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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Interactive: Springtown, Thorpe Lane redevelopment explorer

When anchor tenants — Target, Beall’s, JC Penney and Best Buy — relocated in 2009 to the Stone Creek Crossing and Red Oak Village retail developments down the interstate, Springtown Center was left mostly vacant at the...

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Rare supermoon eclipse in Central Texas skies on Sunday

WITH VIDEO | A full supermoon lunar eclipse – the first since 1982 and the last until 2033 — should be visible over Central Texas skies on Sunday.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

New Braunfels man charged with firing pellet gun into high school marching band

Police have arrested a 67-year-old man they say shot two New Braunfels High School band members with a BB or pellet gun this week as they rehearsed marching formations on a campus practice field.

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.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Design work underway on temporary Post Road bridge

With construction of a permanent replacement not expected to begin until sometime next summer, Hays County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant says he is moving quickly to build a temporary crossing where floodwaters destroyed the Post Road-Blanco...

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

SMPD says intoxicated woman ran over, killed boyfriend in apparent accident

A San Marcos woman is in custody at the Hays County jail after police say she accidentally ran over her boyfriend early Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

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