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Monday, July 20th, 2015

TxDOT holding open house on congestion plan for Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting an open house on plans to alleviate congestion on Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive in Austin, proposals that include reconfiguring access roads and widening the bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Federal aid to Hays County flood victims tops $6.8M

Residents of Blanco, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties have so far received an additional $1.5 million in housing and other FEMA assistance.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Suspect in San Marcos, New Braunfels bank robberies pleads guilty

A San Antonio man charged with pulling heists at eight banks and a credit union, including a Wells Fargo branch in San Marcos, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty this week to two counts of bank robbery...

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Toll road projects in limbo following legislative session

Texas' network of tolled highways stretches for more than 500 miles, but its growth was curtailed this session as lawmakers passed several measures that make it tougher for toll projects to move forward.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hays County groundwater bill becomes law

Closing a 170.8-square-mile loophole in local groundwater regulation, legislation that dramatically expands the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District became law on Sunday.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

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...

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...

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