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Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate...

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging...

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will honor police officers, firefighters and other Hays County first...

UPDATED 6:30 p.m. AUG. 26 | A Hays County sheriff’s deputy is on light...

  • PART 1 of 2 | The number is easy to say — 855,000 square feet — but exactly how big is that? Wrap your brain around Amazon’s forthcoming San Marcos distribution hub by comparing its footprint to those of other familiar places.

  • H-E-B in San Marcos expects to restock a limited selection of Blue Bell ice cream early next week — before they are available in New Braunfels or San Antonio. The creamery recalled all of its products April 20 after it was unable to contain a bacterial contamination blamed for the deaths of three people.

  • UPDATED 7:19 a.m. AUG. 28 | The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be taken down. Its removal was cleared Thursday by a state district judge, who threw out a lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans seeking to block UT-Austin’s plan to remove the sculpture.

  • Hays and Caldwell county recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards were announced Wednesday as part of the Governor’s Small Business Forum, hosted in San Marcos by the Greater San Marcos Partnership.

  • Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability of future natural disasters.

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