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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Trump administration doesn’t view Austin as ‘sanctuary’ city, mayor says

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he was reassured by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that neither his city nor Travis County are considered “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wells Fargo grant to boost renewable energy research at Texas State

A $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Clean Technology and Innovation grant program that funds leading edge research and innovation to advance clean energy solutions, will support renewable energy activities at Texas State University's STAR Park.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Texas House lawmakers approve bill requiring more study for hog poison

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s push to use a warfarin-based poison to kill feral hogs in the state has a long list of opponents that now includes more than two-thirds of the Legislature where Miller once served.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Advertisement: Shuttle bus drivers needed in San Marcos

Shuttle bus drivers needed in San Marcos. Commercial drivers license with passenger endorsement required.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Texas poised to spend $2.5B on urban highway projects

As budget writers and lawmakers eye billions in voter-approved highway money for other matters, transportation officials are touting high-profile projects that will benefit from those funds.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Nationwide AT&T mobile outage impacting 911 in Hays County

Until further notice, residents and visitors to Hays County using AT&T mobile service should call 512-393-7896 if they need emergency assistance

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Trump water directive cheered by ranchers, blasted by environmentalists

State leaders and agriculture groups applauded an executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday that suggests the controversial "Waters of the U.S." rule finalized under President Obama could be reversed.

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.

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