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Friday, October 21st, 2016

Storm Ranch conservation easement expanded to 471 more acres

The Storm family has signed a new conservation agreement that will protect 471 additional acres of their historic Hays County ranch from future development. The agreement brings the total portion of the property covered by conservation easements to 4,423 acres.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Support breast cancer awareness at Party on the Patio on Oct. 6

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host its annual Party on the Patio event on October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hays County BBQ, located at 1612 S. Interstate 35 in San...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Texas State records enrollment record for 19th straight year

Texas State University has announced a record-setting enrollment of 38,849 for the 2016 fall semester, highlighted by a 6.3 percent increase in the number of new graduate students.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Texas DPS wants fewer ‘transients,’ more security on UT campus

The Texas Department of Public Safety has listed several ideas for the University of Texas at Austin to make its campus safer. The proposals are in response to the slaying last year of a student, whose body...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Families asked to remove unsanctioned ‘personal items’ from city cemetery

The city’s parks department, cemetery commission and staff will begin a major cleanup of the San Marcos City Cemetery the first full week of October, removing items from burial places that do not conform to city rules...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award

The commissioners court presented the Hays County Historical Commission with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for its accomplishments last year.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Letter: Why we should save and restore Cape’s Dam

San Marcos resident JEFF HARPER writes that “this piece of San Marcos is important and not something that we should take lightly.”

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Letter: Will the city of San Marcos rise to the challenge with Cape’s Dam restoration?

San Marcos hotelier VIC PATEL writes that the city council should appoint a committee to create a masterplan for Thompson’s Islands and Stoke Parks along the San Marcos River.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Friday, August 12th, 2016

San Marcos Traffic: 08/14/16 to 08/20/16

Construction and other activities likely to affect traffic in San Marcos starting August 14, 2016.

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