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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

CONA, LWV debates coming up for San Marcos council candidates

Four candidates vying for two San Marcos City Council seats will debate at least twice more in the final weeks before the Nov. 3 general election.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Audio: KTSW 89.9 hosts San Marcos City Council contenders

Texas State University’s student radio station, KTSW 89.9, hosted a debate on Sept. 23 for Place 5 candidates Frank Arredondo and Scott Gregson and Place 6 candidates Melissa Derrick and Shane Scott, the incumbent.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hitting a ‘brick wall,’ San Marcos teacher suspends city council campaign

UPDATED 12:39 Sept. 15 | Saying he can’t get traction because of widespread suspicion that he is secretly allied with one of his opponents, candidate Stephen Herrera has effectively ended his campaign for the San Marcos City...

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Gallery: City pauses to remember Sept. 11, a solemn San Marcos tradition

As they have for 14 years, a cross-section of San Marcos people gathered in front of city hall on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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...

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