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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Trump water directive cheered by ranchers, blasted by environmentalists

State leaders and agriculture groups applauded an executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday that suggests the controversial "Waters of the U.S." rule finalized under President Obama could be reversed.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

‘Memories From My Duffel Bag’ exhibit honors veterans at Alkek

An exhibit featuring war memorabilia collected by the veteran population at Texas State University has been put on show on the first floor of the Alkek Library.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

New San Marcos parks rules include portable grill ban

City staff is under instructions from the San Marcos City Council to draft new rules intended to alleviate crowding during the peak water recreation season at the parks along the upper San Marcos River.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Proposal would keep Texas cities from restricting short-term home rentals

Senate Bill 451 would prevent Texas cities from banning or restricting short-term home rentals. Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth are among the cities that have enacted such restrictions.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

San Marcos man struck, killed walking near Interstate 35

A San Marcos man was fatally struck by a car as he was walking in the access road of Interstate 35 early Sunday morning.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Wal-Mart reopens in San Marcos following bomb threat

The Wal-Mart store in San Marcos was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to the store’s office.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Thousands at Texas immigration rally told they’re being heard in D.C.

Thousands of Texans gathered Saturday afternoon to protest President Trump’s refugee ban and border wall proposal, hearing from speakers like U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, that their efforts are making a difference.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Student robbed at gunpoint at Texas State’s Bobcat Village apartments

Texas State University and San Marcos police are looking for four men who robbed a student at gunpoint at the on-campus Bobcat Village apartments, 1301 Aquarena Springs Drive.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Hays County officials ask residents to report storm damage

The Hays County Emergency Management Office is seeking information about the storms that brought high winds, hail, lightning and heavy rain to much of Hays County on Sunday night and Monday morning.

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