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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.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

TxDOT to close I-35 lanes for bridge work in San Marcos

AUSTIN — Bridge and overpass maintenance will close multiple lanes of a four-mile segment of Interstate 35 in San Marcos starting Sunday and lasting through Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced today.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Driver faces new manslaughter charge after unborn baby dies from Texas 21 wreck injuries

A Texas State University student facing felony intoxication manslaughter and assault charges told San Marcos police that she had been drinking alcohol while floating the river on Tuesday prior to a wreck that killed a Bryan man...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

San Marcos woman charged in deadly wreck on Texas 21

A San Marcos woman is charged with intoxication manslaughter following a car wreck Tuesday evening that killed a Bryan man on Texas 21.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Video: San Marcos council clears way for new H-E-B on Wonder World Drive

After more than three and a half hours of discussion, the San Marcos City Council approved measures Tuesday night that will allow San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. to build a grocery store at the northwestern corner of...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Young New Braunfels man dies after back flip into the San Marcos River

A 19-year-old New Braunfels man is dead after an accident at Stokes Park in San Marcos shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, August 1st, 2016

San Marcos council to allocate $25M in federal flood relief funds

The San Marcos City Council will consider approving the allocation of the city’s $25 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding during the Tuesday, Aug. 2 city council meeting.

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.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Suspect found dead in Buda home after allegedly shooting wife

Authorities say Sejdalija Smajic, 53, shot his wife, whom officers found in the front yard of a house in the Garlic Creek subdivision.

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