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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Abbott’s lawsuit against Obama immigration order gets first court hearing today

A federal judge Thursday will consider granting an injunction in Greg Abbott's bid to shut down a White House immigration policy that could benefit hundreds of thousands of Texans living in the country illegally.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Investors seek master plan amendment for down-sized Campus Village development

Nine months after its first request for a land use map change was soundly rejected by the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission, a student housing development company has drastically scaled down expectations for properties it has...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Commentary: What Texas learned from the last boom gone bust

In this commentary, former state chief revenue estimator BILLY HAMILTON writes that no one really knows what plunging oil prices will mean for Texas’ economy, but rising fears of a 1980s-style recession are overblown — at least...

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Youth chorus to perform free ‘Holidays in the Hill Country’ concert

The Hill Country Youth Chorus will perform its annual seasonal concert, “Holidays in the Hill Country,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 in the recital hall at Texas State University’s Performing Arts Center, 400 Moon Street.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Man jailed after Texas State campus evacuation

A 21-year-old Louisiana man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest following a gun scare at Texas State University last week.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Suspect detained following building evacuation at Texas State

Texas State University police have recovered a suspicious backpack and are questioning a person of interest following an evacuation of the Undergraduate Academic Center on campus Thursday, Nov. 20.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

McCoys give $1.2 million to Central Texas Medical Center

Largest gift in hospital’s history to pay for second da Vinci robotic surgery system.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Billy Porterfield, 1932 to 2014

During a career that spanned more than a half-century, Porterfield told stories — the universal and the intimate — with a distinctive style and keen ear for both the spoken and written word.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

San Marcos pool party makes national news

WITH VIDEO | Thousands of people flooded the Texas Summer Bash in San Marcos last weekend after event promotion went viral on the internet. Now news of the rollicking pool party is making national news.

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