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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New law won’t necessarily stop Electro Purification drilling

A bill that passed late in the legislative session gave some residents and officials hope that they can kill a controversial water-pumping project in western Hays County. But there's no guarantee that Houston-based Electro Purification won't ultimately...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Tuber dies after being trapped in turbulent Guadalupe River

A tuber who got caught in an undertow near the Mill Street dam on the Guadalupe River last week died of her injuries on Tuesday in a New Braunfels hospital.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Drought leaves Guadalupe tubers, business high and dry

Averaging 70 degrees year round, the Guadalupe River lures Texans to its banks every summer to float. Outfitted with the most tubing companies of any river in the state, vendors are up front about what to expect.

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Chamber luau set for May 30

The Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its sixth annual Luau on May 30 at City Park Rec Hall adjacentto the Lions Club Tube Rental.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Chamber sets luau for May 30

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its sixth annual Luau for May 30 at the City Park recreation hall adjacent to the Lions Club tube rental.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Climate change expert to speak at Texas State

STAFF REPORT Katherine Hayhoe, research professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University, will deliver Texas State’s Ed Cape Seminar on Jan. 23. Hayhoe was the lead author of the federal report “Global Climate Change Impacts in...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Four people drown in area lakes over weekend

Four people are believed to have drowned Saturday while swimming in Canyon Lake and Lake Travis, authorities say. San Marcos Area Recovery Team recovers two bodies.

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