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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Fantasy sports sites involve illegal gambling, Texas AG says

While placing bets in fantasy sports leagues may involve skill, there is still an element of chance that would equate such leagues with illegal gambling in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding opinion released Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Texas attorney general unveils unit to fight human trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a new unit in his office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Could San Marcos land the Oakland Raiders? ‘A natural play,’ officials say

A sports insider’s report that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis owns property between San Antonio and Austin has sparked media speculation that the San Marcos area could be in the running to host a National Football League...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Border patrol agent indicted in cartel murder

The capital murder indictment of a U.S. Border Patrol agent with drug cartel ties should signals that local authorities will fight back against violence spilling over from Mexico, the Cameron County district attorney said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Governor names Comal ISD superintendent to lead committee on public school accountability

Gov. Greg Abbott has named Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as chair of a working committee charged with recommending a new system for student assessment and public schools accountability.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Amateur rapper-turned-U.S. Marine charged in homicide of San Marcos alumna

UPDATED 12:57 p.m. JAN. 6 | Eric Jamal Johnson, the active-duty U.S. Marine charged in the murder of a San Marcos High School alumna, was among guests at an early morning New Year’s Day house...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Still chums? Cruz says Trump jumped the shark with latest attack

The political bromance between GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to be unraveling Tuesday after Trump raised the issue of Cruz's Canadian birth, and Cruz suggested his rival has jumped the shark.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Texas officials criticize Obama’s executive order on guns

Texas' elected leaders lashed out Tuesday at President Obama's executive orders prompting more background checks during gun purchases. But those officials offered no specifics on how they planned to fight Obama's actions.

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Commentary: Obama hasn’t learned the lessons of his past failures

In a guest commentary, U.S. Rep. ROGER WILLIAMS writes that, “I have very little reason to believe that President Obama will suddenly reverse course and work with Congress and lead the American people during his final year...

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