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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

San Marcos City Council to fill P&Z vacancy

The city is seeking applicants for a San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission vacancy following the resignation of planning commissioner Brian Olson.

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...

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.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wristbands for Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival now on sale

The 29th Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 2-5 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Commentary: It’s time for an Austin-San Antonio regional airport

San Antonio City Council member JOE KRIER writes that Interstate 35 corridor leaders should ‘seriously discuss the creation of a regional airport — a DFW for Central Texas.’

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

Doggett bucks Obama administration on Syrian, Iraqi refugee plan

The Austin Democrat who represents part of Hays County was among five Texas Democrats who shrugged off a presidential veto threat and overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the...

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...

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