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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks. The festivities include fireworks spectaculars in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Dripping Spring and Lockhart as well as community parades in Martindale and Wimberley.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Court OKs limits to Hazlewood tuition program for military veterans

Texas universities can deny free tuition to veterans who gained state residency only after enlisting in the military, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, a decision that could ease concerns about a prominent benefit program’s spiraling costs.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Video: Suspect connected to ‘lion’s share’ of I-35 rock-throwing in Austin, chief says

Police have arrested a man that chief Art Acevedo says is responsible for the “lion’s share” of a two-year scourge of rock-throwing that seriously injured at least three people on Interstate 35.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Lawmakers seek roadmap for ride-hailing regulation

State lawmakers are poised to discuss ride-hailing for the second time in two weeks on Thursday, attention many expect to carry into the upcoming legislative session as some legislators attempt to wrest regulatory power from cities.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Construction to close Interstate 35 at Yarrington Road, Slaughter Creek

The main lanes of Interstate 35 will be closed in north San Marcos and south Austin overnight starting next week for bridge replacement projects.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Georgetown, New Braunfels top nation’s fastest-growing cities list

Led by Georgetown, Texas has four of the nation's 10 fastest-growing cities, as inner-city housing woes and suburban economic growth create "outward pressure" in metro areas.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Fire causing West plant explosion was intentionally set, officials say

Three years after a West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters and first responders, state and federal officials said Wednesday that someone set that fire, committing a criminal act.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Austin voters reject proposition backed by Uber, Lyft

Austin's Proposition 1, a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft was defeated Saturday. With all precincts reporting late Saturday night, 48,673 (about 56 percent) voted against the ordinance and 38,539 voted for it.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Construction to close northbound I-35 in Austin

Construction crews will close the northbound lower deck main lanes of Interstate 35 from 12th Street to Airport Boulevard, as well as one northbound lane on the Interstate 35 upper deck in Austin, from 11 p.m. Wednesday,...

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