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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

‘Every day is so hard,’ says victim in deadly San Marcos wreck

WITH VIDEO | Kristian Guerrero, the Brazos Valley woman who lost her husband and unborn son this month in a fatal San Marcos car wreck, hopes that talking about her ordeal will help convince people not to drink and drive.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Flood watch upgraded to warning in central Hays County

The National Weather Service has placed portions Hays, Travis and Williamson counties under a flash flood warning, an alert more serious than the watches and advisories issued in recent days.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Letter: Why keep Cape’s Dam?

DUANE TE GROTENHIS, a San Marcos resident and co-owner of TG Canoe & Kayaks, writes, “If Cape’s Dam is removed, the historical left channel and mill race will be paddled, fished, and enjoyed no more.”

Friday, August 5th, 2016

TxDOT to close I-35 lanes for bridge work in San Marcos

AUSTIN — Bridge and overpass maintenance will close multiple lanes of a four-mile segment of Interstate 35 in San Marcos starting Sunday and lasting through Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced today.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Driver faces new manslaughter charge after unborn baby dies from Texas 21 wreck injuries

A Texas State University student facing felony intoxication manslaughter and assault charges told San Marcos police that she had been drinking alcohol while floating the river on Tuesday prior to a wreck that killed a Bryan man...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Live: Press conference on Caldwell County hot air balloon crash 08/01/16

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a press conference on the fatal balloon crash near Maxwell for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. We will host a live stream here from KXAN News, the Austin NBC network...

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

No survivors in hot air ballon crash near Maxwell

UPDATED 1:20 p.m. JULY 30 | Authorities say at least 16 people likely died when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed near Maxwell at about 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

On the edge of night: Preserving the night skies of the Texas Hill Country

Much of the Texas Hill Country still has night skies dark enough to see the Milky Way, but satellite images of the United States at night show a massive swath of brightly glowing yellow and white dots...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

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