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Archive for January, 2015


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Curbside car fire ends in San Marcos man’s arson arrest

A San Marcos man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly setting fire to a car parked outside his family’s home in the 100 block of Riverside Drive.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Hays County groundwater war brewing over Trinity Aquifer ‘no-man’s land’

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | A crack in Texas' mishmash groundwater regulatory framework is allowing a water company to pump a huge amount of water from underneath Hays County with virtually no oversight.

Monday, January 26th, 2015

San Marcos media leaders to gather for public roundtable

Downtown business owners and the general public are invited to a roundtable discussion of local media leaders on how businesses can more effectively work with journalists to tell their stories to larger audiences.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Suspect in Linda Lane shootings found dead in Lockhart

This just in from city of San Marcos spokesperson Kristi Wyatt: A man wanted in a double-shooting that left one man dead and another injured in San Marcos last week has been found dead in a home...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Abbott’s lawsuit against Obama immigration order gets first court hearing today

A federal judge Thursday will consider granting an injunction in Greg Abbott's bid to shut down a White House immigration policy that could benefit hundreds of thousands of Texans living in the country illegally.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dream Act supporters rally against efforts to repeal

During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Letter: ‘Rule of capture’ shouldn’t be absolute for commercial groundwater pumpers

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner WILL CONLEY writes that a for-profit company’s efforts to develop a commercial well field over an un-regulated patch of the Trinity Aquifer warrants ‘a great deal of concern.’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

H-E-B issues ‘precautionary’ recall of store-brand tortillas

UPDATED | The San Antonio-based company has also expanded its recall of products containing legume residue potentially dangerous to people who are allergic to peanuts.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Braunfels to host meeting on regional bike, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public meeting this week on development of a regional plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

San Marcos police investigate murder on Linda Lane

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in San Marcos late Monday night.

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