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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Regents give final approval to $62.5M events center at Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized construction of a University Events Center, which includes expansion and renovation of Strahan Coliseum, at Texas State University.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Best Buy to locate internet sales hub in San Marcos

A new Best Buy internet retail sales operation center will start with 25 employees and add more in coming years under an economic development incentive agreement approved today by San Marcos and Hays County officials.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Ruben Becerra, downtown business owner, enters San Marcos mayor race

Downtown businessman Ruben Becerra filed paperwork today to enter the race for San Marcos mayor, setting up a spirited contest at the top of the Nov. 8 municipal election ballot.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

On the edge of night: Preserving the night skies of the Texas Hill Country

Much of the Texas Hill Country still has night skies dark enough to see the Milky Way, but satellite images of the United States at night show a massive swath of brightly glowing yellow and white dots...

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

San Marcos P&Z approves alcohol permit for dine-in movie theater

San Marcos-based EVO Entertainment Group won approval this week of a permit to serve alcohol at its new six-screen, dine-in movie theater. The facility is scheduled to open this fall in a repurposed former Target store.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Full Highland lakes spell a busy summer for sheriff’s dive team

This summer, the Travis County Underwater Recovery Team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Thomaides to run for San Marcos mayor as Guerrero declines re-election bid

Veteran council member John Thomaides announced a second bid for San Marcos mayor this week, a day after incumbent Daniel Guerrero said he would not seek a fourth term.

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