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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Fight for Texas House seat features Cyrier, Golemon rematch

ELECTION 2016 | Barely more than a year ago, John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) squeaked into the Texas Legislature following a special election and runoff against Brent Golemon (R-Bastrop) for House District 17, which includes Caldwell and Bastrop counties. The businessmen are grappling a second time in the Republican Party primary on March 1.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn...

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Travis County officials confirm first case of Zika virus

Travis County health officials on Thursday confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in the county.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Petition may force vote on Austin regulations for Uber, Lyft

With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, a group backed by Uber and Lyft says it has collected enough signatures to overturn or force a public vote on the...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Texas attorney general unveils unit to fight human trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a new unit in his office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Could San Marcos land the Oakland Raiders? ‘A natural play,’ officials say

A sports insider’s report that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis owns property between San Antonio and Austin has sparked media speculation that the San Marcos area could be in the running to host a National Football League...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Yarrington Road bridge at Interstate 35 closed for construction Jan. 8-10

The Yarrington Road bridge at Interstate 35 will be closed from 5 p.m. today until 8 p.m. Sunday as part ongoing reconstruction of the overpass, which marks the boundary between far northern San Marcos and far southern...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Perez says he’s out of the running for San Marcos CISD superintendent

Retired San Antonio school district chief Sylvester J. Perez withdrew his name from consideration for San Marcos CISD interim superintendent on Tuesday, the morning after trustees declined to choose between three finalists for the position.

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