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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 was found on campus.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Public meeting called on San Marcos effluent reuse system expansion

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. to discuss the city’s proposed project...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Author Kim Barnes to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Kim Barnes will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Wittliff Collections and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Downtown project closes University-LBJ intersection

The southeast portion of the University Drive/LBJ Drive intersection is closed this week — and is projected to remain closed for three weeks — as part of the city’s messy, long-running Downtown Reconstruction Project.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award for ‘concerted efforts to preserve’

The Hays County Historical Commission has again been honored with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for local groups that “demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas.”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

SMCISD trustees ponder sale of old high school, Coronal Institute site [PRO]

San Marcos CISD trustees today will consider offers to buy the Lamar Annex property, a 5.2-acre tract situated about ⅓ mile from the courthouse square and ½ mile from the heart of Texas State University’s campus.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Texas State campus construction projects not dead yet

The Texas State University System could pursue campus construction projects totaling about $213.5 million — including $73.3 million for an engineering and sciences building in San Marcos — under a bill approved by a key Texas House...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Modeling agency drops Bobcat for televised comments on Asians, gays

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Internet is abuzz with indignation over a series of ill-advised statements made by a 22-year-old Texas State psychology student in Sunday’s episode of “Big Brother,” the long-running CBS reality show.

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