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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Great Texas River Cleanup volunteers clear 15,000 pounds of trash

The 32nd Annual Great Texas River Clean Up was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from coming out March 4 to pick up almost 15,000 pounds of trash and recyclable litter from the San Marcos River watershed, and 20 cubic yards of trash and recyclables out of the river itself.

Monday, March 20th, 2017

San Marcos, Hays County open new overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World Drive

City, county and state leaders celebrated the completion of a new overpass today at the heavily travelled Texas 123-Wonder World Drive intersection in eastern San Marcos.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Program invites lovers to send valentines from Kissing Alley in downtown San Marcos

Last Valentine’s Day, downtown San Marcos was named one of the most romantic downtowns in America by the National Trust of Historic Preservation and Main Street America.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Poet Ada Limón to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, Porter House

Author Ada Limón will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections in San Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 2, and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on Friday, Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Feds offer $10K reward for tips on hundreds of missing salamanders

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to arrests in the mysterious disappearance on Thanksgiving of 363 endangered and threatened salamanders from the National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

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