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Friday, January 13th, 2017

San Marcos to dedicate newest mural, funded with hotel tax revenue

The city of San Marcos will dedicate the newest mural project at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The mural, titled “The Electric Juice Progression,” was designed and painted by artists Chase Hayles and Kelsey Huckaby.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas wine, beer tasting to benefit Hays County womens’ league

Quail Creek Country Club will play host this month to a Texas wine and beer tasting held each year as a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Hays County

The Hays County Local Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a local, travel-associated case of Zika virus infection in Hays...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

CTMC acquires new MRI machine

Central Texas Medical Center has invested in a new magnetic resonance imaging machine with a larger, 28-inch bore designed to be more comfortable for patients who suffer from claustrophobia.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Abbott vows to cut funding for ‘sanctuary campus’ schools

Though the definition of a "sanctuary campus" is murky, Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday made it clear they're not welcome in Texas.

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...

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...

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