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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.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

San Marcos Cemetery tours to feature headstone carving demonstration

Austin sculptor Cat Quintanilla will demonstrate head stone carving on Oct. 17 as part of the annual San Marcos Cemetery Tales and Tours, hosted by the Heritage Association of San Marcos and the Friends of the San...

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Man shot, killed in botched drug deal

A San Marcos man was fatally shot early Friday morning in what witnesses say was a narcotics deal gone bad.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Deadline for voter registration approaches

Citizens can register in person at the Hays County Elections Office located on the first floor of the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail. People can also register by mail with an application obtained from...

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Rare supermoon eclipse in Central Texas skies on Sunday

WITH VIDEO | A full supermoon lunar eclipse – the first since 1982 and the last until 2033 — should be visible over Central Texas skies on Sunday.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

New Braunfels man charged with firing pellet gun into high school marching band

Police have arrested a 67-year-old man they say shot two New Braunfels High School band members with a BB or pellet gun this week as they rehearsed marching formations on a campus practice field.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

CTMC Foundation gala to honor the Ingrams, prominent Central Texas philanthropists

In its 28th year, the Stars of Texas Gala will feature live music from venerable country music band Diamond Rio.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Meeting set on debris removal, riverbanks restoration for Hays County, Wimberley flood survivors

Officials have called a public meeting next week on a new program to remove accumulated Memorial Day weekend flood debris from eligible private properties within the city of Wimberley and in unincorporated Hays County.

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