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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 franchise.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Investigators: No evidence of cheating in UT basketball

An investigation commissioned by UT-Austin has found "no evidence" of academic cheating by its basketball players. The NCAA has also decided not to pursue punishment.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

‘Bee Czar,’ Austin billionaire team up to rescue pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Commentary: It’s time for an Austin-San Antonio regional airport

San Antonio City Council member JOE KRIER writes that Interstate 35 corridor leaders should ‘seriously discuss the creation of a regional airport — a DFW for Central Texas.’

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Driven by economics and lifestyle, tiny houses find takers in Central Texas

The average cost of an owner-built tiny house is $23,000, a tiny fraction of the average home price in the Austin area.

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