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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers for the mid-cities of the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

NBPD investigates another fatal I-35 pedestrian-auto accident

Police say a 49-year-old Central Texas man was walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 shortly before he was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler early Sunday.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Police identify Austin man killed crossing I-35

Police have identified the man killed Friday evening while attempting to cross the interstate near the Travel Centers of America truck stop, 4817 Interstate 35.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

PEC hosting forum for board candidates

Pedernales Electric Cooperative will host a forum next week for candidates seeking one of three board of director positions up for election this year. Two of the board seats, Districts 6 and 7, cover large portions of...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Gallery: Rodeo trail riders layover in downtown San Marcos

Continuing a decades-old annual tradition, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders made a stop on Monday to enjoy dutch-oven peach cobbler baked on the lawn of the Old Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos. The procession...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

H-E-B issues ‘precautionary’ recall of store-brand tortillas

UPDATED | The San Antonio-based company has also expanded its recall of products containing legume residue potentially dangerous to people who are allergic to peanuts.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Braunfels to host meeting on regional bike, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public meeting this week on development of a regional plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Former Leander city manager named San Marcos planning director

Shannon Mattingly has also served as the city of New Braunfel’s director of planning and community development and the Central Texas Council of Governments’ director of planning and regional services.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

H-E-B recalls chorizo, pork products with peanut allergens

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has issued a recall of three of its store brand chorizo and spiced pork products after they were found to contain unlabeled peanut allergens.

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