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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Hays County again ranked fastest-growing among surging Texas suburbs

Two other central Interstate 35 corridor counties — Williamson and Comal — also make the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest top 10 list.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hays County ‘actively reviewing’ FEMA’s sweeping expansion of floodplain maps

Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability...

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.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Average Hays County home market value jumps 12.4 percent since 2014

The average home market value in Hays County increased 12.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, ranging from an 8.64 percent increase in San Marcos CISD to a 16.52 percent increase in Hays CISD.

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