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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Worsening Austin traffic prompts talk of toll road swap

As congestion worsens on Interstate 35 through Austin, state leaders are seriously discussing a drastic response: tolling the highway's lanes in the city and making part of the nearby State Highway 130 toll road free.

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Hays County organizes assistance for flood victims

Hays County officials are organizing a one-stop shop for residents affected by the torrential Halloween flood last week to look for assistances from nonprofit organizations and relief agencies.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many...

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Flash flood watch in effect through Monday morning

Hays County is among 27 central and south Texas counties included in a flash flood watch extended this afternoon by the National Weather Service through 7 a.m. Monday.

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Letter: Forestar deal secures water for Hays County’s future

In a letter to Hays County residents, County Judge BERT COBB says the commissioners court’s recent, landmark deal to buy groundwater from a private company help ensures constituents won’t be left high and dry in the coming...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Lawyers, policy experts weigh in on groundwater case

Last month, a Texas appeals court fueled the debate over state regulation of groundwater resources. Here's the ruling with comments from four water lawyers and policy experts.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Live Feed: Jury deliberates public corruption charges against former ESD commissioner

After a two-week trial, a Hays County jury is deliberating felony public corruption charges against Kyle resident Phillip Ferraz, a former president of the Caldwell-Hays Emergency Services District No. 1.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New restrictions as Edwards Aquifer at near-historic low

With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever. Unless the weather changes, the city...

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: The post-apocalypse visits Caldwell County

Scenes for the Season 2 premiere of NBC’s “Revolution” were filmed July 12 in and around historic buildings in Martindale in Reedville.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Hays County new car sales up 22 percent over 2012

Sales of new vehicles in Hays County increased 22 percent through May compared to the same period a year ago, driven mostly by a 34 percent in local consumers who purchased new passenger cars. Sales of new...

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