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Archive for August, 2012


Friday, August 31st, 2012

Space-tech cameras may help spot wildfires

Rebecca Bell-Meterau couldn’t wait to move into her new home in San Marcos. Trees, trails and natural beauty promised peace and relaxation. But then the Texas State Forest Service marked her neighborhood as a high-risk area for wildfires. Now, she says, the peace is gone.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

San Marcos Tonight: 08/31/12 (with video)

A rundown of live music and other entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight including Kill The Noise at Texas Music Theater.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Bartee Haile: U.S. Army puts Geronimo on display in Texas

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE Texans by the thousands flocked to the San Antonio railroad station on Sep. 3, 1886 for a look at the manacled passengers on-board a special army train....

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Revitalizing the Alamo is subject of heated debate

At a recent Alamo Plaza Better Block event, Robert Benavides led about 20 people on a tour of the landmark, where in addition to historical markers and re-enactors of the site’s infamous battle, there were also street...

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Narvaiz plans Labor Day tour in congressional bid

With Election Day little more than two months away, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is planning a Labor Day Weekend whistle-stop tour of the district she is running to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

San Marcos Tonight: 08/30/12

A rundown of live music and other entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight including The Shady Rest Band at Triple Crown.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Audio: A year after fires, communities focus on prevention

Sept. 4 marks one year since wildfires ravaged Central Texas, causing officials and residents to rethink how they manage their land. Since then, some communities have taken it upon themselves to make their surroundings safer in the...

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Court: Texas political maps don’t protect minorities

Texas lawmakers didn’t comply with the Voting Rights Act when they drew new maps for congressional, state Senate and state House districts, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

City to test traffic signals for Tech game day

San Marcos Transportation Division crews will be testing traffic signal timing plans along Hopkins Street and Aquarena Springs Drive on Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in preparation for the Texas State vs. Texas Tech...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

San Marcos Tonight: 08/28/12

A rundown of live music and other entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight including Stoney LaRue at Cheatham Street Warehouse.

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