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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Campbell takes down Wentworth; Boyer bests Glickler

Tea Party darling Donna Campbell rode voter discontent — and millions of dollars in negative advertising — to a huge victory on Tuesday over State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, abruptly ending his two decades in the Texas Senate.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Castro to take national stage at Democratic convention

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said Tuesday morning that despite growing speculation about his political future after being named the Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker, he is content leading San Antonio.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

San Marcos Tonight: 07/31/12

A rundown of live music and other entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight including Unsurpassed Profit at Triple Crown.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Tickets on sale for LBJ Museum’s blast from the past

Advance tickets to the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ ‘60s Night fundraiser on Friday will be on sale for $20 through noon the day of the event.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With Aquarena fading quickly into history, documentary remembers the magic

With the dismantling of the Sky Spiral just a few days ago and the removal of the submarine theater structures from Spring Lake in late May, little remains of Aquarena Springs Amusement Park, one of the state’s...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Functional Girl: A brilliant white smile that doesn’t cost much green

Functional Girl CJ LEGARE offers tips on brightening up your pearly whites without breaking the bank. Plus: How to apply makeup for a professional setting.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Construction permits total $77M in first half of year

The city of San Marcos issued permits for more than $77 million in commercial and residential construction and renovation during the first half of 2012.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Traffic Report: 07/29/12 to 08/04/12

A rundown of projects and events expected to affect traffic this week in San Marcos including ongoing construction around the Texas State University campus.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Cape’s Camp discussion postponed until August

A discussion by the city council on the possible acquisition of Cape’s Camp for park and recreational purposes initially scheduled for the July 31 meeting has been postponed.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sessom developer deploys carrots, sticks in bid for neighbors’ support

Developer Darren Casey has been meeting this summer with neighborhood opponents of his proposed luxury student apartments on Sessom Drive in an effort to negotiate a compromise to win some former foes' blessings.

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