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Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Verbatim: More river folks on proposed park rules 2

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS by KOLTEN PARKER This is Day 3 of our man-on-the-river interviews about proposed new San Marcos parks rules, including a ban on alcohol. The council is scheduled to vote on the measures Tuesday, April 3: “I feel like it’s all a part of the San Marcos experience. I think people will still

Friday, March 30th, 2012

CTMC holding blood drive April 19

The Central Texas Medical Center will hold a blood drive 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19 at the hospital’s main classroom.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

County employees holding food drive for locals

Hays County employees are holding a food drive for hungry families as part of the local observance of National County Government Month in April.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

‘Green’ conferences converge in San Marcos

Eco-friendly Texans will get a double dose of opportunity when two environmentally themed events converge March 31 at the San Marcos Conference Center.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Texas farms watered crops knowing they wouldn’t grow

Last summer, during the height of the drought, West Texas farmers kept watering their cotton crops despite knowing they wouldn't grow. They needed to do so to qualify for federal crop insurance.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: A beautiful alternative to alcohol ban

By now, I hope it is clear to my friends on the San Marcos City Council that a ban on display and consumption of alcohol in city parks is bad policy and worse politics.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Did the mob bury a body under Buda’s H-E-B?

Police say an Austin nightclub owner is a person of interest in the disappearance of Paresh Patel, whose body is said to be buried beneath the H-E-B in Buda.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Texas State expects to top 35,000 undergrads this fall

Texas State University officials expect undergraduate enrollment to exceed at least 35,000 this fall, setting the latest record in a decades-long run of them.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Verbatim: More river folks on proposed parks rules

This is Day 2 of our man-on-the-river interviews about proposed new San Marcos parks rules, including a ban on alcohol. The council is scheduled to vote on the measures Tuesday, April 3.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Farmer’s Fred spring carnival coming April 5

Farmer Fred and the Easter Bunny are coming to San Marcos with some Spring-filled fun for children on April 5 in San Marcos Plaza Park.

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