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Monday, March 3rd, 2014

San Marcos, Hays County hunker down for another winter storm

Hays County offices will open late on Tuesday but, so far, polling places are expected to open on time at 7 a.m.

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Hays County warned to prepare for cold, windy night

Temperatures are expected to drop rapidly from a high of 64 degrees today to the lower 20s tonight, a plummet of more than 40 degrees in less than 12 hours.

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Central Texas braces for deep freeze

A strong cold front expected to arrive in Central Texas this weekend is forecast to plunge temperatures into the low-20s, nearly 20 degrees below normal for January.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Updated: Forecast calls for 2 to 6 inches of rain today

The National Weather Service meteorologists this evening said Hays and Caldwell counties should brace for flash floods caused by thunderstorms accompanied by hail along with 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Audio: In Texas, extreme weather is the new normal

Increasingly hot summers and new extreme weather patterns have helped activists raise awareness of climate change. But in Texas, weather that once would have been considered extreme has become commonplace. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Audio: Drought not the only factor in Texas tree deaths

The 2011 drought wreaked havoc on the state's trees, but according to a new report, few of them died directly from dehydration. Rather, trees weakened by the drought likely fell prey to a different culprit: diseases and...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

‘Cloud that carried Zeus’ mesmerizes San Marcos

An enormous white cloud roiled the sky above Hays County at sunset on Tuesday, swelling, rolling and transfixing the people who watched it from the ground below.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Gallery: Readers’ Snow Day Photos

Texans' fascination with the rare phenomena of snowfall is almost as interesting as the snow itself. San Marcos awoke on Thursday to a decent dusting of crunchy white flakes. We asked readers to send in their photos...

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Hays County hunkers
down for arctic blast

Hays County is hunkering down for a front of arctic air forecast to arrive just before daybreak on Tuesday preceded by thunderstorms and rainfall through the night.