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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Updated: I-35 reopened after vehicle fire shutdown

Authorities at about 4:26 p.m. today responded to a vehicle fire call between Buda and Kyle that closed Interstate 35.

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Audio: Texas drought may leave long-lasting damage

The statewide drought, and the accompanying extreme heat and severe wildfires, made 2011 a historic year for Texas. But as Mose Buchele of KUT News and StateImpact Texas reports, some effects of this year's weather will likely...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

EAA approves plan for San Marcos endangered species

Implementation of a multi-million dollar regional plan to protect endangered species in San Marcos and New Braunfels passed a major milestone Wednesday and now awaits the approval of the federal government.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Police arrest suspected serial burglar

Authorities have found the man suspected of nine recent burglaries in San Marcos residential areas.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

City offers Christmas tree recycling

The city of San Marcos is offering residents recycling and curbside pick-up as two choices for disposing of live Christmas trees after the holidays.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

San Marcos eases water use restrictions


San Marcos residents returned to Stage 1 drought restrictions following a declaration by the Edwards Aquifer Authority on Dec. 23 lifting Stage 2 measures as the San Antonio pool of the Edwards Aquifer region reaches higher aquifer...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Freethought San Marcos: Lessons we should have learned from the Iraq War

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS By one measure–the announcement by President Obama that the War in Iraq is over–that war has finally come to an end. But it remains to be seen how...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Will the lights stay on in 2012? Maybe not

The state’s electric grid operators are coming off a tumultuous year, one they are not eager to repeat. In February, a deep freeze knocked numerous power plants out of commission as equipment broke, causing rolling blackouts across...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Life of Texas judge inspires strange short story

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE ​ A former judge from the Lone Star State passed away in Chicago on Dec. 31, 1867 without knowing he would be immortalized in a short story...

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Ad: Information on officer-involved traffic incident requested

Officers state road rage but we believe otherwise. We are needing the public's help in getting information relating to a traffic incident on the afternoon of November 23, 2011 in Hays County.

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