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Archive for February, 2015


Friday, February 27th, 2015

Car sticker rules starting Sunday confusing some drivers

A new single-sticker system for inspecting and registering millions of Texas vehicles begins on Sunday, and some lawmakers are warning that the change will confuse Texas drivers.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Yarrington overpass work to close I-35 lanes in San Marcos starting Sunday

Interstate 35 traffic will be squeezed to a single southbound lane twice starting Sunday night as construction continues on a new overpass at Yarrington Road in far northern San Marcos. Later in the week, construction will close...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Texas talent racks up the Grammy Awards

WITH VIDEO | Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé of Houston, eleven Texas-born or -based artist won the recording industry’s highest honors in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Gallery: Rodeo trail riders layover in downtown San Marcos

Continuing a decades-old annual tradition, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders made a stop on Monday to enjoy dutch-oven peach cobbler baked on the lawn of the Old Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos. The procession...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Commentary: How ‘Selma’ misses the mark on my father’s Civil Rights record

In a guest commentary, LUCI BAINES JOHNSON writes, “While it is crucial to recognize that African-Americans' sacrifice and service were unparalleled, it is also important to know that they were not alone.”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Texas bearing brunt of drop in oil drilling

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pat Green’s fiddler named to head Texas Music Office

Gov. Greg Abbott has tapped Brendon Anthony, known for playing fiddle in singer-songwriter Pat Green's band, to head the Texas Music Office.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mass meeting planned on Trinity Aquifer commercial pumping

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity...

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Local, federal officers to honor sheriff’s detective taken by cancer

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is expecting large crowds at this afternoon’s memorial service for Det. Archie Lynnwood “Lynn” Lueders, who died Jan. 27 from pancreatic cancer.