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Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Updated: Doggett slams congressional redistricting proposal

Hays County would have three congressmen under a new redistricting map released today by the chairmen of the Legislature's redistricting committees.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 05/25/11

A sampling of current listings for homes for sale in San Marcos' Blanco River Village subdivision.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Smoking ban officially snuffed?

Hope for a smoke-free Texas seems officially snuffed. State Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, said today that a statewide smoking ban would not live on as an amendment to Senate Bill 1811, a major "fiscal matters" bill.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Budget deal preserves much, but not all, of TEXAS grants

A proposal adopted by the Legislature's budget conference committee Thursday would provide funding for the state's main source of higher education aid for financially needed students for about 33,100 incoming freshmen.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

San Marcos split down the middle in new Senate map

Hays County Commissioners will deliberate their agendas in the county courthouse, which will be represented in the senate with a seat based in Laredo. Upon adjournment, they could walk across Hopkins Street for a drink at the...

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Memorial Day observances across Hays County

Hays County will pay tribute to veterans this Memorial Day by hosting several ceremonies this weekend throughout the county, Hays County Veteran Services officer Jude Prather announced this week.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Civil War sex symbol got her start in Texas

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Adah Menken, the original self-made celebrity, stepped onto the stage for the last time in Paris, France on May 30, 1868.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Texas State discovery points to silicone substitute

A team of researchers, including Qingkai Yu of the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University, have developed a method for creating single-crystal arrays of a material called graphene, an advance that opens up the possibility...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

City taking apps for homebuyer program

The city of San Marcos has purchased and rehabilitated two 3-bedroom homes with grant funds and will sell the homes to qualified homebuyers.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Updated: Pinales children found in Austin

Authorities on Wednesday morning were looking for a 14-year-old Kyle girl they believe kidnapped her two younger sisters and has not been seen since Friday afternoon.

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