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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Texas talent racks up the Grammy Awards

WITH VIDEO | Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé of Houston, eleven Texas-born or -based artist won the recording industry’s highest honors in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Gallery: Rodeo trail riders layover in downtown San Marcos

Continuing a decades-old annual tradition, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders made a stop on Monday to enjoy dutch-oven peach cobbler baked on the lawn of the Old Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos. The procession...

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pat Green’s fiddler named to head Texas Music Office

Gov. Greg Abbott has tapped Brendon Anthony, known for playing fiddle in singer-songwriter Pat Green's band, to head the Texas Music Office.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Discontent simmering over ouster of longtime Texas Music Office director

Since the Texas Music Office was established a quarter-century ago, the division housed in the Texas governor's office has been run by Casey Monahan, a former music writer. But Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is letting him go.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in San Marcos, Kyle and New Braunfels

INTERACTIVE MAP | Central Texas municipalities and utilities are offering free Christmas tree recycling at locations in Travis, Hays and Comal counties.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A paranormal investigator walks into a bar

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | Central Texas’ rich history of war, death and trauma makes it a hotbed of paranormal activity.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Youth chorus to perform free ‘Holidays in the Hill Country’ concert

The Hill Country Youth Chorus will perform its annual seasonal concert, “Holidays in the Hill Country,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 in the recital hall at Texas State University’s Performing Arts Center, 400 Moon Street.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The List: Veterans Day 2014 in Hays, Caldwell counties

A host of events are planned across Hays County in observance of Veterans Day, starting with San Marcos’ big parade Saturday morning.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Devil's Backbone west of San Marcos has always had its share of ghost stories. Now it’s a destination for paranormal enthusiasts.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Prada Marfa escapes dismantling with state law loophole

WITH SLIDESHOW | The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.

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