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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Legislature sends campus construction bill to governor

Texas universities hoping for state help in constructing new buildings are close to receiving their wish after the House and Senate gave final approval to legislation authorizing $3.1 billion worth of construction bonds.

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.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Commentary: How to save Texas’ crumbling parks

ANDREW SANSOM, who leads the San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, writes in support of proposed legislation that would “firmly dedicate future appropriations of the sporting goods sales tax exclusively to state and local...

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.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In search of Capt. Morgan’s lost fleet, Texas State team identifies sunken 1681 shipwreck

Encarnación was one of several ships that sank in 1681 when a storm engulfed the Tierra Firme fleet en route to Portobelo, Panama from Cartagena, Colombia.

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.

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