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Friday, May 29th, 2015

Authorities identify child’s body found in deadly floods

UPDATED 7:55 p.m. MAY 29: Jonathan Andrew McComb, 6, was identified by medical examiners Friday, bringing the number of bodies identified to four. In all, six bodies have been found in Hays County, and seven are listed as missing.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

City, county open flood victim resource centers

The city of San Marcos and Hays County are working with disaster relief organizations around the country to host two Flood Victims Resource Centers for those impacted by the devastating floods in the area.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

After error, Hays County groundwater bill is revived

A bill designed to protect western Hays County residents' water wells received a surprising, last-minute reprieve Thursday night — after a procedural error killed the legislation the day before.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hays County groundwater regulation efforts likely dead

After fears of a massive, unregulated groundwater pumping project sparked a passionate display of political activism by Texas Hill Country residents earlier this year, the resulting legislative efforts appear to have failed.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Before Central Texas flooding, officials sounded alarm

When Wimberley residents woke up Sunday to flooding, the surprise was palpable: The area had been going through a drought. But months earlier, local officials had voiced concerns about the rapidly growing region's vulnerability to flooding.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Hays County authorities identity flood victim, recover child’s body

Authorities have identified the body of the man found in northern San Marcos Sunday afternoon and have recovered the body of a child from the Blanco River in rural Hays County.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

UP to replace rail bridge damaged by floods this afternoon

The railroad company warns drivers to expect delays on Texas 21 beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Judge Glickler charged with DWI after traffic stop in Kyle

Hays County Court-at-Law Judge David Glickler, 46, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Hays County releases names of people missing in Blanco River flood

Also Tuesday afternoon, the body of a third male was found at the Blanco River near Ranch Road 2325.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Curfew tonight limited to hardest-hit areas of Wimberley

Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and the city of Wimberley have ordered a curfew beginning 9 p.m. May 26 and...

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