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Archive for February, 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Texas State researcher recovers cannons from Capt. Morgan shipwreck

A research team that includes Texas River Systems Institute's Frederick Hanselmann recover cannons in Panama believed connected to the legendary pirate.

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Commentary: Where have all the steeples gone?

GUEST COMMENTARY by DEBBIE DANIEL I was on a venture several weeks ago, along the golden corridor of our main freeway system here in the San Antonio/Austin area, and I was shocked to realize that the “object”...

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Sheriff’s office plans flag disposal ceremony

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office will hold a flag disposal ceremony at noon March 18 at the Training Academy, 1307 Uhland Road in San Marcos. Residents who want to dispose of old flags properly can drop them...

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Disc golfers come out for Kyle tournament

The first round of Saturday’s disc golf tournament in Kyle was drawing to a close, and the best putter in the world was standing 10 yards away from the 18th and final hole. Through a steady drizzle...

Monday, February 28th, 2011

For Republicans, the hazards of red meat

The growth of the state’s Hispanic population and the rise of immigration as a political issue put Texas Republicans in a tight spot — especially the ones with statewide aspirations.

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Monthly farmers market on Quad brings fresh produce to campus

The Environmental Conservation Organization at Texas State University is sponsoring an Edible San Marcos farmers market on campus March 3, April 6 and May 4.

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Traffic Report: 02/27/11 to 03/05/11

Street and utility work expected to affect local traffic this week includes more construction in the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood including closures of Cheatham, Sycamore, Haynes and Field streets.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Governor appoints Narvaiz to unfunded mandates taskforce

Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz will join the Houston and El Paso mayors on Gov. Rick Perry's bipartisan panel.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Police chase, arrest bank burglary suspect

San Marcos police arrested a 25-year old San Marcos man for crashing his car into the lobby of Bank of America in San Marcos and fleeing from police after he left the scene.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Construction to close I-35 in Austin starting Friday

Interstate 35's main traffic lanes, in both directions, will be closed at Ben White Boulevard in Austin this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

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