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Starting with photo at top, a Union Pacific locomotive moves down the tracks approaching the Post Road crossing as part of a safety event in San Marcos Tuesday intended to monitor railroad crossings for unsafe driver and pedestrian behavior. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Conductor’s eye view sharpens crossing risks

With more than 30 trains per day passing through San Marcos (according to the city website) and more than a dozen railroad crossings in town, there are plenty of opportunities to choose between ris

Left to right are Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Ruben Becerra, Property Tax Supervisor Elizabeth Shahan, Motor Vehicle Supervisor Mary Garza, Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway, Retired Chief Deputy Paulette Brown, Specialist Jessica Gonzales, Chief Deputy (and beginning March 1, Tax Assessor-Collector) Jenifer O’Kane, retired Accountant Nancy Heathman, Pct. 3 Commissioner Lon Shell, and Pct. 4 Commissioner Walt Smith. Hays County photo

Caraway given big send-off by county

On Friday, for the first time since 1994, Hays County will get a new tax assessor-collector.

The Hays County Commissioners Court had a packed courtroom Tuesday morning. Among the items on the agenda, was a resolution opposing the Permian Highway Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline set to run through the Wimberley Valley. Photo by Laureen Chernow

County votes to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline

A resolution opposing the Permian Highway Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline set to run through a portion of Hays County, passed unanimously in commissioners court Tuesday morning, though the county


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