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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.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

First responders prepare for Black Friday outlet shoppers

San Marcos first responders will step up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ next up in ‘Made in San Marcos’ series

As part of its ongoing “Made in San Marcos” series, the San Marcos Cinema Club will host a screening on Monday of “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater’s artfully wrought coming-of-age story.

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, November 19th, 2015

Man charged with arsons at San Marcos fast food restaurants

James David Burleigh, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fines of up to $10,000 per offense. He is being held at the Hays...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Texas State honors LBJ and his landmark Higher Education Act

Fifty years later, university officials came together to celebrate the day Texas State’s most famous alumnus signed the Higher Education Act. The guest list included Luci Baines Johnson, youngest daughter of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Early voting runs through Friday in San Marcos, Buda, Woodcreek elections

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election — including municipal elections in San Marcos, Buda and Woodcreek and trustees in the Wimberley school district — continues until Friday, Oct. 30 at designated early polling places.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

‘Bernie’ back in court today for infamous 1996 murder

As the 19th anniversary of Marjorie Nugent's murder looms, her killer, Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede II, returns to an East Texas courtroom Tuesday where attorneys will spar in advance of a new sentencing hearing that will determine whether...

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Jury convicts man of killing landlord during Driftwood tirade

Louis Antonio Ramos Jr. faces up to to life in prison after his being convicted on Monday of one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texas has beef with World Health Organization over cancer study

Processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs cause cancer in humans, according to the World Health Organization — but consumers shouldn't worry about it, according to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

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