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Friday, May 31st, 2013

A Bobcat’s novel approach to helping prison inmates help themselves

Terri LeClercq, a Texas State University alumna who became consumed with advocating for prison reform after her arrest during a protest in 1998, has penned an illustrated graphic novel intended to teach inmates how to effectively lodge complaints about their living conditions.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Audio: Water plan goes to Texas voters

Spending money to increase water capacity in Texas took a few bills this session, including one that generated a constitutional proposition and much legislative debate.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

TxDOT looks to private funds to close funding gaps

In its first meeting after a legislative session in which requests for transportation funding fell billions of dollars short of requests, the Texas Transportation Commission voted Thursday to open the door to allowing private firms to take...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Updated: Perry’s pen holds only chance to revive ‘critical’ campus construction

Officials at Texas State, and at universities across the state, are hoping a flick of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen will resurrect a package of campus construction bonds that died late Sunday night during the final, chaotic hours...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 5/31/13

The "old" country sound of Jason Eady will charm at Cheatham Street Warehouse tonight...

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

San Marcos native dies; her accused tormenter charged with murder (video)

A woman who police say was found unconscious and lying next to a garbage Dumpster in Kyle, has died as result of the injuries she sustained during an alleged aggravated robbery-turned-murder.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 5/30/13

En Route will astound with their virtuosity at Taxi's Pianobar tonight...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Updated: C.M. Allen lanes closed for sewage spill fix (video)

Both southbound lanes of C.M. Allen Parkway at University Drive are closed today as contractors patch up a wastewater system failure that caused as many as 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage to spill into the San Marcos...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Hopkins, Old RR 12 intersection to close for construction

Construction work will close the intersection of Hopkins and Moore Street from 7 p.m. May 31 through noon on June 1 as part of a water, wastewater, and drainage improvements project.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New H-E-B still alive following special council vote

At a specially called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the San Marcos City Council gave its final go-ahead, finally, for changes to a development agreement that allows H-E-B to complete its purchase of about 17 acres at the southeast...

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