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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Camera enforcement in Wimberley, Dripping Springs school zones starts Sept. 8

After a trial run caught dozens of violators at a Hays County campus last month, authorities will soon begin using camera enforcement to issue citations to drivers who speed through school zones in the Wimberley and Dripping Springs areas.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hays County students learn wildlife management at summer camps

Six students from Hays County high schools learned wildlife stewardship and leadership at summer camps held last month as part of Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Brigades program.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Congressman to meet with Wimberley, Dripping Springs chambers this week

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents the western half of Hays County, will meet this week with business groups in Wimberley and Dripping Springs.

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 —...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks spread over three days.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hays County groundwater bill becomes law

Closing a 170.8-square-mile loophole in local groundwater regulation, legislation that dramatically expands the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District became law on Sunday.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Hays, Caldwell counties under tornado watch

UPDATED 6:55 p.m. JUNE 16 | The National Weather Service has issued a sweeping tornado watch for 61 counties in Texas including Hays and Caldwell counties. The watch is in effect until midnight.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

H-E-B buys Nutty Brown Café property in north central Hays County

Despite the real estate deal, the iconic restaurant and music venue on U.S. 290 will not be closing any time soon. Farr said H-E-B told him the business could remain on the property as long as he...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers...

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