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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

FEMA schedules open house on new San Marcos area floodplain maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an open house later this month to discuss newly updated floodplain maps with property owners and residents in San Marcos and elsewhere in Hays County.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Electro Purification seeks permits to pump far less than feared from Trinity Aquifer

Electro Purification LLC, the Houston-based company whose groundwater pumping plans have roiled Hay County politics, has applied for a permit to pump 100 acre-feet annually from the Trinity Aquifer — far less than feared by the project’s...

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Second suspect surrenders in Thorpe Lane drug deal shooting

UPDATED 4:56 p.m. OCT. 6 | San Marcos police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting last week that left one man dead in an encountered described as a drug deal gone wrong.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Man shot, killed in botched drug deal

A San Marcos man was fatally shot early Friday morning in what witnesses say was a narcotics deal gone bad.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Interactive: Springtown, Thorpe Lane redevelopment explorer

When anchor tenants — Target, Beall’s, JC Penney and Best Buy — relocated in 2009 to the Stone Creek Crossing and Red Oak Village retail developments down the interstate, Springtown Center was left mostly vacant at the...

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

CASA of Central Texas plans information session on child abuse in Hays County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas, a nonprofit child advocacy agency, will hold an one-hour information session for community members at noon Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Deadline for voter registration approaches

Citizens can register in person at the Hays County Elections Office located on the first floor of the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail. People can also register by mail with an application obtained from...

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Hays County finalizes budget for fiscal year 2016

The Hays County Commissioners Court has finalized and approved a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dallas sexual assault suspect arrested in Kyle

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man suspected of committing sexual assault in the Dallas area on Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of Cromwell Drive in Kyle.

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