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Friday, August 28th, 2015

Four-county coalition officially launches Blanco River Regional Recovery Team

Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate the long-term recovery efforts from the Memorial Weekend flood and storms in conjunction with their affected cities. The recovery is expected to take several years.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Blue Bell on its way back to San Marcos area stores

H-E-B in San Marcos expects to restock a limited selection of Blue Bell ice cream early next week — before they are available in New Braunfels or San Antonio. The creamery recalled all of its products April...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Austin sues Texas over ‘imbalance’ in property appraisal system

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging that the current property appraisal system is unconstitutional and creates “an imbalance in the tax burdens between residential and commercial property owners.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Congressman to honor Hays County flood first responders

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will honor police officers, firefighters and other Hays County first responders on Friday for their life-saving efforts in the aftermath of the Memorial Day weekend floods.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Hays County deputy struck by vehicle while working traffic in Dripping Springs

UPDATED 6:30 p.m. AUG. 26 | A Hays County sheriff’s deputy is on light work duty as he recovers from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while working a traffic accident on U.S. 290...

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Last day to register for FEMA assistance is Aug. 27

The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27 — tomorrow — for individuals to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the string of floods, storms and tornadoes that afflicted the state between May 4 and...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It’s a deal: Amazon picks San Marcos for massive distribution hub

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Police rescue Mexican immigrants from freight train inferno

WITH VIDEO | Ten Mexican immigrants rescued by local police from inside a broiling freight train railcar on Monday are in the custody of federal officials after being treated for life-threatening dehydration.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

City of San Marcos re-enters stage 2 drought water use restrictions

The city of San Marcos is implementing Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday, Aug. 23 in response to rapidly dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority returned to Stage 1 on Saturday, Aug. 15.

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