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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn bans this week.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Ratliff calls press conference to unveil ‘criminal allegations’ against Cutler

Setting the stage for a third bruising campaign between two rival lawmen, former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said this morning that he will detail “criminal allegations” involving current Sheriff Gary Cutler at a press conference tomorrow...

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With burn ban lifted, Hays County official reminds residents of still-missing flood victims

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county on Monday after days of rainfall eased wildfire conditions.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

By the Numbers: Amazon.com’s outsized building plans for San Marcos

PART 1 of 2 | The number is easy to say — 855,000 square feet — but exactly how big is that? Wrap your brain around Amazon’s forthcoming San Marcos distribution hub by comparing its footprint to...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Conley hopeful Fischer Store Road crossing can be completed in 60 days

After a series of unforeseen delays, Hays County commissioners authorized County Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday to execute an agreement with private landowners that apparently makes way for installation of a temporary Fischer Store Road bridge over...

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Curbside flood debris removal ends Aug. 2 in Hays County

Hays County residents, including those who live in the Wimberley or San Marcos city limits, should move flood wreckage and rubbish to the street curb or right-of-way by Aug. 2, the last day a private contractor will...

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