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Archive for July, 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Updated: Police identify dead construction worker

UPDATED 4:18 p.m. JULY 29: Neither the contractor nor subcontractor involved in the fatal building collapse have been cited for safety violations in the last 10 years, regulators' records indicate.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Texas colonists warm up for the revolution

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE The Nacogdoches ayuntamiento or town council issued an urgent appeal for armed assistance on Jul. 28, 1832 in an imminent showdown with the Mexican army.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Drought may be causing rabies spike in Central Texas

The drought is not only scorching lawns and sparking wildfires across Texas. The number of animal rabies cases — particularly among skunks — has more than doubled since this time in 2010 in the Central Texas region.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Respondents split on proposed smoking ban

Attendees of two recent, city-sponsored open house meetings were split on the issue of whether to further restrict smoking in public areas such as bars and restaurants.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Jailhouse Rock gala to benefit historical restoration

Elvis will be in the building Sept. 24 to provide entertainment for the “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser benefiting the 1884 Hays County Jail restoration project.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County jail to offer video visitation

Inmates at Hays County Jail will be able to visit with family and attorneys by video starting next March through technology similar to Skype, the Internet-based phone service.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County residents weigh in on redistricting maps

County residents who addressed the commissioners court at a public hearing on Monday appeared divided between support for two redistricting plans: One that would split much of Kyle between three precincts and another that proposes to include...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Texas State to host dance showcase this week

The Division of Dance at Texas State will host the Summer Choreographers Showcase July 28-29 in Jowers Hall on campus.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Respondents split on proposed smoking ban

Attendees of two recent, city-sponsored open house meetings were split on the issue of whether to further restrict smoking in public areas such as bars and restaurants.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Freethought San Marcos: Gov. Perry promotes religion for political purposes

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Gov. Rick Perry’s long-running political show is picking up steam as he heads toward an announcement that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, not because he wants...

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