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Monday, February 20th, 2017

Hays County officials ask residents to report storm damage

The Hays County Emergency Management Office is seeking information about the storms that brought high winds, hail, lightning and heavy rain to much of Hays County on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Wimberley area man charged with wife’s murder

NEAR WIMBERLEY — A Wimberley area man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife on Thursday at their home in western Hays County.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Woman found dead in Woodcreek North home after calling 911 for help

NEAR WIMBERLEY — Hays County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a woman’s death at her home in the Woodcreek North subdivision this afternoon, moments after her emergency call for help was cut short.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Dripping Springs teen, wanted for beating his mother, arrested in Illinois

ALTON, Ill. — U.S. marshals have arrested a 17-year-old Dripping Springs man accused of beating and stabbing his mother and then fleeing in her car.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hays sheriff seeks teen who allegedly beat, stabbed mom

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a teen allegedly attacked his mother Tuesday morning in Dripping Springs and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas State student sentenced to 40 years in fatal wrong-way wreck in Kyle

A Texas State University student who drunkenly caused a head-on interstate collision that killed four people last year in Kyle has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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