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Public Notice: More Drama in Hays County
Plus APD at City Council, and what’s one man’s trash ...
"...over the expansion of SH 45 in Southwest Travis County took a bizarre turn last week, with Hays County..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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

Hays County’s Overwhelmed Jail System in Dire Shape, Advocates Say
Some inmates are waiting years to see their day in court
"...The first time Hays County Jail officials rushed Melvin Nicholas to the hospital..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Safety Instructor Fired After Insulting Massacre Survivors
Caldwell County detective lost his job after his presentation at Lockhart High School
"...A Caldwell County detective – and also the president of the Luling..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Jordan Buckley

Re: Hays County Inmate
"...the story of Benitez-Royalez [sic] and his wounded leg. [“Hays County Inmate Is Left to Rot in Jail,” News,..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Postmarks

Homelessness and Mobility Top District 5 and 8 Issues
A southwest state of mind
"...to I-35, while D8 heads to and across the Hays County line. They include some of Austin's most vulnerable..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Not on the Ballot: Police Oversight
But Council could adopt ordinance anyway
"...San Marcos, some of the same groups and their Hays County allies helped craft a marijuana decriminalization proposal that..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Hays County Inmate Is Left to Rot in Jail
It’s not just a figure of speech for Ranulfo Benitez-Morales
"...what he describes as inadequate medical care at the Hays County Jail. Benitez-Morales was shot by Kyle police with..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Basics of Texas' Statewide Elections
Tell me about this Beto MFer guy ...
"...Democrats – eight solidly blue districts (six in Travis County, one each in Williamson and Hays) in the House,..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Is Burning and There’s No End in Sight, Yet
Record heat, no rain make wildfires rage
"...As Travis, Hays, and Blanco counties remain in severe to extreme states..."

Aug. 12, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Finish out a hot summer with a cool adventure
"...by road work on Hopkins Street west of the Hays County Courthouse. Finally the major artery through town reopened..."

Aug. 3, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

May 24 Primary Run-Off Elections
Early Voting May 16-20; Election Day Tue., May 24
"...Travis County voters may vote at any vote center (where you..."

May 13, 2022 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
It's a great time to get out and explore
"...1-Sept. 30, Jacob’s Well Natural Area swimming, Wimberley, 512/214-4593, hayscountytx.com/departments/hays-county-parks-recreation..."

May 5, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

When and Where to Vote in the May 7 Local Election
Early Voting April 25-May 3 • Election Day May 7
"...Travis County voters may vote at any "vote center" (where you..."

April 22, 2022 News Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is full of festivals and flowers
"...Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show March 3-5, Bay City, www.matagordacountyfair.com..."

March 3, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Texas Voters Prove Once Again They Don't Always Know Who They're Voting For
Throwing darts at the ballot
"...James White, R-Hillister, and will face Austin attorney Susan Hays in November...."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Activist/Attorney Lulu Flores Claims House Seat She Sought 20 Years Ago
And other State Representative results
"...two more decades of advocacy and engagement among Travis County's Democratic leaders (especially the women) and won this time..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Texas primary first out the starting gate
"...- and on a cliffhanger, no less, with Travis County Commissioners Court Pct. 4 incumbent Margaret Gómez nudging just..."

March 1, 2022 News Post by the News Staff

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access
"...Business­man Ed Ireson and attorney Susan Hays are the two contenders in the Democratic primary. Impending..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Adil Dghoughi’s Killer Indicted for Murder
Family, advocates' push for justice gets results
"...Feb. 9 indictment, Dghoughi's mother, Fatiha Haouass, thanked Caldwell County District Attorney Fred Weber. "Today, the district attorney stood..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

March 1 Democratic Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page
"...No endorsement Land Commissioner: Jay Kleberg Agriculture Commissioner: Susan Hays CENTRAL TEXAS..."

Feb. 10, 2022 News Post

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

Early Voting Information for the March 2022 Primary
Early voting runs February 14-25
"...Travis County voters may vote at any "vote center" (where you..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
The Southeast Seven
"...Rodriguez, who has represented this swath of southeast Travis County for two decades, is campaigning for a seat in..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45
Shades of blue, red, and brown
"...Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, and formerly including all of Hays and Blanco counties. Those mostly Republican voters in Dripping..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Inside the Central Texas Congressional Map
What's going on in the districts surrounding Austin?
"...and TX-35, which is now dominated by Travis and Hays County voters. What about these other districts?..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...non-Anglo and roughly half-Hispanic district stretching from the Williamson County line, east of I-35, all the way to the..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
"...of Austin from 1991 to 1997 and a Travis County commissioner both before and after, died Christmas Day of..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election 2022: We Got Ourselves Some Contests!
Filing has now concluded for the March 1 primaries
"...the top of the ticket. Our old friend Susan Hays, stalwart progressive attorney and activist in Dallas and Austin,..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Southeast of Austin, an Unarmed Immigrant's Killing Galvanizes a Quest for Justice
Why did Adil Dghoughi die?
"...The country flattens as you cross from Hays to Caldwell County, just east of San Marcos. The..."

Dec. 10, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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