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Archive for July, 2013


Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Texas State prof wins $90,000 grant

The Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) says that one of five Texans completes a college credential within six years of graduating from high school. In an effort to find out why, the GTF has awarded Texas State Assistant Professor Edna Alfaro of the Graduate College a three-year grant for $90,000 to research the problem.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/31/13

The O's play a charming blend of Bluegrass and Pop tonight at Superfly's Lone Star Music Emporium.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

City finishes Sunset Acres re-paving

The city’s transportation division recently completed repairs to streets in the Sunset Acre neighborhood in eastern San Marcos, part of a million-dollar annual program to rehab existing streets.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Alcoholics Anonymous, Non-believers, and the Constitution

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Every day, courts throughout the country require people placed on probation for alcohol-related offenses to attend 12-step treatment programs.  Often, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is specifically named as...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New restrictions as Edwards Aquifer at near-historic low

With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever. Unless the weather changes, the city...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Bartee Haile: Daring young Texan on the flying trapeze

Acrobatic Texan proves daring in more ways than one

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New session brings renewed hope for campus construction

Despite broad bipartisan support, Texas lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds — or TRBs — to fund campus construction around the state. Returning for yet another...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Updated: Perry to call third special session to pass roads bill

Standing before mostly empty chairs in the 150-member Texas House on Tuesday, House Speaker Joe Straus adjourned the second special session and announced that Gov. Rick Perry would be calling them all back for a third special...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Transportation funding bill fails in House

A months-long effort to pass a controversial measure to boost transportation funding fell 16 votes short in the Texas House on Monday, dooming its chances in the current special session and setting the stage for Gov. Rick...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/30/13

Kevin James is a biology teacher turned fighter in tonight's free movie in the park

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