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Hays County Burn Ban In Effect

By Danielle De Lucia News Reporter HAYS COUNTY — Hays County Commissioner Court reinstated a burn ban for at least 90 days to prevent and lessen the number of fires that can arise countywide last Tuesday. The decision means no more burning on residential/private property is permitted and a fine could be the result of not following the order. Only if discussed and cleared with the fire marshal’s office is […]

todayJuly 18, 2023 17

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Hays County

Heat wave hits Hays County

By Ezekiel Ramirez  News Reporter Heat has been severely affecting Hays County. Heat indices have unexpectedly been between 108-114, which can make day-to-day routines difficult to comprehend. During these dog days, it’s important to be cautious and take safety precautions to prevent a misadventure to occur. On June 20, ERCOT issued a voluntary conservation notice. Due to extreme temperatures, ERCOT was asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use. This voluntary […]

todayJune 27, 2023 85

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Weekly News Update: March 26, 2023—April 01, 2023

By Preethi Mangadu  News & Culture Director Welcome to KTSW News’s weekly update! This week we are covering The Hector and Floria López Foundation giving Texas State University an almost $2 million grant, the approval of a new Pet Resource Center and Texas State's Phi Kappa Phi chapter breaking a record. Texas State receives $1.79 million grant for first-generation Latino students The Hector and Floria López Foundation (HGLF)  awarded a […]

todayApril 4, 2023 31

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Family of inmate killed by Hays County corrections officer holds protest

By Oli De Los Santos News Reporter   Friends, family and community gathered on the steps of the Hays County Public Safety Building on Sunday to remember the life of Joshua Leon Wright.   Wright, 36, is remembered for co-founding the Facebook group “Take a Picture to End Racism Now” or TAPTERN, which garnered over 10,000 followers, and when a 7-year-old girl in his neighborhood was abducted and sexually assaulted, […]

todayJanuary 23, 2023 83 3

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KTSW NEWS UPDATE: November 3rd

On this week’s newscast host Jordan Young brings news about County Judge Ruben Becerra's reelection efforts, the U.S. Supreme Court weighing ending affirmative action in higher education and Hays County's program to control the feral hog population. You can listen live to the news department’s weekly news updates Thursday at 5 pm on 89.9. We are the other side of the news. https://open.spotify.com/episode/04ka7XCMGZdcDWWZVwgwOV?si=78f38c10f4024a79 https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/unQyuk9QQub

todayNovember 10, 2022 79 1

County Judge Ruben Becerra standing infront of an American flag outside of his restaurant.

2022 Elections

Ruben Becerra wants a second term as County Judge

Jordan Young News & Culture Director   San Marcos native, small business owner and current Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra hopes Hays County residents give him another four years in office. He was first elected in 2018, defeating former republican Hays County commissioner Will Conley by 2,640 votes. Becerra's win signaled a shift in Hays county politics, as the last democrat to hold the position was Liz Sumter in 2010. […]

todayOctober 31, 2022 140 2 3


Pedernales River Springs Salamanders may be federally recognized as endangered

By Preethi Mangadu  Chief Editor of News   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Pedernales River springs salamander will undergo status reviews to be put on the federal endangered species list.    The Pedernales River springs salamander was discovered in 2019 by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. They were determined to be a new species that are related to Barton Springs salamanders. These salamanders […]

todayOctober 21, 2022 185

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Primary Runoff Election Day: Information you need to know about today’s election

Jordan Young Web Content Manager Texas election law states that candidates must earn more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Today Texas voters will once again head to their local voting center in this year's Texas primary runoff election.  Here is some information you need to know about today's primary runoff election. In Texas, you can only vote in one party's primary in a year. So, if […]

todayMay 24, 2022 49 1


12/02/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Tiger ShiNews Director SAN MARCOS, Texas-- Hays County reported 7,429 cases of COVID-19 as of December 2, according to the Hays County COVID-19 dashboard. Positivity rate of those tested increased from about 6% to 7% in late November. Hospitalizations of Hays County residents decreased from 16 to 12 as of December 1. The total number of cases in Hays County has been surging since late October. The local health […]

todayDecember 2, 2020 38

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