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Monday, April 30th, 2012

Combs says plan balances lizards, oil and gas interests

Comptroller Susan Combs and other officials on Monday testified in favor of a plan that aims to balance protecting a rare lizard species and maintaining oil and gas production in its habitat, in case the species is placed on the endangered species list.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Texas State to defect to Sun Belt as WAC unravels

Multiple sources have confirmed to BobcatReport.com and the San Marcos Mercury that Texas State University will join the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013 season after a brief layover with the Western Athletic Conference this fall.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Jones strikes back at Wentworth’s ‘puppet’ ad (with video)

Today, Jones's campaign put out an ad of its own responding to the attack. It features Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed, who says in the 30-second spot, "I know political campaigns can be rough, but Wentworth's...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

PEC hosting forums for board candidates

Eight candidates for three available seats on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will give speeches and answer questions at a series of forums including on in Kyle on Tuesday, May 15.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Video: Bobcats play game inspired by Harry Potter

Texas State's intramural quidditch team is starting to make a showing for themselves, holding their own against top ranked schools like UT and A&M.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Little Guys Movers donates to food bank

Little Guys Movers' San Marcos operation collected 1,000 units of food for the Hays County Area Food Bank during a can drive last month.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

San Marcos Traffic Report: 04/29/12 to 05/05/12

A rundown of construction or events expected to affect traffic in San Marcos this week including the Cinco de Mayo parade downtown on Saturday.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Cougar on prowl in Buda? Sighting reported near Onion Creek

A local husband and wife say they spotted a mountain lion while driving near Onion Creek in Buda earlier this month.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Early voting starts in San Marcos CISD school board election

Early voting started today for the May 12 school board election in which San Marcos CISD voters will chose two at-large members from a pool of four candidates.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Amazon, state settle sales tax fight

Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers this summer and agreed to make capital investments of $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years, Comptroller Susan Combs announced on...

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