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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Texas State to host conference on legacies of the Obama administration

Texas State University’s Center for International Studies will host a two-day conference February 2-3, featuring prominent scholars from across Texas and the United State discussing the likely domestic and foreign policy legacies of the Obama administration.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Poet Ada Limón to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, Porter House

Author Ada Limón will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections in San Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 2, and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on Friday, Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

City engineers to talk upcoming Wallace Addition utility project

City engineers will host a neighborhood meeting on the water and wastewater improvements planned for the Wallace Addition neighborhood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Sinai Pentecostal Church, 208 Laredo Street.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Abbott proposes removing any officeholder who ‘promotes sanctuary cities’

Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he and state lawmakers will pursue legislation that would “remove from office any officeholder who promotes sanctuary cities.”

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Reward increased for arrest in New Braunfels bank robbery

NEW BRAUNFELS — As the investigation into Tuesday’s bank robbery in New Braunfels continues, NBPD detectives are releasing photos of the suspect and Comal County Crime Stoppers is issuing an increased reward.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos council to set $31.7M bond election

Acting on recommendations from a task force it appointed to evaluate municipal building needs, the San Marcos City Council has instructed staff to prepare a bond election to pay for police, fire and library facilities.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Man commits suicide in parked car at San Marcos shopping center

What began as a request for help getting a vehicle back to its original owner ended with a man dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon, San Marcos officials say.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Feds offer $10K reward for tips on hundreds of missing salamanders

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to arrests in the mysterious disappearance on Thanksgiving of 363 endangered and threatened salamanders from the National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center...

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