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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Flood watch upgraded to warning in central Hays County

The National Weather Service has placed portions Hays, Travis and Williamson counties under a flash flood warning, an alert more serious than the watches and advisories issued in recent days.

Monday, August 15th, 2016

San Marcos-based Grande Communications sold as part of $2.2 billion deal

San Marcos-based Grande Communications has been sold by one private equity firm and bought by another as part of a deal worth more than $2.2 billion, company officials announced this morning.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Congressional panel extends review of Roger Williams ethics case

Congressional ethics investigators have decided to take a further look at U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents western Hays County, over a legislative amendment he pushed that allegedly benefited his car dealership. Williams, who...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

TxDOT to close I-35 lanes for bridge work in San Marcos

AUSTIN — Bridge and overpass maintenance will close multiple lanes of a four-mile segment of Interstate 35 in San Marcos starting Sunday and lasting through Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced today.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

On the edge of night: Preserving the night skies of the Texas Hill Country

Much of the Texas Hill Country still has night skies dark enough to see the Milky Way, but satellite images of the United States at night show a massive swath of brightly glowing yellow and white dots...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Full Highland lakes spell a busy summer for sheriff’s dive team

This summer, the Travis County Underwater Recovery Team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Austin vigil honors slain Dallas police officers

Law enforcement officials, legislators and citizens formed a sea of blue Thursday night at the state Capitol, raising blue glow sticks in the air during a vigil to honor the lives of the five police officers who...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

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