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Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Updated: Roads still closed across Hays County

Roads closed as of 12:45 a.m.. Monday, Oct. 14.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Video: FBI nabs suspect in Pioneer Bank robbery

Federal and local authorities have arrested a Dripping Springs man they say knocked off at least six banks between Austin and San Antonio during a five-month spree, including Pioneer Bank in San Marcos in March.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

SWAT called in for suspected Dripping Springs burglary

Hays County and Austin SWAT and even a Texas DPS helicopter were called out Sunday evening when a Dripping Spring area man suspected a burglar was hiding in his home.

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Updated: New flash flood watch issued Saturday morning

Hays County and western Caldwell and Guadalupe counties are under a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service until 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Memorial Day brings full-scale test for city’s parks alcohol ban

Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of river-revelers will descend on the city’s string of parks along the San Marcos River this weekend for the first Memorial Day holiday under new rules that include a ban on...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Amendments to Needmore MUD bill answer critics concerns, Isaac says

If the former O'Quinn Ranch is ever developed under pending municipal utility district, its developer will ostensibly be prohibited from using water from the Trinity or Edwards aquifers and will be required to build a wastewater treatment...

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

San Marcos, Wimberley voters OK school bonds, Kyle goes for roads

May 11 election returns for San Marcos, Hays, Wimberley and Dripping Springs school districts in addition to road bonds and a council election in the city of Kyle.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hays aquifer levels dropped precipitously during drought

Groundwater levels in Texas’ major aquifers dropped considerably between 2010 and 2011, as the state's drought intensified, according to a report published recently by the Texas Water Development Board.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley

With $77 million in proposed capital improvements on the ballot, the San Marcos CISD election is drawing higher-than-usual numbers to the polls.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Hays County property values increase $770M in last year

Driven in large part by new apartment complexes, the overall value of property in Hays County increased 5.1 percent, from $15.03 billion in 2012 to $15.8 billion in 2013, according to preliminary appraisals released on Monday by...

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