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Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Update: Disaster recovery centers now open in Wimberley, San Marcos, Martindale

A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The List: Roads, bridges damaged or destroyed by Blanco River flood

A partial list of roads damaged or destroyed in Hays County by the Blanco River flood as of Tuesday, June 9.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Tornadoes spotted in eastern San Marcos, Redwood

No reports of injuries but residents are asked to stay indoors and shelter in place.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers...

Monday, May 18th, 2015

TxDOT to modify recently completed I-35, Hopkins Street interchange

The addition of a second lane from westbound Texas 80 to southbound Interstate 35 will “further ease traffic congestion and flow through the interchange,” the agency says.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Average Hays County home market value jumps 12.4 percent since 2014

The average home market value in Hays County increased 12.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, ranging from an 8.64 percent increase in San Marcos CISD to a 16.52 percent increase in Hays CISD.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Austin software engineer drowns while training for Texas Water Safari

A 30-year-old Austin man training for the Texas Water Safari drowned Sunday afternoon in the rain-swollen San Marcos River near the Martindale Dam.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Gallery: Rodeo trail riders layover in downtown San Marcos

Continuing a decades-old annual tradition, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders made a stop on Monday to enjoy dutch-oven peach cobbler baked on the lawn of the Old Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos. The procession...

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