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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos River’s delicate aquatic ecosystem.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Behold: More stunning Texas Hill Country photos that resist description

The Hill Country Alliance’s annual photo contest attempts to bridge the disconnect between abstract ideals of environmental conservation and the very real consequences of failing to achieve those goals.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Eads says he will resign as San Marcos CISD superintendent in January

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Mark Eads will resign his post effective Jan. 31, he told school district trustees and administrators in a letter distributed this afternoon.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Texas State fall enrollment surpasses 38,000 for first time

"These are exciting times at Texas State," said Texas State President Denise M. Trauth.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New law won’t necessarily stop Electro Purification drilling

A bill that passed late in the legislative session gave some residents and officials hope that they can kill a controversial water-pumping project in western Hays County. But there's no guarantee that Houston-based Electro Purification won't ultimately...

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Free freshman year? Texas State system hopes to try it out

The Texas State University System is experimenting with using massive open online courses to allow students to effectively fulfill a year's requirements at little cost before they arrive on campus, an option aimed at working students and...

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thwarted by Sunset Acres homeowners, Hooters execs look to different location

Following an episode in which city officials approved a bar permit for a new Hooters and then withdrew approval five weeks later, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is looking at a different property about a half-mile up the...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Video: Blanco River volume, velocity during Memorial Day weekend flood rivaled Mississippi River at St. Louis

Even before it reached San Marcos, the Blanco River was flowing at 180,000 cubic feet per second — the average volume and velocity of the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a hydrologist told the San Marcos...

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