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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wells Fargo grant to boost renewable energy research at Texas State

A $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Clean Technology and Innovation grant program that funds leading edge research and innovation to advance clean energy solutions, will support renewable energy activities at Texas State University's STAR Park.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Texas Senate approves bill curbing regulation of short-term home rentals

Under Senate Bill 451 by state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, Texas cities would be prevented from banning short-term rentals and their ability to write ordinances restricting the practice would be narrowed.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

San Marcos police seek help identifying suspects in weekend pizza shop robberies

San Marcos police are distributing a set of surveillance photos that they hope will help identify suspects in two pizza shop robberies this weekend.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Texas House lawmakers approve bill requiring more study for hog poison

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s push to use a warfarin-based poison to kill feral hogs in the state has a long list of opponents that now includes more than two-thirds of the Legislature where Miller once served.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Price Center to host next ‘4th Flea’ market this weekend

Outdoor and indoor vendor space is available for rent at 4th Flea, a community flea market held monthly at The Price Center downtown. The next market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Wittliff Collections to open Sandra Cisneros archive with symposium

Texas State University will host a scholarly symposium on the works and career of Sandra Cisneros on Saturday, April 29 at The Wittliff Collections.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment

The Hays County Elections Commission is assembling a citizens committee to make recommendations on a new electronic voting system to replace aging equipment in use for more than a decade.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

LBJ Drive to close downtown for bike lane striping

If the weather permits, North LBJ Drive will be closed to traffic at 3 a.m. Sunday, April 2 between San Antonio and Hopkins Streets for bike lane pavement marking.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Kyle police look for suspect in IHOP armed robbery

Kyle police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened overnight at the IHOP restaurant in Kyle.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Police impersonator attempts third traffic stop near Buda, Kyle

For a third time in less than two weeks, a driver reported an attempt to pull over a vehicle in eastern Hays County by a man impersonating a public servant.

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