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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Texas State’s GIS program gets EPA grant

The Texas Center for Geographic Information Science in the Department of Geography at Texas State has been awarded a research grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (USEPA-STAR) program.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hays County’s Kidd honored by Texas Historical Commission

Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) member Richard Kidd of Driftwood has for the past several years been responsible for building an impressive body of work that furthers the cause of historic preservation in Hays County and throughout...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

‘Celebrated’ Stone to give reading at Wittliff Collections

Robert Stone, author of seven novels including National Book Award-winning Dog Soldiers, will give a reading and book signing at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Texas State.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Volunteers needed for library book sale

Friends of the San Marcos Library is seeking volunteers to help run its annual used book sale on Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 3

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ban synthetic drugs, lawmakers say

Synthetic drugs and hallucinogenic plants shouldn't stand a chance in Texas, lawmakers on the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee said today, as they considered a set of bills that would ban the substances.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Chamber, CTMC Christmas mixer set for Dec. 9

The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Christmas mixer will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Hays funds Harrison Ranch as parks funds dwindle

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to appropriate $1.7 million in voter-approved parks bond money to the Harrison Ranch Park in Dripping Springs as the pool of available funds grows steadily smaller.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Monday last day to register to vote in Nov. 2 election

Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election when residents will decide a host of federal, state and Hays County offices. Voters who live within the boundaries of Hays...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: A worthwhile investment for the future of San Marcos

In this commentary, the first in a series, ALBERT SIERRA writes, "The gap in educational services between high school and four-year university levels is draining our pool of skilled labor. Without local access to a community college,...