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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

San Marcos River tubing outfitter denied permit for outdoor music festival

Managers of tubing outfitter Cool River Ranch, a 220-acre riverside playground between San Marcos and Martindale, are rushing to scale down plans for a July 4 weekend music festival after they missed a permit application deadline.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TxDOT lets $5.8M contracts for Hays, Caldwell road projects

Construction contracts include widening FM 967 in Buda and replacing two aging bridges — one over the San Marcos River near San Marcos and another over Plum Creek near Luling

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

San Marcos introduced to big audience on Times Square big screen

A 15-second video promoting the San Marcos area as an inviting place to live and work is airing 18 times a day through mid-July on a 520-square-foot Jumbotron in the technicolor canyons of Times Square in New...

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

New auto sales in Hays County outpace region

New vehicles sales grew at a considerably faster rate in Hays County than in the Austin metropolitan region as a whole during the first quarter of 2014, according to research by the Freeman Auto Report.

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.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Caldwell County grand jury declines to indict SMPD cops in Black Friday shooting

A Caldwell County grand jury on Thursday declined to indict five San Marcos police officers for shooting and killing a young man who kidnapped his former girlfriend in November and led authorities on a wild chase across...

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

River, creek cleanup hauls in literally tons of trash

Hundreds of volunteers scattered across four counties removed tons of trash and debris from the San Marcos River and its tributaries during the Great Texas River Clean Up on March 1.

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