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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

FEMA opens four disaster recovery centers in Hays County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened four disaster recovery centers in Hays County where people impacted by the Halloween flood can apply for financial assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

City, CARTS providing bus service to flood survivor resource center

Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is providing hourly bus service between the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, and the Survivor Resource Center at the Old Kyle City Hall, located on the square in downtown...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Ramos gets 35 years for Driftwood murder, assaults

A Hays County jury today sentenced 28-year-old Louis Anthony Ramos to 35 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division in the murder of 38-year-old Johnny Saxon.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Hays County jury seems stuck so far on key question in murder sentencing

UPDATED 8:41 a.m. OCT. 28 | Seven days into Louis Antonio Ramos Jr.’s murder trial, a Hays County jury was unable on Tuesday to agree on a prison sentence for the Driftwood man who witnesses on...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Four months after flood, homes still sought for displaced pets

In Wimberley, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets resulting from the Memorial Day weekend flood along the Blanco River.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Early voting runs through Friday in San Marcos, Buda, Woodcreek elections

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election — including municipal elections in San Marcos, Buda and Woodcreek and trustees in the Wimberley school district — continues until Friday, Oct. 30 at designated early polling places.

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