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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana bill likely won’t reach House floor

House Bill 2107 would expand the “Compassionate Use Act” and allow the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions, such as terminal cancer or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district

The Legislature’s upper body passed legislation that would allow residents in counties along the San Marcos River to vote on whether to create a district that could charge tube rental and shuttle fees.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Senate passes bill to eliminate most vehicle safety inspections

The Texas Senate on Thursday gave its blessing to a bill that would eliminate the state’s vehicle safety inspection requirement for most vehicles.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Missing Wimberley woman located

Hays County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing Wimberley woman last seen on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Video: Opening statements in Tarr murder, drunken driving trial

A Hays County jury heard opening arguments Tuesday afternoon at the onset of Buda real estate broker Jason Tarr’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

UT police on stabbing spree: ‘This was not a conspiracy’

Police said the student who stabbed four people on the University of Texas at Austin campus didn't appear to be targeting anyone in particular.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Texas teachers have mixed opinions on bid Isaac’s bill to reduce state tests

The House Public Education Committee heard a bill that would pare back the number of required standardized tests, in line with the wave of legislation limiting high-stakes testing in public schools.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Feral hog poison in Texas on hold — for now

The company behind the only EPA-approved pesticide for feral hogs has withdrawn its request for registration in Texas. But that doesn’t mean the battle over the warfarin based poison’s safety is finished.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Trump administration doesn’t view Austin as ‘sanctuary’ city, mayor says

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he was reassured by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that neither his city nor Travis County are considered “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

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