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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Poet Jorie Graham next up in Texas State’s Lindsey Literary Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections April 17 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30 p.m. April 18. | WITH VIDEO

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

In San Marcos, Davis hits Abbott on pre-K plan

While addressing the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of backing away from his early education policy proposal.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Walton Development names new regional president

Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick president of its South Central United States region.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Man shoots at firefighters then falls asleep with rifle, police say

Kyle police have arrested a man they believe fired at least one shot at firefighters early today in the Sunset Ridge mobile home park.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Update: Suspect in Kyle murder arrested in Williamson County

Carlos Edward Fernandez’s death is the second homicide in less than a month on the city’s gritty eastside.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

PEC board candidates to make debut at April 24 forum

The Johnson City event will also include discussion of a ballot referendum on whether to elect board directors by single-member districts instead of current at-large voting.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate ‘suspicious death’ on Barbara Drive

5:46 p.m. FRIDAY APRIL, 11: Police have identified the woman who died earlier today under “suspicious” circumstances as 23-year old Misty Amber Davis, who resided at a home in the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, city of...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Randian hero Ron Paul to address young libertarians at Texas State

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the Lake Jackson gynecologist whose three unsuccessful presidential bids galvanized adherents of undiluted Randian libertarianism, will address a convention of young conservatives this weekend in San Marcos.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Van de Putte plans San Marcos visit in bid to mobilize Hays County Democrats

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic Party’s nominee for Texas lieutenant governor, will rally volunteers visiting voters door-to-door on Saturday as part of an all-day effort to round up support in San Marcos and Kyle for the...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

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