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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Woods development worsened flood damage to Blanco Gardens, analysis suggests

An updated analysis presented to city council members Jan. 5 showed that the construction of a controversial student housing complex worsened the flooding of Blanco Gardens, an adjacent subdivision.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Video: Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for murdered San Marcos alumna

Friends mourned San Marcos area native Sara Mutschlechner’s death — and celebrated her life — with a candlelight vigil on Thursday following her funeral. The 20-year-old University of North Texas undergraduate was gunned down in her car...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Perez says he’s out of the running for San Marcos CISD superintendent

Retired San Antonio school district chief Sylvester J. Perez withdrew his name from consideration for San Marcos CISD interim superintendent on Tuesday, the morning after trustees declined to choose between three finalists for the position.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Amateur rapper-turned-U.S. Marine charged in homicide of San Marcos alumna

UPDATED 12:57 p.m. JAN. 6 | Eric Jamal Johnson, the active-duty U.S. Marine charged in the murder of a San Marcos High School alumna, was among guests at an early morning New Year’s Day house...

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas State students, researchers survey the stars at Supple observatory

San Marcos residents don’t have to travel light-years away to see the stars. The university’s observatory is opened to the public for two hours most Wednesday nights.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

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

Vista Ridge parent company slides toward bankruptcy

The financially troubled Spanish company whose subsidiary is under contract with the city of San Antonio to build a massive water pipeline entered into the initial phases of bankruptcy proceedings Wednesday, raising questions about the viability of...

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