It’s a trend in Texas’ fastest-growing county: growing pains.

The population of Dripping Springs, a bedroom community west of Austin in Hays County, boomed over 175 percent in the last six years to nearly 7,500 people, census figures show.

Now it needs to upgrade roads and wastewater treatment. And it doesn’t have enough restaurants or middle-priced housing for all the newcomers.


Read more from Annie Blanks with San Antonio Express-New here.