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Archive for July, 2013


Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Retired physician’s hillside home destroyed by blaze

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a ridgetop house owned by a well-known retired physician but firefighters from five departments were able to contain the blaze before it swept through wooded hills dotted with large, older homes.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/24/13

Superfly's Lone Star Music Emporium shows off their Daniel Curry artwork tonight

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Texas ranks high for electric grid improvement

Texas ranks first out of 41 states for modernizing its electric grid, according to a new report — although that doesn’t mean Texans pay significantly less for electricity, or that the grid is safe from strain due...

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Letter: Woman outraged over ticket for leaving dogs in parked vehicle

Austin resident JENNIFER SHEPARD say she’ll never spend money in San Marcos again after being issued an $414 ticket for leaving two dogs in her car while shopping in H-E-B.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

City Council, P&Z to hold joint meeting Thursday

The San Marcos City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint workshop on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/23/13

'Tis Brave, tonight's movie in the park, and aye, there'll be bears in a barney, lads and lassies

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Updated: Alexis Alpha talks about her arrest by accused officer

KHOU, the Houston CBS affiliate, is the first to land an interview with Alexis Alpha, the 22-year-old Texas State marketing student at the center of an alleged police brutality scandal.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/22/13

The talented Bo Brumble is one of the crew swappin' songs at Cheatham Street Warehouse tonight

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Business bear brunt of Texas taxes, study finds

In 2007, after Texas lawmakers passed sweeping tax reform that reduced property taxes and created a business franchise tax, Dallas-based business owner Andy Ellard saw his company's franchise taxes shoot up from $335 to $7,602.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Update: DA drops charges against woman in police brutality case

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has dropped criminal charges against Alexis Alpha, the 22-year-old Texas State student whom a San Marcos police officer is accused of roughing up during an illegal arrest.

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