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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Texas State hosts international scholars for C.S. Lewis lecture series

Texas State University’s Communication Studies department will present a public lecture series on “C.S. Lewis and Communication” March 29 to April 5.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

‘Significant delays’ expected for weeks during Aquarena Springs overpass construction

Ongoing construction of a new railroad overpass will continue to pinch Aquarena Spring Drive from five lanes to two between Interstate 35 and Texas State University through late March.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

LBJ Museum event offers ‘sneak peak’ at ‘Lady Bird: An Opera’

Texas State University performers will preview an original opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson as part of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ spring lecture.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Construction resumes on San Marcos mid-rise deserted by developer

More than a year after cascading problems brought the project to a standstill, construction has resumed on a 76-unit, 230-bedroom residential mid-rise on the northern edge of Texas State University.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Claremont Trio headlines Texas State’s International Concert Series

The well-travelled Claremont Trio will perform at Texas State University on Tuesday, Feb. 23 as part of the School of Music’s International Concert Series.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Election 2016: Where to vote early in Hays County Democratic, Republican primaries

Early voting for the March 1 party primary elections begins Tuesday, Feb. 16 and ends Friday, Feb. 26 at locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Wimberley and Dripping Springs, according to Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Novelist Leslie Jamison to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Leslie Jamison will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Feb. 25 and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Feb. 26.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Texas State stages crowd-pleasing ‘Spelling Bee’ musical this month

Texas State University’s theatre and dance department is will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Feb. 16-21 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre at the university’s Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Video: San Marcos police dispatched to check on victim hours before murder

Hours before 20-year-old Francisco Sierra was fatally shot in the head Friday morning, San Marcos police were dispatched to check on his welfare at the request of a crisis hotline operator concerned about his mental health.

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