San Marcos

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[Editor’s Note: Updated at 3 p.m Central time Sunday, this story will be continue to be updated through the day].

Following continual heavy rains in Central Texas, the Blanco River swamped sections of I-35 on Sunday, forcing parts of the busy north-south highway to close.

In San Antonio, Texas' second largest city, by noon Sunday, the number of street closures had risen to 16, but had dropped to 11 by 3 p.m. (you go here for live emergency updates on roads.) The River Walk was flooded and there was flooding outside San Antonio zoo.

The National Weather Service said the Blanco River crested Sunday at more than 40 feet; its flood stage is 13 feet. Late Saturday, Hays County sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki told AP that residents in Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin, were being urged to evacuate as the Blanco continued to rise.

KRIS TV reported that former longtime Nueces County Commissioner, Joe McComb, had confirmed that his son Jonathan was at Brooks Army Medical Center with serious injuries, and that his daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren are among the missing.

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About 300 students were allowed back into their dorm rooms shortly after 6:00 a.m. at Texas State University following a bomb hoax that forced an evacuation for about four hours.

Texas State officials say the incident began after midnight when a police officer spotted a person smoking in violation of the school's smoke-free campus policy. The officer found a potentially explosive device in the back of the individual's pickup truck, which officials said had an ignition mechanism attached.

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The Tesla Motors Model S starts as soon as you sit down behind the wheel and press on the brakes -- there's not even a place for a key -- and from that point there is no sound, even when accelerating.

Tesla unveiled its latest string of supercharger stations in Texas this week to help provide its car owners a free charge along several of the state’s major roadways, but the addition of the supercharger station in San Marcos is on the heels of a legislative letdown.

Rolling Stone

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The announcement of the July 19 cover for Rolling Stone magazine has created a firestorm for the company with several retail outlets calling foul and stating they won't carry tomorrow's issue. Walmart, Wallgreens, C.V.S. and San Antonio-based H-E-B are among the stores you won't be able to purchase the edition from here in San Antonio.

U.S. Census Bureau

Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the United States are in Texas, but among those eight, it may come as a surprise that San Marcos is leading the charge, with a 4.9 percent rate of growth.

San Marcos had the highest rate of growth between July 2011 and July 2012 among all "large cities" in the U.S. (defined as cities and towns with at least 50,000 people). They made the list by the skin of their teeth, barely cracking the mark with a Census Bureau population estimate of 50,001.