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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

FEMA aid to storm, flood survivors passes $12M in Austin region

So far, $12.3 million in individual assistance has been allocated from FEMA to people impacted by floods, storms and tornadoes in the Austin metro region. More than $7.6 million of that has been disbursed in Hays County; in Caldwell County, total FEMA assistance surpassed $1M for the first time last week.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

No winners yet in Central Texas special elections

In Texas House District 17, former Caldwell County Commissioner John Cyrier will face Bastrop County entrepreneur Brent Golemon in a runoff election.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Crowded field in special election for Caldwell, Bastrop state rep

Voters will have their pick of five candidates to replace State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt during a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In a fluid competition, Hays seeks to lock down water for the future

Hays County commissioners staked a claim to a water supply for the future on Tuesday, unanimously approving a letter of intent to buy 25,000 to 45,000 acre-feet of groundwater each year for 50 years from a private...

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CAPCOG: Hays County grows fastest, youngest, most diverse in region

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Capital Area Council of Governments issued a report last month saying that Hays County is growing faster, younger and more ethnically/racially diverse than any other county in Central...

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hays County could lose CAMPO board seat

Hays County could lose a seat on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), now that the regional planning board has agreed to include Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

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