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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

American Prize-nominated conductor makes her Texas State debut

Carolyn Watson, the newly appointed director of the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra, will make her conducting debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in Evans Auditorium.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Rare supermoon eclipse in Central Texas skies on Sunday

WITH VIDEO | A full supermoon lunar eclipse – the first since 1982 and the last until 2033 — should be visible over Central Texas skies on Sunday.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Audio: KTSW 89.9 hosts San Marcos City Council contenders

Texas State University’s student radio station, KTSW 89.9, hosted a debate on Sept. 23 for Place 5 candidates Frank Arredondo and Scott Gregson and Place 6 candidates Melissa Derrick and Shane Scott, the incumbent.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Years in the making, North LBJ project to officially open with celebration next week

Partially closed for more than three years by back-to-back public works projects, North LBJ Drive re-opened on Sept. 4 with a dedicated bike lane and yawning sidewalks on both sides. New water, wastewater and drainage facilities run...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Texas State to stage Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From The Bridge’

The theatre and dance department will present Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge” Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 11 at Texas State University’s Performing Arts Center, located at 405 Moon St. in downtown San Marcos.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

First lady dedicates new ultrasound at San Marcos crisis pregnancy center

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott spoke at a dedication ceremony on Sunday for new ultrasound equipment recently donated to Central Texas Life Care, a San Marcos crisis pregnancy resource center near Texas State University.

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