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Archive for April, 2014


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Roosevelt rallies his Rough Riders in San Antonio

Hundreds of “Rough Riders” descended on San Antonio on May 5, 1898 itching to lend Teddy Roosevelt a hand in kicking the Spaniards out of Cuba.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

City looks to raise the bar with proposed apartment design standards

The city’s Planning and Development Services department will host an open house on Wednesday, April 30 on proposed design standards for new multi-family development in San Marcos.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Hays County property values increase by jaw-dropping $1.4 billion

San Marcos homes increased in value by an average of about 5.9 percent, less than a 7 percent increase expected countywide

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

John Lee Manchack Sr., 1943 to 2014

Services for John Lee Manchack Sr., 71, of San Marcos will be held Thursday, May 1 at Thomason Funeral Home followed by interment at the San Marcos Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

William Carter Bassett, 1935 to 2014

Services for William Carter Bassett, 79, of Dripping Springs were held on Tuesday, April 29.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Behold: The beautiful, heartbreaking ruins of Aquarena Springs

On the surface, the park's attractions seemed almost random. Where else could you visit a replica Spanish mission, cruise the skies in a European-style gondola, play tic-tac-toe with a chicken, watch a pig swim and gaze upon...

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Perry baptized anew in historic creek

As he ponders whether to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry has renewed his faith by getting baptized in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston, the first president of the...

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Texas touts lighter regulation in wooing California firms

Gov. Rick Perry often stresses the state's "smart regulations" to businesses from California. While entrepreneurs in Texas often find fewer regulatory obstacles, some argue the Texas approach has hidden costs.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

LCRA draws criticism over proposed water rate increases

The Lower Colorado River Authority is proposing significant rate increases for Central Texas cities and Gulf Coast-area rice farmers, saying its operating costs aren't being covered. Critics say the agency should focus on cutting costs.

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Naked escapee plucked from woods hours after Kyle prison break

Kendrick Rishard Davis, 34, was found near the intersection of East Post Road and FM 150 at about 8 p.m. April 26, less than a mile from the minimum-security Kyle Correctional Facility where he was serving a...

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