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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

New I-35 Yarrington Road exit ramp to open on Friday

Final construction work on a new northbound Interstate 35 exit ramp at Yarrington Road will be completed Thursday night and the ramp will open to traffic Friday morning, a Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson said today.

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.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Interstate 35 closed for emergency repairs at Blanco River

Maintenance crews closed the north and southbound main lanes of Interstate 35 at the Blanco River in San Marcos starting beginning at 3 p.m. today for emergency repairs to a sign bridge.

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Asian brands dominate new car sales in Hays County

Automobile companies headquartered in Asia — Hyundai, Honda and Toyota — accounted for seven in 10 new passenger cars sold in Hays County in the first quarter of 2013.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Courage to Campbell: Why won’t you debate me?

San Antonio schoolteacher John Courage is assailing his opponent, emergency room doctor Donna Campbell, relentlessly for avoiding media interviews and refusing debate invitations in the runup to the November general election.

Monday, February 13th, 2012

HEB customers donate to local food bank

STAFF REPORT Shoppers at both San Marcos HEB stores, the Buda location, and the Kyle HEB Plus store bought 7,890 bags, for a total of about 50,000 pounds during the recent Souper Bowl of Caring food drive....

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Kyle Mayor hosts Pakistani women’s delegation

Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson hosted a small delegation of female leaders from Pakistan during an informal meeting in Kyle’s City Hall on Feb. 7.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Texas politicians press feds for fire relief

As the 35,000-acre blaze in Bastrop continues to rage, Texas is starting to tally up the damage — and politicians are going hat in hand to the federal government, asking for more disaster relief funding.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Audio: Central Texas fire crews straining amid devastation

Federal authorities arrived in Bastrop on Tuesday to assist with the wildfires that have killed two, charred more than 30,000 acres and destroyed at least 600 homes. Matt Largey of KUT News reports that the crisis has...

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