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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

TxDOT to fast-track safety improvements to Texas 21

Less than a month after catastrophe was narrowly averted when a school bus was rear-ended by a utility truck, state officials say they are moving quickly to make safety improvements to Texas 21 on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

San Marcos lands $3.2M loan to replace parts of aging water system

The city of San Marcos has secured a $3.2 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board to replace nearly 4.5 miles of pipe in its aging, leaky municipal water system.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Attempted kidnapping in Wimberley called a hoax

A woman who said she fought off a would-be kidnapper outside a Wimberley store earlier this month has admitted to fabricating the story, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said today.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Confederate license plates case

A battle over whether Texas license plates can bear an image of the Confederate flag will reach the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, when the state of Texas and a Confederate heritage group argue over the extent to...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Isaac jumps into EP water fight

With a four-bill cocktail, state Rep. Jason Isaac hopes to stop, or at last slow, a Houston-based company's plans to pump huge amounts of water from beneath Hays County.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

San Marcos extends amnesty period preceding statewide warrant roundup

WITH A SEARCHABLE LIST OF PEOPLE WITH OUTSTANDING WARRANTS | Police and city marshals have extended a grace period for residents who have outstanding arrest warrants stemming from violations prosecuted in San Marcos Municipal Court.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

ER doctor appointed chief medical officer at CTMC

Emergency room physician Lee Johannsen has been named chief medical officer at Central Texas Medical Center, a newly created position charged with “provid oversight for clinical performance and quality outcomes,” CTMC chief executive officer Sam Huenergardt said...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Symposium on Water to examine current, future water issues in Texas

Texas State University will host a Symposium on Water in partnership with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday, March 10.

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