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The Interstate 35 Corridor

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Commuter rail has been coming for a while now, but what exactly is it?

Note: This is the beginning of a three part series on commuter rail on the 1-35 corridor. The Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District was authorized by the legislature in 2002 and had its first meeting in February of 2003, consisting of representatives from Austin, San Antonio, and the cities and counties along the I-35 corridor.

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Commuter Rail outlook optimistic

The Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District (ASA) board met Friday morning at the San Marcos Activity Center. The ASA was originally created by the City of Austin, Travis County, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar...

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Two Austin and two New Braunfels artists get their work displayed

Texas State University’s Department of Art and Design is opening two new exhibits this week. Galleries one and two will be showcasing local talent from Austin all the way to New Braunfels. Gallery one will be opening...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Thunderhill Raceway delivers jam-packed racing action

KYLE, TX (May 27, 2008) – Plenty of race cars, trucks and karts were on hand to entertain the fans this past weekend at Thunderhill Raceway (Kyle, TX). The green flag waved for 124 entries from all...

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Tighter show delivers non-stop action for race fans

Kyle, TX – Five year-old Graham Mueller and friends kicked off a night of racing at Thunderhill Raceway, Saturday. Mueller was celebrating his birthday with his buddies in the new Birthday Suite and given the honor of...

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Construction to close I-35 during commencement weekend

Interstate 35 between Austin and San Marcos will be closed starting 9 p.m. Friday, May 9 through late Sunday due to construction, and anyone planning to attend commencement ceremonies at Texas State University-San Marcos should make travel...

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Founder of Barsana Dham Center arrested for indecency

According to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:00 PM on Thursday, the US Marshalls Service, working in cooperation with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Prakashanand Saraswati, DOB 01-15-29, known to his followers as Shree...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

COMMENTARY: Congressman Lloyd Doggett

My wife Libby and I hit the trail cycling this weekend and, as you may have heard, I hit it a little harder than I expected.  After surgery on my leg, I am now recuperating.  I have...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008


By Amanda Oskey Maybe you’ve seen the shirts around that look like they say “I (heart) TX”. But the closer you get to the shirt, you can see that, rather than a heart, you see the shape...

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Congressman Doggett sidelined by cycling accident

The featured speaker for Sunday’s 2nd Annual Earthday Festival, at the Aquarena Center in San Marcos, was supposed to be US Congressman Lloyd Doggett, but he was unable to attend due to a cycling accident. Reportedly, the...

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