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Monday, July 20th, 2015

In Texas, the drought is done

For the first time in more than five years, Texas no longer is in a drought. While less than 3 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | Amazon.com executives are considering locating a $191 million fulfillment center on East McCarty Lane in south San Marcos, a project that would carry the promise of at least 350 full-time jobs,...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Embattled Blue Bell gets ‘significant investment’ from billionaire Bass brother

Fort Worth billionaire Sid Richardson Bass has “made a significant investment” in beloved but beleaguered Blue Bell Creameries, the Brenham-based company announced today in a written statement.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

San Marcos retailer collects used furniture for flood victims

The Flack family, whose Martindale home was lost in the Memorial Day weekend flood, has organized a used furniture drive to help other flood survivors rebuild their lives.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state —...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

CONA to hold panel discussion on flood lessons

The Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a panel discussion on flooding and real estate development during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Sunset Acres neighbors take aim at proposed Hooters in San Marcos

A resident campaigning to block construction of a Hooters restaurant near his home in the Sunset Acres neighborhood is scheduled to make his case tonight to the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Alamo, other Texas shrines win UN designation

The Alamo and other historic shrines known as the San Antonio Missions have been added to a list of internationally recognized landmarks that includes the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

By the Numbers: Sobering new damage assessments of the Memorial Day weekend flood

INTERACTIVE | As Wimberley and San Marcos inventory what the river took — and what it left behind — the Memorial Day weekend flood’s staggering size and scope reveals itself incrementally. These are the latest statistics,...

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