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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Texas SpaceX facility might land first human on Mars

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for SpaceX's private commercial space facility near Brownsville, the company's CEO, Elon Musk, said the site may play a role in landing the first human on Mars.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

McCoy’s honored by statewide Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Texas has chosen McCoy’s Building Supply as its first corporate partner of the year, an award that will hereafter be named in honor of the San Marcos-based chain of home improvement stores.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Prada Marfa escapes dismantling with state law loophole

WITH SLIDESHOW | The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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