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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

TxDOT to fast-track safety improvements to Texas 21

Less than a month after catastrophe was narrowly averted when a school bus was rear-ended by a utility truck, state officials say they are moving quickly to make safety improvements to Texas 21 on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

San Marcos lands $3.2M loan to replace parts of aging water system

The city of San Marcos has secured a $3.2 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board to replace nearly 4.5 miles of pipe in its aging, leaky municipal water system.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

City calls neighborhood meeting on Victory Gardens drainage

City engineers and contractors will meet with residents at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at Victory Gardens Park, 300 Roosevelt St., to discuss upcoming work in the Willow Springs Creek drainage channel.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

GOP lawmakers rally for end to toll roads

Supporters at a Texas Capitol rally on Monday voiced support for a variety of bills filed aimed at either stopping new toll road projects or undoing the state’s current tolling system entirely.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Italian journalist to lecture on Sicilians in the U.S.

Italian journalist Lucio Luca will present the lecture, “On the Other Side of the Moon: Sicilians in the U.S. Who Have Succeeded,” on Thursday at Texas State University.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Attempted kidnapping in Wimberley called a hoax

A woman who said she fought off a would-be kidnapper outside a Wimberley store earlier this month has admitted to fabricating the story, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said today.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Confederate license plates case

A battle over whether Texas license plates can bear an image of the Confederate flag will reach the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, when the state of Texas and a Confederate heritage group argue over the extent to...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Corn Dog Day shindig on the San Marcos square this weekend

The San Marcos Main Street program will host its annual National Corn Dog Day celebration noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn in downtown San Marcos.

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