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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

San Marcos performers vie for $10K prize on AMC’s ‘Showville’

"Showville", an AMC reality show about small-town talent, will feature San Marcos in one of its eight one-hour episodes. The San Marcos episode airs 9 p.m. Thursday, June 20 on AMC

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Q&A: Bill Kirchen on being formerly famous for a song everyone knew

Kirchen, whose version of “Hot Rod Lincoln” was a cross-generational sensation in 1971, plays Gruene Hall tonight.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 6/19/13

Bill Kirchen, the "Titan of the Telecaster", plays a free show at Gruene Hall tonight...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Army officer helps himself to priceless art treasures

A tale of how greed will backfire and art will (slowly) triumph in the end...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Government lies and secrecy destroy credibility

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS When a high government official blatantly lies in testimony before Congress, it is rare that we learn of the lie as quickly as we did this past...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Sessom Drive development is DOA at San Marcos council

Darren Casey needs six of seven San Marcos City Council votes to approve a luxury shopping and housing complex he wants to build on Sessom Drive across from Texas State University. He doesn't have them.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Senate takes step toward transportation funding fix

Despite concerns raised by both Republicans and Democrats, senators on Tuesday tentatively passed a resolution that aims to solve the state's transportation funding woes by diverting future revenue from the Rainy Day Fund.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Travis DA’s downfall a simple story, complicated by politics

The governor of Texas holds the keys to the account that pays for Austin prosecutions of criminal matters involving state officials, and he kept his promise to take that money away because the local district attorney did...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hays County sheriff announces warrant roundup

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is conducting a warrant roundup on outstanding Class C warrants from the county's Justice of the Peace (JP) offices.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Survey shows ups, downs in perceptions of city

A survey commissioned by the City of San Marcos showed that residents generally have a positive view of city services and spending priorities, but are less happy with the quality of new development, planning for growth and...

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