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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

FEMA sets up mobile office in Wimberley

UPDATED 9:02 a.m. JUNE 6 | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a mobile office at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12 in Wimberley, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, including weekends, for area flood, storm, wind and tornado victims throughout Hays County who want to register for federal aid.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Final found body identified; three still missing including two children

In all, eight bodies have been recovered in Hays County and all have been identified.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Second body found in aftermath of Blanco River flood

Emergency workers found a body along the San Marcos River today in Caldwell County, downstream of weekend flooding that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Wimberley and San Marcos.

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Video: Rescuers now looking for 12 missing in Hays County floods

Hays County and San Marcos emergency management officials say the total number of “confirmed missing” people is up to 12. One body was recovered yesterday.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Officials confirm first fatality in Hays County floods

WITH PHOTO GALLERY | A man’s body has been recovered in San Marcos, the first confirmed fatality from overnight flooding in the Blanco River basin. Another three people in the Wimberley area are missing, emergency...

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Video: Aerial footage of flooding in San Marcos

An aerial view of flooding on the Upper San Marcos River following catastrophic flooding in Hays County Saturday night and Sunday mornng.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Officials institute 9 p.m. curfew in San Marcos, Wimberley areas

Concerned about public safety, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and city officials in San Marcos and Wimberley will prohibit people from leaving their homes between 9 p.m. Sunday, May 24 and 7 a.m. Monday, May 25.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Blanco River floods worst in region’s history, officials say

UPDATED | An estimated 400 homes in Hays County, most of them in the Wimberley and San Marcos areas, were destroyed by a raging Blanco River late Saturday and early Sunday, emergency management officials say.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Interstate 35 closed for emergency repairs at Blanco River

Maintenance crews closed the north and southbound main lanes of Interstate 35 at the Blanco River in San Marcos starting beginning at 3 p.m. today for emergency repairs to a sign bridge.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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