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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 and seriously injured his five-months pregnant wife.

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.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Central Texas schools in line for $1.5M in pre-K funding

by KIAH COLLIER AUSTIN — Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday. State lawmakers approved the grant program during...

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks. The festivities include fireworks spectaculars in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Dripping Spring and Lockhart as well as community parades in Martindale and Wimberley.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Buda teen arrested in armed robbery; second suspect still on the run

UPDATED 7:49 p.m. JUNE 15 | Authorities on Tuesday afternoon arrested one of two suspects in the weekend armed robbery of a Niederwald convenience store that left a clerk shot.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Sheriff seeks men who shot clerk during Niederwald armed robbery

Hays County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for two men who shot a convenience store clerk in the leg during the course of a robbery Saturday night.

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