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Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Federal aid to Hays County flood victims tops $6.8M

Residents of Blanco, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties have so far received an additional $1.5 million in housing and other FEMA assistance.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Hays, Caldwell counties under tornado watch

UPDATED 6:55 p.m. JUNE 16 | The National Weather Service has issued a sweeping tornado watch for 61 counties in Texas including Hays and Caldwell counties. The watch is in effect until midnight.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Friday, December 26th, 2014

New officers emerge from GBRA board shuffle

A Kendall County engineer will preside over the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s board of directors beginning Jan. 1 following a reorganization of officers initiated this month.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hays County approves emergency repairs to vandalized flash flood sensors

The Hays County Commissioners Court today approved $103,412 for emergency repairs to vandalized or stolen equipment that have disabled flash flood warning systems at four low-water crossings in the San Marcos and Buda areas.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Video: More San Marcos area flooding 10/31/13

Additional video of familiar spots along the San Marcos River, shot this morning by photographer Stephen Ramirez. This package includes footage of the Spring Lake Dam falls, Sewell Park, Rio Vista Falls and the flood control dam...

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