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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Update: San Marcos continues preparations for Hurricane Harvey

The city of San Marcos continues making preparations as Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Coast.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

San Marcos bracing for possible weather emergency from approaching hurricane

The city of San Marcos is making preparations in case tropical weather in the Gulf of Mexico reaches our area and is urging residents to do the same.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Police look for Lockhart man suspected of sexually assaulting child in San Marcos

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS A suspect in the sexual assault of a child in San Marcos will soon be included on the most wanted list of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The San Marcos Police Department is asking residents...

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wildfire consumes 250 acres of Hays County ranch

Firefighters have contained a control burn that jumped its prescribed boundaries and consumed an additional 250 acres of a neighboring ranch in northern Hays County this afternoon.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Single vehicle crash kills Seguin woman

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle traffic collision that killed a Seguin woman and injured her brother at at about 11:18 a.m. July 12 in the 1900 block Texas 123.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

EPA drops objection to Dripping Springs’ wastewater permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its interim objection to Dripping Springs’ application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to discharge 995,000 gallons of treated wastewater into a tributary of Onion Creek.

Monday, July 10th, 2017

City seeks vandals who defaced massive cypress tree

The city is seeking help from the public identifying the person or people who spray-painted an historical cypress tree on Thompson’s Islands along the San Marcos River.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

New I-35 Yarrington Road exit ramp to open on Friday

Final construction work on a new northbound Interstate 35 exit ramp at Yarrington Road will be completed Thursday night and the ramp will open to traffic Friday morning, a Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson said today.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Meadows Center to host Wimberley forum on Blanco River, Onion Creek

WIMBERLEY — The San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will co-sponsor a forum on the Blanco River and Onion Creek at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12.

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