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Archive for February, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Luling turns rusty reminders into art (with photo gallery)

The tapped-out Caldwell County oil town, once known as Texas' "toughest," has found a unique way to celebrate its heritage: decorating its aging pump jacks with a full cast of characters

Friday, February 28th, 2014

$5.77M grant will fund runway improvements at San Marcos airport

The San Marcos Municipal Airport was awarded $5.77 million in federal and state monies to improve pavement and lighting at the facility, particularly to one of its runways.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Poll: Few Texans would keep marijuana illegal

Most Texans would support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and close to a majority would support legalization for any use, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Downtown wine walk slated for March 7

The San Marcos Main Street Program, Downtown Association and the San Marcos Arts Advocates will host a Wine and Art Walk on Friday, March 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Chain of wrecks at little H-E-B sends elderly man to Austin hospital

An 86-year old man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store in San Marcos on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

San Marcos’ Grande Communications first on the market with super-fast fiber optic Internet

San Marcos-based Grande Communications says it will begin rolling out its own super-fast Internet service, ahead of major players Google and AT&T

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Tibbe ‘will not remain quiet’ while DA office ‘disparaged’

The district attorney says the two Republicans vying to replace her are leaning on “false and misleading” allegations of misconduct and mismanagement during her two terms as Hays County’s chief prosecutor

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Donna Campbell is ‘a courageous conservative,’ Ted Cruz writes

The firebrand U.S. senator — revered by many Republicans, reviled by others — throws his considerable support to the state senator in her intra-party fight against Mike Novak and Elisa Chan in the March 4 party primary...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Jason Isaac says Mau has ‘earned my trust’ for Hays DA

The conservative Republican lawmaker bucks some of his libertarian-leaning supporters with this endorsement of Wes Mau over Lynn Peach, who has become an anti-establishment célèbre du jour

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