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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Man stuck, killed by train near Wonder World Drive

A man on the railroad tracks near Wonder World Drive in San Marcos was killed Friday afternoon when he was struck by a train at about 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

At new Amazon hub in Schertz, Abbott touts economic development

Gov. Greg Abbott used a speech Friday at Amazon's massive new distribution center along the Interstate 35 corridor to press his legislative agenda.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

San Marcos council members poised to finalize pay raise for San Marcos council members

After giving the measure initial approval earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to take a second vote on double-digit percentage increases in the compensation its members receive.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Union Pacific declines to prosecute teen hit by train

Union Pacific Railroad officials have decided not to press trespassing charges against a man who was hit by a train April 8 near the Charles Austin Drive crossing.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Bill repealing in-state tuition for undocumented heads to Senate

A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Man on Union Pacific tracks seriously injured when struck by train

The collision stopped the train, which is blocking Hopkins and Guadalupe Streets, shutting down traffic in both directions this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

House tentatively okays campus construction bonds

The Texas House on Wednesday tentatively approved the authorization of a package of bonds worth $3.1 billion to support construction on college campuses, continuing lawmakers’ hasty work on the subject.

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...

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.

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