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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions

Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Congressman, business leaders headline Star Park forum

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will headline the Greater San Marcos Partnership’s STAR Park Forum on Thursday along with business leaders and other local elected officials.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New session brings renewed hope for campus construction

Despite broad bipartisan support, Texas lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds — or TRBs — to fund campus construction around the state. Returning for yet another...

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chamber sets Legislative Luncheon for Aug. 8

The Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its Legislative Luncheon on Aug. 8 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the City of San Marcos Conference Center.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Updated: Perry’s pen holds only chance to revive ‘critical’ campus construction

Officials at Texas State, and at universities across the state, are hoping a flick of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen will resurrect a package of campus construction bonds that died late Sunday night during the final, chaotic hours...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

House signals approval for campus construction bonds

The Texas House gave tentative approval to billions of dollars in bonds for campus construction projects on Monday. Senators already gave the go-ahead, but they will have a chance to revisit the proposal, because the House increased...

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