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Monday, August 15th, 2016

San Marcos-based Grande Communications sold as part of $2.2 billion deal

San Marcos-based Grande Communications has been sold by one private equity firm and bought by another as part of a deal worth more than $2.2 billion, company officials announced this morning.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Congressional panel extends review of Roger Williams ethics case

Congressional ethics investigators have decided to take a further look at U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents western Hays County, over a legislative amendment he pushed that allegedly benefited his car dealership. Williams, who...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Buda to study feasibility of storing Edwards Aquifer water in the Trinity Aquifer

Engineering firm CH2M will conduct an aquifer storage and recovery feasibility study for the city of Buda under a consulting agreement approved by the city council on Aug. 2. The study is anticipated to be complete within...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

McCarty, Centerpoint exits to close for tax-free weekend

The northbound McCarty Lane exit ramp and southbound Centerpoint Road exit ramp will be closed 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 to accommodate increased traffic at the outlet malls during sales tax-free weekend.

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Live: Press conference on Caldwell County hot air balloon crash 08/01/16

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a press conference on the fatal balloon crash near Maxwell for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. We will host a live stream here from KXAN News, the Austin NBC network...

Friday, July 29th, 2016

On the edge of night: Preserving the night skies of the Texas Hill Country

Much of the Texas Hill Country still has night skies dark enough to see the Milky Way, but satellite images of the United States at night show a massive swath of brightly glowing yellow and white dots...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Video: San Marcos P&Z approves H-E-B plans for new Wonder World store

H-E-B’s plans for a new grocery store at the intersection of Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive won a favorable recommendation on Tuesday from the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s base Hays County water policy on science, not guesswork

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley writes that he will ask the county judge and fellow commissioners to help fund an initiative to “develop the science and monitoring that we need to make informed decisions” about...

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