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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Interactive: Stark aerial images show Blanco River before, after flood in Wimberley

This map shows the before and after effects of the Memorial Day weekend flood in Wimberley The base map is DigitalGlobe and the updated map is 1.5" resolution unmanned aircraft system imagery from Flightline Geographics. Use the slider bar to swipe to see before and after view. Zoom in for more detail and pan up and down...

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...

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;...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Federal aid to Hays County flood victims tops $6.8M

Residents of Blanco, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties have so far received an additional $1.5 million in housing and other FEMA assistance.

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...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

TCEQ, San Marcos settle penalty over missing water quality plan

The city of San Marcos has agreed to contribute money to build or maintain a water quality monitoring station instead of pay a fine levied by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

State GOP chair says contributions are 'dying'

Steve Munisteri, chair of the state Republican Party, met with a few hundred of the faithful Sunday night at the San Marcos Activity Center and said the national party is draining contributions from the state party, for...

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...

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Community Action to hold college prep sessions

Community Action of Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties is sponsoring a college prep academy this month to show prospective college students some of the ropes so they can get the most education for the money. Information sessions...

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