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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hays County commissioners back GSMP funding in letter to San Marcos council

County leaders urge city leaders “to stay the course, to believe in our Partnership and its strategy, and to be dedicated to our goal.”

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Updated: $256M for Texas State University System campuses survives Texas Senate

Senators approve House Bill 100, which would authorize $3 billion in debt to pay for construction projects on university campuses.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

TxDOT preps for start of Aquarena Springs Drive overpass construction

A transportation department spokesperson says that work will soon be underway on the city’s third railroad overpass, joining those on Wonder World Drive on the south end and Yarrington Road on the far north end of town.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Promise of free tuition could vanish for some veterans’ children

As lawmakers are working to rein in the cost of the Hazlewood program, some veterans are wondering how they'll pay for kids' tuition that they once thought would be free.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Texas sugarcane faces small but devastating foe

The red-streaked leafhopper, fifth of an inch long, can cause total crop failure when it bites into a sugarcane field.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Texas State to host Kent Finlay memorial concert

A memorial concert for Kent Finlay featuring such songwriters as Marcia Ball, James McMurtry, Kevin and Dustin Welch, and Owen Temple will be held 6:30 p.m. May 10 in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Texas State professors develop innovative ‘voltage dependent resistor’

Two engineering professors from Texas State University’s Ingram School of Engineering have created an innovative new magnetic field sensor.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Local artists converge downtown for MR Fest

WITH VIDEO | Music filled the streets of San Marcos on Friday and Saturday as members of the community gathered to support local artists during KTSW’s eighth annual MR Fest.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Bill repealing in-state tuition for undocumented heads to Senate

A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.

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