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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Experts: Drought to continue through the spring

The drought that has plagued Texas is virtually certain to continue at least until early summer, climate experts said on Tuesday at a conference in Fort Worth. But what happens after that is anyone's guess.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Accused coke dealer nabbed in San Marcos sting

An alleged San Marcos cocaine dealer was nabbed with a large amount of the drug following a sting operation by the Hays County Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 15, authorities say.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Sorority grants wish to sick child

The Texas State Chi Omega sorority recently granted a wish to a 13-year-old girl with a life-threatening medical condition.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Breaking news: Fire destroys Buda home

A mobile home in Buda was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

CTMC to host crock pot demo

Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living is hosting “Cozy Crock Pot Creations" next week to offer instruction on the preparation of healthy, non-labor-intensive meals.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Freethought San Marcos: The sophistry of Ayn Rand Libertarianism

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS In 1964, I roomed with Wally. Wally had discovered Ayn Rand and talked frequently about rugged individualism–his desire to be left alone by the state, by institutions, and...

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Free concert to honor troops slated Wednesday

The Academic Avenue Foundation will host a live musical concert at the Texas Music Theater on Nov. 30 to honor members of the U.S. armed forces.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Early voting in council runoff begins today

Early voting for the Place 3 City Council runoff between John Thomaides and Terry Nichols will begin Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 9. Election Day is Dec. 13,.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Castro, switching races, won’t run in CD-35

State Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, who planned to run for Congress in CD-35, one of Texas' four new U.S. House districts, confirmed Friday evening that he will instead run to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez,...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Updated: Narvaiz says CD-35 campaign still on

A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio proposed new congressional districts for Texas today. The map is a proposal; the court is seeking comments from the parties by noon Friday.

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