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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Monday, June 4th, 2012

It’s Hays vs. Comal in district judge race

It was a good day to be an incumbent in Hays County and Central Texas, with many familiar faces cruising to victory in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Comal River litter recovery

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

County dedicates highway named for murdered trooper

Scores of state and local law enforcement officers gathered on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn this week to dedicate signage designating a 5.8-mile segment of Interstate 35 as the Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Stage 3 drought water use rules begin Sunday

With the Edwards Aquifer level dropping steadily, San Marcos ratchets up restrictions on sprinklers, swimming pools and car washing.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

SMPD chief Howard Williams to retire Aug. 1

Police Chief Howard E. Williams will retire at the end of July after 36 years in law enforcement and 11 years at the helm of the San Marcos Police Department.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Caldwell County grand jury declines to indict SMPD cops in Black Friday shooting

A Caldwell County grand jury on Thursday declined to indict five San Marcos police officers for shooting and killing a young man who kidnapped his former girlfriend in November and led authorities on a wild chase across...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Federal grant to fund expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

The Central Texas Technology Center is in line to receive a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, New Braunfels officials say.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Deep in cattle country, Texans develop a taste for bison

Bison ranchers in Texas and other states are part of a quickly growing industry with about 200,000 of the legendary beasts in existence nationwide at last count

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Trail riders to bring the past back to San Marcos

An annual reminder of a bygone era, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders will return to downtown San Marcos on Monday, Feb. 3, arriving sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

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