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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10

The death toll from the weekend’s immigrant-smuggling tragedy in San Antonio has risen to 10, and the driver in the alleged crime is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom Monday morning.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

In Central Texas, bats rule the roost as a tourist attraction

Texas is home to some of the largest bat colonies in the U.S., and 13 of them are located in Central Texas. Mexican free-tailed bats dominate the Texas skies in comparison to other species. More than 31...

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wildfire consumes 250 acres of Hays County ranch

Firefighters have contained a control burn that jumped its prescribed boundaries and consumed an additional 250 acres of a neighboring ranch in northern Hays County this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

EPA drops objection to Dripping Springs’ wastewater permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its interim objection to Dripping Springs’ application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to discharge 995,000 gallons of treated wastewater into a tributary of Onion Creek.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Williams dove for cover as gunman began firing

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams said he dove for the dugout as a gunman began shooting Wednesday morning during a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and one of Williams' staffers were among those...

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Will Texas lawmakers ax tree ordinances in more than 50 cities?

Dozens of cities and towns in Texas, including San Marcos, have ordinances aimed at protecting trees. During the special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to change that.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Williams staffer among those shot at Congressional baseball practice

A staff member for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams is among those shot this morning in Arlington, Va. at a weekly practice for the Republican congressional baseball team.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

San Antonio, El Paso voters choose new mayors

Voters in San Antonio ousted incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor on Saturday and elected Ron Nirenberg. In El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo will take the helm of the state's largest border city.

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