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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping at Walmart

On Sept. 7, the father of two young girls, aged 10 and 11, reported to police that at about 9 p.m. a man approached his 11-year-old daughter as they shopped at the Wal-Mart store located at 1015...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

New Braunfels firefighters to honor Sept. 11 victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEW BRAUNFELS — The New Braunfels Fire Department will remember the 341 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony Thursday morning. At 7:15 a.m., a company of firefighters will form a...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Earp named Kyle interim city manager again

For the second time in about four years, Kyle council members have chosen second-in-command James Earp as its interim city manager.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

La Cima deal makes brief, unscheduled pit stop at San Marcos council

Moving quickly to nail down terms they see as advantageous, council members voted on Tuesday to approve an usually narrow development agreement with the holding company behind La Cima, a proposed mixed-use subdivision on the edge of...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

City, county seem to settle La Cima annexation ‘deal killer’

EXCLUSIVE | Council members prevail in their insistence on a quicker timeline bringing the 2,031-acre mixed-use Hill Country development into the San Marcos city limits.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Following the money in Central Texas banks

Banks in four Interstate 35 corridor counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal — maintained deposits that amount to about 40 percent of all the money in all the banks in oil-rich Alaska.

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