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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

LCRA cuts big check for Woodcreek’s first public park

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to develop the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Central Texas Datebook: 05/05/15

Today's and tomorrow’s events in and around San Marcos, Texas.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Texas State to host Kent Finlay memorial concert

A memorial concert for Kent Finlay featuring such songwriters as Marcia Ball, James McMurtry, Kevin and Dustin Welch, and Owen Temple will be held 6:30 p.m. May 10 in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Abbott defends Jade Helm 15 decision

WITH VIDEO | Gov. Greg Abbott defended his decision to have the Texas State Guard monitor a military training exercise known as Jade Helm 15. He said his office is simply looking to serve as...

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Average Hays County home market value jumps 12.4 percent since 2014

The average home market value in Hays County increased 12.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, ranging from an 8.64 percent increase in San Marcos CISD to a 16.52 percent increase in Hays CISD.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

High-profile corner lot at FM 967, FM 1626 sells to New Orleans group

A New Orleans-based family trust has bought 2.73 acres at southwestern corner of the high-traffic FM 1626-FM 967 intersection where CVS Pharmacy is currently building its first Buda store.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Margie H. Hernandez, longtime Hays County JP, taken by cancer

Hays County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Margie H. Hernandez died at her home Thursday after a private battle with cancer. She was 63.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court punts on major EAA water case

The murky rules for regulating groundwater pumping aren't going to get any clearer after the state Supreme Court declined to take a case that might have helped clarify when a property owner's right of capture can be...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With help from Campbell, Abbott’s pre-K bill headed to full Senate

The bill that helped spark last week's blowup between the state's top officials is suddenly moving in the Senate, despite fierce opposition from Tea Party conservatives.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Jade Helm 15: The black helicopters are coming. Well, maybe not.

Gov. Greg Abbott only made matters worse by wading into long-simmering paranoia over a military training exercise scheduled to begin this summer in Texas. He has asked the State Guard to keep an eye on the operation,...

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