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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Body found floating in stock tank in Kyle

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body that was found floating in a stock tank in Kyle Thursday evening.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Texas 21 closed after bridge ‘compromised’ in flood

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed Hwy 21 South of FM 2001 in the Kyle area at the bridge due to bridge failure. TxDOT is in the process of setting up a detour.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

San Marcos to observe flood anniversary with flag-raising ceremony

The city of San Marcos invites the public to a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, in remembrance and celebration of the heroes and victims of the...

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Georgetown, New Braunfels top nation’s fastest-growing cities list

Led by Georgetown, Texas has four of the nation's 10 fastest-growing cities, as inner-city housing woes and suburban economic growth create "outward pressure" in metro areas.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Fire causing West plant explosion was intentionally set, officials say

Three years after a West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters and first responders, state and federal officials said Wednesday that someone set that fire, committing a criminal act.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in San Marcos sexual assault

Hays County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman early Friday morning after picking her up outside a San Marcos bar.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Austin voters reject proposition backed by Uber, Lyft

Austin's Proposition 1, a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft was defeated Saturday. With all precincts reporting late Saturday night, 48,673 (about 56 percent) voted against the ordinance and 38,539 voted for it.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Election 2016: Hays County local elections results

Results from Hays County local elections held on Saturday, May 7 including Wimberley including city councils in Kyle and Wimberley and school boards in San Marcos CISD, Hays CISD, Wimberley ISD and Dripping Springs ISD.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Construction to close northbound I-35 in Austin

Construction crews will close the northbound lower deck main lanes of Interstate 35 from 12th Street to Airport Boulevard, as well as one northbound lane on the Interstate 35 upper deck in Austin, from 11 p.m. Wednesday,...

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