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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Region on the brink of Stage 3 drought restrictions

Recent spotty rains have had minimal impact on boosting the level of the Edwards Aquifer, putting the San Antonio pool of the aquifer on the brink of Stage 3 drought restrictions.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Q&A: Kabomba! on how their name, somehow, says it all

Kabomba! bends each genre of music they sound like into new melodic vistas with more textures and depths. It's familiar but somehow so much better.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

‘60s Night’ to return to LBJ Museum on Aug. 16

The colorful decade of the 1960s and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s years in the White House will be in focus at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ fourth “60s Night” fundraiser 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug....

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 7/25/13

The award-winning Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros play the free concert in the park tonight

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Video: Roadway study leads to effort to save massive bee colony

While checking out the trees along U.S. 183 near Austin’s airport, environmental analysts for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority came across something they didn’t expect – a giant beehive. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 honeybees live...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

With time running out, lawmakers scramble on road plans

Gov. Rick Perry and various members of the House and Senate began openly talking about a possible third special session late Wednesday as efforts to find a compromise transportation funding proposal appeared to hit an impasse.

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

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Movie actress’ career and life go up in flames

The surprising tale of a famous Texas starlet

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Repubicans want a country Scrooge would have loved

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS It seems self-evident.  A person who does not have enough to eat will experience hunger.  Since the Great Depression, the US government has provided food assistance to...

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