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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Should ‘made in Texas’ mean 100 percent Texas grapes? Texas grape growers split on Jason Isaac’s wine bill

A bill in the state Legislature would require that Texas-labeled wines be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

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.

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.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

San Antonio beer tour organizer adds San Marcos to itinerary

San Antonio-based Craft Cruiser will offer a monthly tour of three breweries in the San Marcos area beginning this fall.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Texas facing hurricane season with drained disaster fund

As Texas takes on another hurricane season, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office has nearly committed all of the 2016-17 emergency funds reserved for state disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of floods and other natural disasters.

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.

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...

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