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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hays officials on alert during emergency discharge from rain-swollen reservoir

UPDATED 5:05 a.m. JUNE 2: Hays County officials are urging residents along Porter and Plum creeks east of Kyle to be prepared to evacuate their homes during an ongoing emergency discharge of water from a rain-swollen reservoir.

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.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Texas State inaugurates International Flash Flood Laboratory

Texas State University will inaugurate its new International Flash Flood Laboratory (IFFL) with a workshop Monday, Oct. 19, in which it will invite the public to recommend activities the lab should undertake to reduce flash-flood casualties and...

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Flash flood expert to give 11th annual Lovell Lecture

Eve Gruntfest, an internationally recognized authority on implementing flash-flood warning systems, will present the 11th Annual Lovell Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University on Monday, Oct. 19.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Ten years after applying for license, city cleared for low-wattage radio station

FM 92.5. In the future, that’s where San Marcos residents may turn their radio dials for emergency alerts as well as other community information from the City of San Marcos.