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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

SpaceX, Blue Origin compete for NASA contract

Four private space travel companies, including two with ties to Texas, are competing for a NASA contract that will have them ferrying astronauts to space “like a taxi.” NASA will announce the winner of the contract in the coming weeks.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Man gets life for carving up girlfriend under Blanco River bridge

A Hays County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for slitting his girlfriend’s throat with a box cutter in an attack that nearly claimed her life.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Following the money in Central Texas banks

Banks in four Interstate 35 corridor counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal — maintained deposits that amount to about 40 percent of all the money in all the banks in oil-rich Alaska.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Daniel Guerrero’s toughest opponent may be himself

The San Marcos mayor will be tough to beat but his hired guns may be unable to explain away the bed Daniel Guerrero has made for himself.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Water main work to frustrate Post Road traffic

Construction of a new water main along Post Road is expected to delay southbound traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, beginning today and lasting until sometime in October.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Antonio mulls $3 billion water supply project

San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to eventually pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County in Central Texas. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but several questions...

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