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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.

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, 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 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Warlords massing troops for Simsboro water battle

For decades, Central Texas politicians, planners and privateers have peered into the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer and seen a vision of the region’s limitless potential for prosperity reflected in subterranean water. But so far a...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Open houses scheduled on I-35 congestion plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting open houses next week in San Marcos and Buda on a proposed plan for easing congestion on Interstate 35 in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Audio: As Texas’ dams age, a scramble to find fixes

Texas' aging water infrastructure has raised safety concerns throughout the state, and a lack of mechanisms in place to prevent development downstream of dams has hastened the search for solutions.

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, March 30th, 2011

Hays among Texas’ healthiest counties, study says

Other central Texas counties that made the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute ranking include Travis, Comal and Williamson, which came in first.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Texas State to hold hostage negotiation competition

Texas State will hold its annual hostage negotiation training and competition this week. Two dozen teams from across the United States (along with a team from Thailand) will compete. Among them will be teams from Hays, Comal,...

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