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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.”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Hays High grad earns Annapolis appointment

Gracie Sierra Hough, a Buda resident who graduated Hays High School this spring, will report to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 30.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Texas officials criticize Obama’s executive order on guns

Texas' elected leaders lashed out Tuesday at President Obama's executive orders prompting more background checks during gun purchases. But those officials offered no specifics on how they planned to fight Obama's actions.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lamar Smith’s climate change views win ‘Flat Earth’ award

Christmas elves, pirates and scientists gathered Monday to present climate change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, with a fake award from the “Flat Earth Foundation of Texas.”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Friday, April 17th, 2015

At new Amazon hub in Schertz, Abbott touts economic development

Gov. Greg Abbott used a speech Friday at Amazon's massive new distribution center along the Interstate 35 corridor to press his legislative agenda.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Obama welcomes San Antonio Spurs with White House ceremony

At a White House ceremony, the president on Monday offered the reigning NBA champions advice on winning back-to-back, one of the few milestones the Spurs have yet to reach.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

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