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Indigenous Cultures Institute Seeks Community Input

Indigenous Cultures Institute seeks community input

Residents and community members will have the opportunity to get involved and voice their ideas regarding the Indigenous Cultures Institute’s plans to build an Indigenous Cultures Center for Hays County. On Oct. 11, the Indigenous Cultures Institute will hold a press conference to announce plans to build the center and host a prayer rally at the steps of the Hays County Historic Courthouse at 6 p.m. The institute will be joined by students from Texas State University in support of…

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What’s A 100-year Flood? A Hydrologist Explains

What’s a 100-year flood? A hydrologist explains

A 100-year flood, like a 100-year storm, is one so severe it has only a 1% chance of hitting in any given year. Unfortunately, many people believe that if they experienced a 100-year flood this year, they will not see another one like it for 99 years. It just doesn’t work that way. In reality, the chance of being flooded next year, and the year after that, is the same as it was when the house flooded the first time…

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Before Central Texas Flooding, Officials Sounded Alarm

Before Central Texas Flooding, Officials Sounded Alarm

When some residents of Wimberley woke up early Sunday morning to flooding inside their homes, the fear and surprise were palpable: The Texas Hill Country had been going through a record, multiyear drought. But just three months earlier, local officials had voiced concerns about the rapidly growing region's vulnerability to devastating flooding. “The more we know, the safer we will be when flooding occurs,” Hays County Judge Bert Cobb said in a February news release after county commissioners voted to…

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