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Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hays County clerk says she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez announced today that her office is issuing marriage applications and licenses to anyone who applies, including same sex applicants.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

San Marcos, Martindale areas under flash flood warning

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. JUNE 28 | The National Weather Service has upgraded its flood advisory for the San Marcos and Martindale areas to a flash flood warning.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

CTMC awards $10K in scholarships to Hays, Caldwell high school graduates

Central Texas Medical Center has honored 10 new high school graduates from San Marcos, Kyle and Lockhart with $1,000 scholarships. Students were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and career goals.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

FEMA allocates $6.3M so far for Hays County flood victims

As of Sunday, 1,628 households in Hays County have registered for federal aid for a total of $6.3 million, money that has been allocated but not necessarily awarded.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Suspect still at-large after armed robbery in Kyle

Hays County Sheriff’s Office investigators have not yet identified a suspect who pulled a gun on a grocery store clerk during an armed robbery more than two weeks ago.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hays County groundwater bill becomes law

Closing a 170.8-square-mile loophole in local groundwater regulation, legislation that dramatically expands the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District became law on Sunday.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Letter: PEC has made ‘truly noteworthy’ strides in past five years

Outgoing PEC board president PATRICK COX writes that “The cooperative continues to evolve into a best-in-class organization, working to reduce controllable costs and maintaining some of the strongest reliability statistics in the industry. … This evolution is...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Graf, Akers win seats on Pedernales Electric board

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected two new board directors representing districts that include large portions of Hays County, according to results announced today.

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