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Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Commentary: Controversial Dripping Springs sewage plant makes economic, environmental sense

Former State Rep. PATRICK ROSE writes that failure to build a proposed wastewater treatment plant in northern Hays County would ‘cripple our response in serving even the most conservative of growth estimates.’

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Texas State students volunteer for Serve San Marcos ‘service rally’

Ten teams of university students are volunteering today and tomorrow as part of Serve San Marcos’ Texas State Student Service Rally.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Texas 130 toll road operator files for bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Alamo plays host this weekend to Texas Independence Day commemoration

Visitors can “Remember the Alamo” this weekend with interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

‘Significant delays’ expected for weeks during Aquarena Springs overpass construction

Ongoing construction of a new railroad overpass will continue to pinch Aquarena Spring Drive from five lanes to two between Interstate 35 and Texas State University through late March.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Get into the (western) swing of things with dance lessons at the Price Center

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program and the Price Center are offering western swing dance lessons during March in advance of the 24th Annual Swing on the Square festival in early April.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

GBRA to buy ‘vintage’ San Marcos River water rights from Thornton family

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) directors approved the purchase of vintage San Marcos River water rights from the family of the late Ed Cape, who was a former GBRA general manager and instrumental in getting Canyon Reservoir constructed...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

LBJ Museum event offers ‘sneak peak’ at ‘Lady Bird: An Opera’

Texas State University performers will preview an original opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson as part of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ spring lecture.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

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