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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Police look for Lockhart man suspected of sexually assaulting child in San Marcos

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS A suspect in the sexual assault of a child in San Marcos will soon be included on the most wanted list of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The San Marcos Police Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for 57-year-old Jesus “Jesse” Delgado. Delgado most recently lived in Lockhart, but has

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cyrier urged Abbott to veto bill legalizing hot air balloon hunting

The Lockhart Republican fears a new Texas law that allows the hunting of wild pigs and coyotes from hot air balloons could lead to “future catastrophes” without increased oversight of commercial ballooning.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Flood watch upgraded to warning in central Hays County

The National Weather Service has placed portions Hays, Travis and Williamson counties under a flash flood warning, an alert more serious than the watches and advisories issued in recent days.

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Live: Press conference on Caldwell County hot air balloon crash 08/01/16

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a press conference on the fatal balloon crash near Maxwell for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. We will host a live stream here from KXAN News, the Austin NBC network...

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

No survivors in hot air ballon crash near Maxwell

UPDATED 1:20 p.m. JULY 30 | Authorities say at least 16 people likely died when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed near Maxwell at about 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks. The festivities include fireworks spectaculars in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Dripping Spring and Lockhart as well as community parades in Martindale and Wimberley.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hays officials on alert during emergency discharge from rain-swollen reservoir

UPDATED 5:05 a.m. JUNE 2: Hays County officials are urging residents along Porter and Plum creeks east of Kyle to be prepared to evacuate their homes during an ongoing emergency discharge of water from a rain-swollen...

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