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Archive for December, 2012


Monday, December 31st, 2012

To beef up school security, lawmakers turn to firearms

While the federal government and other states ponder more rigorous gun control laws following the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, some legislators in Texas have taken the opposite approach. They have emphasized the need to make firearms more available, and their discussions have included increasing access for teachers and other school personnel.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Redesigned presidential library brings LBJ to new generations

All but three of the library's permanent exhibits were rebuilt to appeal to generations not yet born when Johnson occupied the White House from 1963 to 1969.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Real Estate 12/31/12: Little houses in Hays County

Fourteen homes with fewer than 1,250 square feet are on the market in Hays County, according to Austin MLS.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A second life for Winn’s Aquarena ‘morning glories’

Decisions over what to do with art that has outlasted its function can be difficult and expensive. They can also lead to unexpectedly appropriate uses for old art.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

San Marcos offers Christmas tree recycling

The San Marcos Community Services Department will accept Christmas trees for recycling through Jan. 13 in the parking lot at the Grant Harris Building, 401 E. Hopkins. The drop-off site will be open 24 hours a day.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

In Mexico, a new plan to end drug violence

The tank that has stood at the entrance to this Mexican border city since 2008 was not here on Christmas Eve. Neither was the machine gun turret that pointed down this gritty town’s main street.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Cobb to officiate over swearing-in ceremony

The Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for newly elected and re-elected county officials at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Hays County Courthouse Commissioners Courtroom.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

San Marcos Tonight 12/31/12

It's a good night for celebrating wherever you may roam in San Marcos tonight.

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

San Marcos Tonight 12/30/12

The chart-topping Casey Donahew Band will be at Gruene Hall tonight giving their usual stand-out performance.

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

CNHI unloads San Marcos Daily Record

Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. has sold the San Marcos Daily Record to a new Brenham-based company called San Marcos Publishing LP.

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