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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. The project is expected to cost no more than $150,000.

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...

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.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Christmas Day wreck takes San Marcos teen

A one-vehicle crash into a utility pole on Post Road claimed the life of a 19-year-old San Marcos man on Christmas Day.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Update: Post Road fire fully contained, chief says

High winds and waning humidity have extended the life of a fire that began yesterday within a half-mile west of Post Road near the San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Search underway in San Marcos for human remains

The unidentified skull found on the banks of the Blanco River six months ago has apparently not been identified, though police on Sept. 9 renewed their search for the remains of Kyle resident Laurie Pineda, who disappeared...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Substation outages knock out power in parts of San Marcos

Two San Marcos electric substations were knocked out simultaneously at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving parts of the city without electricity for about an hour and a half.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Vehicle collides with apartment building

An unidentified vehicle collided with a San Marcos residence Monday and sped away. The vehicle demolished some fencing and hit a cluster of utility meter boxes on the side of a multi-family residential building at 1648 Post...

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