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Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prop. 1 passed. What’s next for Texas transportation?

With the support of 80 percent of Texas voters, Proposition 1 is expected to add billions to the state highway fund without raising taxes or fees. For lawmakers, state officials and local stakeholders, now the real work begins.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

A new kind of space race emerges in Texas

As states compete to become the center of private space flight, SpaceX could change the game in Texas. Helped by hefty public incentives, the company is building a new facility near Brownsville.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Supreme Court declines to peek at ‘pole tax’

The Texas Supreme Court will not review whether a $5-per-patron fee at live nude entertainment clubs is an occupation tax in disguise, letting stand a ruling that found alcohol-serving strip clubs must pay up when it comes...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Man jailed after Texas State campus evacuation

A 21-year-old Louisiana man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest following a gun scare at Texas State University last week.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Fiery 8-vehicle wreck kills one, injures four on Interstate 35

One person died and four others were injured Tuesday afternoon in a fiery crash that destroyed two semi trucks and a passenger vehicle and snarled traffic for hours near exit 204 on Interstate 35.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

11 Central Texas assisted living facilities rebranded following merger

Emeritus San Marcos and nearly a dozen other Central Texas assisted living facilities have been renamed following a merger between Brentwood, Tenn.-based Brookdale Senior Living and Seattle-based Emeritus Corp.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Suspect detained following building evacuation at Texas State

Texas State University police have recovered a suspicious backpack and are questioning a person of interest following an evacuation of the Undergraduate Academic Center on campus Thursday, Nov. 20.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Marshals say skull found by family dog belonged to escaped child rapist

WITH VIDEO | A man’s skull brought home by a family dog in far southeast Austin more than two months ago has been identified as belonging to a child rapist who ran away from a...

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Advertisement: Maxwell Water Supply Corp. is hiring

Maxwell Water Supply Corp. is seeking a full-time water operator.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Hays County to light up courthouse with annual Christmas ceremony

Volunteers will also begin accepting donations for the Brown Santa gift drive on Dec. 2 in downtown San Marcos.

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