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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.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its interim objection to Dripping Springs’ application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to discharge 995,000 gallons of treated wastewater into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, July 6th, 2017

Meadows Center to host Wimberley forum on Blanco River, Onion Creek

WIMBERLEY — The San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will co-sponsor a forum on the Blanco River and Onion Creek at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12.

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.

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.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Missing Wimberley woman located

Hays County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing Wimberley woman last seen on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wells Fargo grant to boost renewable energy research at Texas State

A $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Clean Technology and Innovation grant program that funds leading edge research and innovation to advance clean energy solutions, will support renewable energy activities at Texas State University's STAR Park.

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