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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Hays County authorities identity flood victim, recover child’s body

Authorities have identified the body of the man found in northern San Marcos Sunday afternoon and have recovered the body of a child from the Blanco River in rural Hays County.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

In Wimberley, Abbott calls floods ‘absolutely devastating’

WITH VIDEO | After flying over destroyed homes along the Blanco River in Hays County, the governor said he was awed by damage caused by the floodwaters’ “relentless tsunami-type power.” Earlier on Monday, Abbott declared...

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Officials institute 9 p.m. curfew in San Marcos, Wimberley areas

Concerned about public safety, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and city officials in San Marcos and Wimberley will prohibit people from leaving their homes between 9 p.m. Sunday, May 24 and 7 a.m. Monday, May 25.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Updated: $256M for Texas State University System campuses survives Texas Senate

Senators approve House Bill 100, which would authorize $3 billion in debt to pay for construction projects on university campuses.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Waco biker gang shootout doesn’t slow open carry’s roll in the Texas Legislature

WITH VIDEO | The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Election 2015: San Marcos CISD Election Results

The top two finisher — Anne Halsey and John W. McGlothlin — will take the two open seats on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees. Juan Miguel Arredondo picked up the district 1 trustee seat.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Updated: Abbott’s pre-K bill easily passes Texas Senate

After surviving Tea Party-backed opposition in the House, the early education bill that Gov. Greg Abbott has called his top priority this session could face its final test in the Texas Senate as early as Thursday.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

LCRA cuts big check for Woodcreek’s first public park

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to build the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

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