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Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin hospitals for treatment.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in fatal stabbing east of Kyle

UPDATED 8:38 p.m. SEPT 29 | Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

H-E-B breaks ground for store with ‘unique, Wimberley flair’

City and corporate officials officially broke ground Thursday on a 46,000-square-foot H-E-B store with pledges to find local suppliers for fruits, vegetables and “artisan foods.”

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Grande beats competitors to Hays County with one-gigabit Internet

The ultra-fast service — comparable to vaunted Google Fiber — will initially be available only to a single subdivision east of Buda.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Walton Development to donate right-of-way for FM 2001 rerouting

WITH MAP | Walton Development & Management USA, the North American real estate giant sitting on thousands of acres in Hays and Caldwell counties, has donated right-of-way for a planned re-routing of FM 2001 in...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Earp named Kyle interim city manager again

For the second time in about four years, Kyle council members have chosen second-in-command James Earp as its interim city manager.

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