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Monday, August 3rd, 2015

San Marcos returns to stage 1 water use restrictions

The city of San Marcos is returning to Stage 1 drought restrictions effective Aug. 9 in response to dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority returned to Stage 1 on July 31.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | Amazon.com executives are considering locating a $191 million fulfillment center on East McCarty Lane in south San Marcos, a project that would carry the promise of at least 350 full-time jobs,...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Behold: These aerial photos make the Texas Water Safari look like a tranquil river outing. It is not.

Less than 24 hours into Texas Water Safari 2015, team 150 — the Texas Flood — leads the pack of 71 paddlers still in contention for the raw 265-mile river race from San Marcos to Seadrift. Six...

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state —...

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Curbside flood debris removal ends Aug. 2 in Hays County

Hays County residents, including those who live in the Wimberley or San Marcos city limits, should move flood wreckage and rubbish to the street curb or right-of-way by Aug. 2, the last day a private contractor will...

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