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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.

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.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Update: Disaster recovery centers now open in Wimberley, San Marcos, Martindale

A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Letter: PEC has made ‘truly noteworthy’ strides in past five years

Outgoing PEC board president PATRICK COX writes that “The cooperative continues to evolve into a best-in-class organization, working to reduce controllable costs and maintaining some of the strongest reliability statistics in the industry. … This evolution is...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Graf, Akers win seats on Pedernales Electric board

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected two new board directors representing districts that include large portions of Hays County, according to results announced today.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Post-flood recovery workshops planned in Wimberley, Blanco

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will offer three recovery workshops on June 10, 11 and 12 to assist Central Texas communities affected by the Memorial weekend floods.

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, May 26th, 2015

Hays County releases names of people missing in Blanco River flood

Also Tuesday afternoon, the body of a third male was found at the Blanco River near Ranch Road 2325.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

In Wimberley, Abbott calls floods ‘absolutely devastating’

WITH VIDEO | After flying over destroyed homes along the Blanco River in Hays County, the governor said he was awed by damage caused by the floodwaters’ “relentless tsunami-type power.” Earlier on Monday, Abbott declared...

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Video: Rescuers now looking for 12 missing in Hays County floods

Hays County and San Marcos emergency management officials say the total number of “confirmed missing” people is up to 12. One body was recovered yesterday.

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