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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

New Braunfels man charged with two arsons, suspected of eight more

Investigators arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday who they say twice set fires at his own home earlier this week and is suspected of eight other arsons in the New Braunfels area over the course of nearly...

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Carrizo-Wilcox pipeline weathers first public hearing in San Antonio

At a San Antonio City Council hearing on a $3.4 billion contract that would pipe 16 billion gallons of water a year into the city, residents called for more time before a vote to buy some of...

Monday, October 6th, 2014

San Antonio a step closer to controversial pipeline

San Antonio is one step closer to buying some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas. The city's water utility says the $3.4 billion deal is right for the growing region, but critics say it...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

New Braunfels firefighters to honor Sept. 11 victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEW BRAUNFELS — The New Braunfels Fire Department will remember the 341 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony Thursday morning. At 7:15 a.m., a company of firefighters will form a...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Following the money in Central Texas banks

Banks in four Interstate 35 corridor counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal — maintained deposits that amount to about 40 percent of all the money in all the banks in oil-rich Alaska.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Veterans health care strike force takes shape

VIDEO | While Congress hashes out reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs treats those who served in the military, Texas officials are trying to help veterans who live here get medical care.

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