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Flanked by San Antonio and Austin, the Central Texas region is comprised of Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell, and Hays counties

Comal County is located in between Austin and San Antonio on Interstate 35. This 575 square mile area is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of more than 108,000 people. Its major cities are:

  • New Braunfels occupies more than 44 square miles on Interstate 35 halfway between Austin and San Antonio. The Comal County seat is home to more than 58,000 residents.
  • Bulverde is in far western Comal County on US 281, almost 25 miles north of downtown San Antonio, with 4,700 residents that reside in this 7.6 square mile Hill Country community.
  • Garden Ridge is an 8.1 square mile community of 3,300 residents in far southeastern Comal County within the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area, located two miles due west of Interstate 35.

Guadalupe County is located north-northeast of San Antonio on Interstates 35 & 10 along with SH 130.  This 714 square mile area has a population of roughly 131,000 people. Its major cities are:

  • Marion is a 0.7 square mile/1.8 square kilometer community in western Guadalupe County with 1,100 residents. New Berlin was founded in 1868 by German immigrants who named it after a city familiar to them.  The 2.8 square mile/7.4 square kilometer community is now home to more than 500 residents.
  • Seguin is the Guadalupe County seat with more than 25,000 residents.  The city occupies 19.2 square miles roughly 35 miles north-northeast of downtown San Antonio.
  • Schertz is is a city in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. The population was 42,002 at the 2020 census, up from 31,465 at the 2010 census. Schertz was settled by Alsatian emigrants in the 1800s.

Caldwell County is located on US 183 and SH 130 south-southeast of Travis County. This 547 square mile area has a population just over 40,000. Its major cities are:

  • Lockhart is the Caldwell County seat on SH 130/US 183 almost 30 miles south-southeast of downtown Austin.  The 11.3 square mile community has 13,000 residents.
  • Luling is a 3.8 square mile community with a storied agricultural and oil history its 5,400 residents enjoy. The City is located in Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties.

Hays County is a county in the central portion of the Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, its official population had reached 241,067. The county seat is San Marcos. Other towns in Hays County include Kyle, Buda, and Driftwood. 

The climate of Central Texas

This region has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters.On average, the region receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, with most of the precipitation in the spring, and a secondary maximum in the fall.To the east, away from the Hill Country, precipitation is typically higher. During springtime, severe thunderstorms sometimes occur, though tornados are rare in the area. Central Texas summers are usually hot and humid, with average temperatures of approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit from June until September.

The roadways of Central Texas

The principal highways in the metropolitan area are Interstate 35 and the MoPac Expressway (State Highway Loop 1), both of which are the primary north–south roadways. Other important arteries in the city and its immediate vicinity are U.S. Highway 183 (also known as "Research Blvd."), and U.S. Highway 290 which provide East/West thoroughfares. Other important highways include State Highway 71 (also known as "Ben White Blvd.") which connects Austin with Houston to the south, and to Marble Falls and the Highland Lakes chain to the west. State Highway Loop 360 is a scenic highway which runs to the north–south on the west side of Austin but curves westward into the hills. Loop 360 carries special scenic zoning as well preventing billboards and minimizing views of the surrounding buildings. 

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When an accident is serious or fatal, it is crucial to find an experienced Central Texas personal injury lawyer for help

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Central Texas personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage. Having a good Central Texas accident lawyer on board is a great relief to injured people who need to focus on healing while their attorney focuses on getting them compensation for their growing financial losses.


Texas Tornado: Infant, toddler rescued from submerged truck (VIDEO)

Go to this link to watch this incredible rescue. This is really hard to watch.

First things first: apparently everyone survived, and the baby and toddler are currently stabilized and recovering in the hospital, but that will not be super helpful to your stress level while/immediately after viewing. If you are currently the mother of young children, have a drink ready or your chosen method of self-care for when the video is done, because you will need it.  

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What Is Included in a Free Consultation with a Lawyer?

If you were injured in an accident and are considering hiring a lawyer to help you seek compensation from the other party, you’ve likely noticed that most injury attorneys offer free consultations. You’re likely wondering “What does a free consultation entail?” and “Is it really free?

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Cell Phone Rules for Truck Drivers

Fortunately, federal regulators recognize these dangers and impose strict standards on truck drivers regarding cell phone use. Federal rules restrict how and when truckers can use cell phones to minimize the number of dangerous distracted driving crashes.

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