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Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Immigrants picked up, but no massive raids, authorities say

U.S. and Mexican authorities are pushing back against reports of widespread raids that have sown panic in immigrant communities. But the “targeted operation” appears to be the largest of its kind since President Trump took office.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt pledges $100M to public schools nonprofit

Touting a $100 million investment from H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, public school officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Holdsworth Center, a nonprofit organization that will work with school districts.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

San Marcos city manager Jared Miller named finalist for Amarillo job

Less than three years after taking the city of San Marcos’s top administrative job, Jared Miller has turned up as one of five finalists for Amarillo city manager.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

CTMC acquires new MRI machine

Central Texas Medical Center has invested in a new magnetic resonance imaging machine with a larger, 28-inch bore designed to be more comfortable for patients who suffer from claustrophobia.

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