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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Abbott proposes removing any officeholder who ‘promotes sanctuary cities’

Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he and state lawmakers will pursue legislation that would “remove from office any officeholder who promotes sanctuary cities.”

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Gov. Abbott demands Travis County reverse new ‘sanctuary’ policy

Gov. Greg Abbott is formally demanding that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez reverse her new policy on cooperation with federal immigration authorities or lose state dollars, further escalating a showdown over "sanctuary cities" that have been in...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt pledges $100M to public schools nonprofit

Touting a $100 million investment from H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, public school officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Holdsworth Center, a nonprofit organization that will work with school districts.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas State awarded $2.3M grant to study freshwater mussels

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced funding for a $2.3 million research proposal by Texas State University to study five Central Texas species of freshwater mussels.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Abbott vows to cut funding for ‘sanctuary campus’ schools

Though the definition of a "sanctuary campus" is murky, Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday made it clear they're not welcome in Texas.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

SMHS alumna struck, killed by garbage truck in College Station

A 21-year-old woman who graduated from San Marcos High School three years ago was struck and killed by a garbage truck Thursday morning near Texas A&M University.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Texas DPS wants fewer ‘transients,’ more security on UT campus

The Texas Department of Public Safety has listed several ideas for the University of Texas at Austin to make its campus safer. The proposals are in response to the slaying last year of a student, whose body...

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