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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Country music star foots the bill for San Marcos neighborhood skatepark

San Marcos residents celebrated the opening of a new skatepark in the East Guadalupe neighborhood on Friday, a project funded by country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore’s charity for disadvantaged children.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Future of Cape’s Dam, Thompson’s Islands on San Marcos council agenda

Wading into a battle that has divided the San Marcos River’s most passionate defenders, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled to begin deliberation tonight on whether to dismantle Cape’s Dam.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kyle, San Marcos to host writer Daniel Orozco

Daniel Orozco, whose well-received short stories have been included in “The Best American Short Stories” and “The Pushcart Prize Anthology,” will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Katherine Anne Porter...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

After brief delay, UT-Austin removes Confederate statue

The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Power line installation to briefly close Interstate 35 in Austin

Interstate 35 — both the north- and south-bound main lanes between St. Johns Avenue and U.S. 183 — will be closed to traffic Sunday morning so Austin Energy can install new power lines.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Texas A&M drops bid to host presidential debate

Texas A&M University has dropped out of the race to host a presidential debate in 2016, citing high costs and logistical challenges. Two other Texas sites remain in contention.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hays County Historical Commission looking for old photos of early Kyle

The Hays County Historical Commission will collect historical images of the city of Kyle during a photo roundup event 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Kyle City Hall, 100 Center Street.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

City of San Marcos re-enters stage 2 drought water use restrictions

The city of San Marcos is implementing Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday, Aug. 23 in response to rapidly dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority returned to Stage 1 on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Southbound I-35 closed in Kyle tonight for crash investigation

The southbound lanes of Interstate will be closed tonight in Kyle between Exits 215 (Kyle Parkway) and 213 (Center Street) while Kyle police officers conduct a crash investigation.

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