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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.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Jury convicts man of killing landlord during Driftwood tirade

Louis Antonio Ramos Jr. faces up to to life in prison after his being convicted on Monday of one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

FEMA schedules open house on new San Marcos area floodplain maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an open house later this month to discuss newly updated floodplain maps with property owners and residents in San Marcos and elsewhere in Hays County.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Electro Purification seeks permits to pump far less than feared from Trinity Aquifer

Electro Purification LLC, the Houston-based company whose groundwater pumping plans have roiled Hay County politics, has applied for a permit to pump 100 acre-feet annually from the Trinity Aquifer — far less than feared by the project’s...

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