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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...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Full Highland lakes spell a busy summer for sheriff’s dive team

This summer, the Travis County Underwater Recovery Team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

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...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

San Marcos narcotics detective identified Enchanted Rock vandalism suspects

A San Marcos police detective identified the suspects in the March 20 Enchanted Rock vandalism case that made national news when he recognized the nicknames scrawled on the side of the ancient landmark.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Two San Marcos residents charged with Enchanted Rock graffiti

Charles Agawereh, 24, and Meredith Baird, 21, both of San Marcos, are accused of painting graffiti on the south face of the summit at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

San Marcos museum’s ’Spring Shindig’ coming up at LBJ’s Texas White House

Tickets are on sale for “Spring Shindig 2016: An LBJ Party” on Saturday, April 23 at the LBJ National Historic Park on the banks of the Pedernales River near Stonewall.

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