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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

When in Texas: Wear a hat, eat a steak, thank a bee

One of the Legislature's less consequential duties came before a House committee Tuesday: designating state capitals and symbols, from the Steak Capital of Texas (Hico) to the official State Pollinator of Texas (the western honeybee).

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Eyes on the border, Tanger plans investment in San Marcos outlet center

Looking to thwart aggressive new competition in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. plans to invest an estimated $5 million to renovate and update its sprawling San Marcos outlet mall.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Open carry wins final passage in Texas House

After turning back last-minute attempts to let city voters opt out, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to legislation allowing gun owners with concealed weapons licenses to carry their side arms openly

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Woman charged with murder of man found dead at TDS recycling center

A woman was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Senate votes to end renewable energy programs

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.v

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Campbell’s bill to end in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants wins subcommittee approval

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

City calls neighborhood meeting on Victory Gardens drainage

City engineers and contractors will meet with residents at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at Victory Gardens Park, 300 Roosevelt St., to discuss upcoming work in the Willow Springs Creek drainage channel.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Italian journalist to lecture on Sicilians in the U.S.

Italian journalist Lucio Luca will present the lecture, “On the Other Side of the Moon: Sicilians in the U.S. Who Have Succeeded,” on Thursday at Texas State University.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Symposium on Water to examine current, future water issues in Texas

Texas State University will host a Symposium on Water in partnership with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday, March 10.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Commentary: The Christian case for legalizing marijuana

State Rep. DAVID SIMPSON writes, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach...

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