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Friday, March 27th, 2015

San Marcos lands $3.2M loan to replace parts of aging water system

The city of San Marcos has secured a $3.2 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board to replace nearly 4.5 miles of pipe in its aging, leaky municipal water system.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Confederate license plates case

A battle over whether Texas license plates can bear an image of the Confederate flag will reach the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, when the state of Texas and a Confederate heritage group argue over the extent to...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Symposium on Water to examine current, future water issues in Texas

Texas State University will host a Symposium on Water in partnership with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday, March 10.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kent Finlay’s name forever synonymous with Texas music

Finlay died at about 1:35 a.m. Monday at his country home near Martindale, surrounded by family and friends who sang his favorite songs as he was passed.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

House says ‘I do’ to designating Dripping Springs as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

Legislators approved a proposal Wednesday by Republican Jason Isaac that would name Dripping Springs as the state wedding capital.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Commentary: The Christian case for legalizing marijuana

State Rep. DAVID SIMPSON writes, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Texas talent racks up the Grammy Awards

WITH VIDEO | Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé of Houston, eleven Texas-born or -based artist won the recording industry’s highest honors in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Texas bearing brunt of drop in oil drilling

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pat Green’s fiddler named to head Texas Music Office

Gov. Greg Abbott has tapped Brendon Anthony, known for playing fiddle in singer-songwriter Pat Green's band, to head the Texas Music Office.

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