San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Texas

image

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 party in Denton attended by the victim and her friends, court documents state.

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...

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

UIL gears up for new statewide robotics competition

High school students creating robotic arms and small electronic vehicles will compete for a new championship title as the University Interscholastic League is launching a pilot robotics program for Texas schools.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lamar Smith’s climate change views win ‘Flat Earth’ award

Christmas elves, pirates and scientists gathered Monday to present climate change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, with a fake award from the “Flat Earth Foundation of Texas.”

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas GOP rejects secession ballot proposal

State GOP leaders, including two representatives from Hays County, have defeated a proposal to ask Texas voters whether they favor secession.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas buys buildings to expand Alamo site

The state's most venerated shrine has been swallowed by downtown San Antonio, and its neighborhood resembles a cross between carnival midway and Bourbon Street. Plans for an upgrade are in the works.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Page 10 of 113 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 113
:)