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Who to fill the sheriff's shoes?  
Who to fill the sheriff's shoes?
12/17/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Being sheriff to one of Central Texas' quickest growing counties has an attraction to a number of men and women with law enforcement credentials living within its boundaries.... View

 
Investigative report on PEC outlines wrong-doings
12/17/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- An exhaustive report investigating ten years of management practices at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) paints a grim picture of an iron-fisted former general manager enabled by a complacent board of directors, wasteful spending, and questionable financial transactions.... View

Convenience store target of early-morning smash and grab  
Convenience store target of early-morning smash and grab
12/10/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- In a brash weekend crime, burglars crashed a vehicle into the glass front of a Buda Pac-n-Sac convenience store early Saturday morning, gaining access to the store through the shattered walls.... View

Family, friends, colleagues honor fallen Sheriff  
Family, friends, colleagues honor fallen Sheriff
12/10/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Mourners overflowed the worship hall and spilled out into the anteroom and beyond of the First Baptist Church in San Marcos to honor the late Sheriff Allen Bridges Thursday morning.... View

 
News in Brief as published in the Nov. 26 Hays Free Press
11/26/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Next week, Kyle will once again host Santa and Mrs. Claus as they make their rounds visiting all the good little boys and girls on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Santa will arrive by Kyle Fire Department truck at 4:30 p.m. and begin visiting with children at 5 p.m. at Old City Hall. Once inside, he will hear t... View

 
City of Buda settles pollution lawsuit
12/03/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- The city of Buda has settled a lawsuit with Sam Braswell, the area rancher who claimed that the 2004 development of the Whispering Hollow subdivision resulted in pollution to Garlic Creek.... View

 
Hays CISD seeks money for faulty slab
11/26/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- The Hays CISD is in legal negotiations with engineers, builders and architects to regain money for what the district claims is faulty foundation work at Tobias Elementary School, district officials said.... View

 
Foreclosures building, but yet to reach five-year county high
11/19/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- In a year marked by a nationwide real estate crisis, Hays County is holding its own.... View

 
Buda's public library won't charge fees - for now
11/19/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Buda funds almost 90 percent of the library budget with city funds, but only 25 percent of library patrons live within city limits and pay municipal property tax, staff members say.... View

 
Living within the split
11/12/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- As members of a Commissioners Court that's already endured two rocky years of infighting, the top five elected officials in Hays County say they'll have to learn to live together for another two years.... View

 
Local sales still growing despite taxing economy
11/12/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Despite facing a national credit crisis and a looming federal bailout, consumers of Buda and Kyle opened their pocketbooks in September and contributed to their local economies.... View

 
Dustin Heath Henderson
11/05/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Dustin Heath Henderson, of Buckholtz, formerly of Buda, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2008 at the age of 22. Dustin was born in Austin, Tx on April 30, 1986 to Dell Henderson and Dena Clark Henderson.... View

 
George M. Turner
11/05/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- George M. Turner, 72, of Austin, formerly of Driftwood, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008.... View

 
USPS breaks ground on new Buda Post Office
11/05/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) broke ground late last month on a new Buda post office that will replace the cramped facility on Main Street, said Buda Postmaster Frank Cadena.... View

Kyle teen Primeau cleared of all charges  
Kyle teen Primeau cleared of all charges
10/28/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- An attorney for Jesse Primeau announced Tuesday that the Hays County District Attorney's office has dropped all charges against the Kyle teen stemming from the alleged drugging and rape of two minor girls in November.... View

The American dream?  
The American dream?
10/28/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- For young newlyweds Phil and Kristine Hughes, the modest but charming little cottage in Plum Creek seemed like the American dream come true.... View

 
Buda hits snafu with political signs
10/28/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Buda City officials asked political candidates on Monday to remove their political signs from municipal property around the City Hall polling place, but retracted the request the next day.... View

 
Early voting shows a blue Hays County
10/28/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Data from the first four days of the election seems to prove that the early voting booth is the place to be in the days running up to next week's election.... View

 
Vandals lash out at free speech
10/22/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Elections may be a cornerstone of American democracy, but campaign season can produce some ugly weather.... View

Problems persist with Stagecoach Park  
Problems persist with Stagecoach Park
10/22/2008

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Buda, Texas (STPNS)- Contractor issues continue to plague Buda's Stagecoach Park project, city councilmembers heard Tuesday night.... View