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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Texas 130 toll road company in danger of default

The company behind the 41-mile southern portion of State Highway 130 is low on cash and scrambling to get an upcoming payment deadline waived, according to a report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service.

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.

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