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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.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hays officials on alert during emergency discharge from rain-swollen reservoir

UPDATED 5:05 a.m. JUNE 2: Hays County officials are urging residents along Porter and Plum creeks east of Kyle to be prepared to evacuate their homes during an ongoing emergency discharge of water from a rain-swollen...

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

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.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

MPOs holding public meetings on Austin, San Antonio infrastructure plans

Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending. The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Texas 130 toll road operator files for bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

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