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Sunday, May 24th, 2015

TxDOT closes damaged RR 12 bridge effective immediately

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the Ranch Road 12 bridge over the Blanco River in Wimberley indefinitely, due to bridge damage. The closure is effective immediately.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Updated: PEC restores power after catastrophic flooding

As of 7:45 p.m. Sunday, PEC’s outage count is now down to an estimated 2,889 meters at 45 outage locations.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Video: Aerial footage of flooding in Wimberley

A bird’s-eye view of flooding on the Blanco River following catastrophic flooding in Hays County Saturday night and Sunday mornng.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Texas Beef Council turns focus to younger eaters

To attract young families, the Texas Beef Council is turning to food and recipe apps, its website and tailored cooking events

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Updated: Pedernales Electric members pick Pataki over Boggs, keep Scanlon

Pedernales Electric members voted to replace one board of directors incumbent and keep another in election results announced Saturday at the cooperative’s annual meeting.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

New auto sales in Hays County outpace region

New vehicles sales grew at a considerably faster rate in Hays County than in the Austin metropolitan region as a whole during the first quarter of 2014, according to research by the Freeman Auto Report.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

PEC board candidates to make debut at April 24 forum

The Johnson City event will also include discussion of a ballot referendum on whether to elect board directors by single-member districts instead of current at-large voting.

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