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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Galveston oil spill excepted, Texas beaches getting cleaner

The tanker collision that sent up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil into Galveston Bay on Saturday has stirred major concerns about environmental impacts. But even as tar balls wash ashore this week, Texas’ beaches are far...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Updated: C.M. Allen lanes closed for sewage spill fix (video)

Both southbound lanes of C.M. Allen Parkway at University Drive are closed today as contractors patch up a wastewater system failure that caused as many as 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage to spill into the San Marcos...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Isaac: In ranch dispute, I won’t flinch on basic rights

State Rep. JASON ISAAC writes, “The conservation and protection of natural resources in the area are important to me, and I believe that this MUD will help to ensure that the land is managed responsibly with an...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Commentary: It’s power versus the people in fight for O’Quinn Ranch

Wimberley resident LOUIS B. PARKS writes, “Big money and political influence from south Texas have rolled into the Wimberley area and may try to take our precious water resources, at taxpayer expense.”

Friday, April 19th, 2013

West explosion raises regulatory questions

Recovery efforts continued Friday in West, two days after the town was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion. And as investigators search for the cause of the explosion, environmentalists said that the situation highlighted lax regulations in...

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Traces of anxiety drugs may make fish act funny

Scientists at a Swedish university are publishing a study in Science magazine that maintains exposing perch to traces of the anti-anxiety drug benzodiazepine had an observable effect on the fish. The drug levels mimicked those found in...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Lawmakers considering fees on electric cars

Owning an electric car in Texas could become more expensive under one proposal being considered by state lawmakers to raise money for road construction.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Endangered species conflicts loom in Texas

Near a glade of blackened pines, a Ph.D. student at Texas State University used microchip technology to search for an endangered Houston toad. Her device beeped as she held it over a carpet of pine needles, and...

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

San Marcos council delays vote on Sessom Creek development

After its attorney pointed out an obscure provision in local codes, the San Marcos City Council on Wednesday postponed consideration of a controversial upscale $63 million apartment and retail campus above Sessom Creek.

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