, though much-revised, "Bradley bill" -- through their respective chambers at the Legislature.
"...create special water, road, and development districts in his Hays County legislative district. (And nary a hair blown out..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Hays County development continues apace, squeezing out rural residents and exacerbating water-use problems.
"...it the big squeeze. Most people know that rural Hays County is vanishing with each new subdivision and accompanying..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Postmarks
Don't Dissolve District
"...majority of the voters in southern Travis and northern Hays counties, where 40,000 people depend on the Aquifer as..."

May 1, 1998 Column

Back ~ In Black?
SOS Is Arisen: Let the Confetti Rain Down
"...clock last Wednesday, reversing a 1994 ruling in a Hays County court that invalidated the Save Our Springs (SOS)..."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

UPDATE: Flood of Relief
In tragedy's wake, Central Texas continues to care for her own
"...June 28 at Palmer Events Center • Heart for Hays Heroes Benefit Sat., July 11 at First Christian Church..."

May 29, 2015 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Who Killed Jim and Tina?
Why has the murder of two people in Kyle, Texas, eight months ago not led to a single arrest?
"...that an investigation was ongoing. On Sept. 17, the Hays Free Press reported that the official autopsy – released..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Naked City
Some Hays County residents are up in arms about a proposed road over the EdwardsAquifer, which they say was moved westward under suspicious circumstances.
"...Recent litigation and counteraccusations in Hays County show that in the war over development around..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Naked City
Hays County residents protest new road plan
"...More than 500 Hays County residents turned out at four public meetings over..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Dueling Missions
"...the question, "Why are you putting a pipeline into Hays County?" they cite Part I of their mission statement...."

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

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Our readers talk back.
"...Hays County Troubles..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Column

Once Burgled, Twice Busted
A 23-year-old Southwest Texas student spent five nights in county jail -- for having his checkbook stolen.
"...he understands that mistakes happen everywhere -- including the Hays Co. District Attorney's Office, which prosecuted him after a..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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Everybody talk about: pop music, aquifer protection, police presence, even doggie do and doggie don't.
"...Rick Green's refusal to honor the wishes of Northern Hays County citizens. We are being asked to bless or..."

May 18, 2001 Column

A Day at the Races
Primary races start heating up in nearby counties, across Texas, and around the nation.
"...it from the dreary (outside of District 48) Travis County ballot, where the hottest race is for a county..."

March 3, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Hays County transportation plan goes back for further study; MoPac extension to San Marcos is tanked for time being.
"...Hays County residents opposed to new road development won an..."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Election 2006: Local Results
Democrats score a shutout in Travis and Hays
"...island in the sea of red that is Travis County added some land last night, as the neighboring Hays..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Benign Growth?
"...Hays County officials estimate that about 20,000 acres are available..."

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

Opinion: Wildflower Center Fails Its Conservation Mission by Lighting Up Its Landscape
Field of Light exhibit glamorizes outdoor landscape lighting and ignores light pollution's harmful effects on wildlife, plants, and human health
"...of the Wildflower Center and a founding member of Hays County Friends of the Night Sky, I am truly..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Column by Soll Sussman

Naked City
Local news in Austin, Texas
"...golf resort on land owned by Gary Bradley in Hays County, thanks to the imminent appointment of an interim..."

May 18, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
"...question, which voters in South Austin and southern Travis County will address on the May 2 ballot, appears to..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Green Acres
Prop. 2 Seeks to Protect Water Quality - but at a Price
"...just south of the Shady Hollow subdivision near the Hays County line, up to near Bee Cave in the..."

April 10, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
"...Texas, is also a strong choice. Agriculture Commissioner: Susan Hays..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

Plans in Play
The Big Eight
"...Service Area: City of Austin, about one-third of Travis County, portion of Williamson County (totaling 437 square miles and..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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More letters about music, art, and urban planning
"...development costs. Why, at this very moment the Travis County bond committee is planning to spend another $250 million..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Column

Invasion of the Water Snatchers
Pittsburgh Utility Snapping Up Area Companies
"...has purchased a half-dozen water utilities in Travis and Hays Counties, and is hoping to buy at least one..."

April 3, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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