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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pat Murdock, 1939 to 2016

Visitation for the late Pat Murdock will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche Street in San Marcos. Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Knobbs Springs Baptist Church, 1662 County Road 305 in McDade with burial to follow in the Knobbs Springs cemetery.

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Texas State records enrollment record for 19th straight year

Texas State University has announced a record-setting enrollment of 38,849 for the 2016 fall semester, highlighted by a 6.3 percent increase in the number of new graduate students.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Texas launches voter education campaign amid scrutiny of voter ID

Texas on Wednesday kicked off a voter education campaign ahead of the November elections. The state is required to spend $2.5 million to educate voters about its voter ID requirements.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Attacca Quartet named first Texas State ensemble-in-residence

The Attacca Quartet will serve as the inaugural ensemble-in-residence for Texas State University’s School of Music during the 2016-2017 season.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Regents give final approval to $62.5M events center at Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized construction of a University Events Center, which includes expansion and renovation of Strahan Coliseum, at Texas State University.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Fire damages Autumn Chase apartments

San Marcos firefighters responded to a call at Autumn Chase apartments, 1606 Interstate 35 access road at Aquarena Springs Drive, at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Weekend work to reduce Sessom Drive to two lanes

Construction work at the intersection of Sessom and Peques will close two lanes, one lane in each direction, of Sessom on Friday, July 15 to relocate a wastewater main.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Court OKs limits to Hazlewood tuition program for military veterans

Texas universities can deny free tuition to veterans who gained state residency only after enlisting in the military, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, a decision that could ease concerns about a prominent benefit program’s spiraling costs.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Geoarchaeology survey of Spring Lake uncovers new depths of history

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University has released findings from a recent underwater geoarchaeology survey of Spring Lake that suggests human history could be much older than previously thought.

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