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Friday, February 12th, 2016

Novelist Leslie Jamison to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Leslie Jamison will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Feb. 25 and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Feb. 26.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Fight for Texas House seat features Cyrier, Golemon rematch

ELECTION 2016 | Barely more than a year ago, John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) squeaked into the Texas Legislature following a special election and runoff against Brent Golemon (R-Bastrop) for House District 17, which includes Caldwell and...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Cutler, Ratliff field questions in their third face-off for Hays County sheriff

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff (R-Kyle) — running to regain the office he lost in 2010 — had the stage to himself at the Hays County League of Women Voters’...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Texas State stages crowd-pleasing ‘Spelling Bee’ musical this month

Texas State University’s theatre and dance department is will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Feb. 16-21 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre at the university’s Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Belvin Street Historic District plays host again to colorful Mardi Gras parade

The Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade will wend its way through the heart of San Marcos’ historic Belvin Street residential district this weekend, beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 6.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Video: San Marcos police dispatched to check on victim hours before murder

Hours before 20-year-old Francisco Sierra was fatally shot in the head Friday morning, San Marcos police were dispatched to check on his welfare at the request of a crisis hotline operator concerned about his mental health.

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