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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

City warns of elevated bacteria levels in San Marcos River

Elevated levels of E.coli bacteria have been detected in the San Marcos River between the Interstate 35 bridge and the confluence with the Blanco River.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Four months after flood, homes still sought for displaced pets

In Wimberley, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets resulting from the Memorial Day weekend flood along the Blanco River.

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.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Design work underway on temporary Post Road bridge

With construction of a permanent replacement not expected to begin until sometime next summer, Hays County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant says he is moving quickly to build a temporary crossing where floodwaters destroyed the Post Road-Blanco...

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.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

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