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Friday, September 9th, 2016

SMHS alumna struck, killed by garbage truck in College Station

A 21-year-old woman who graduated from San Marcos High School three years ago was struck and killed by a garbage truck Thursday morning near Texas A&M University.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Texas A&M drops bid to host presidential debate

Texas A&M University has dropped out of the race to host a presidential debate in 2016, citing high costs and logistical challenges. Two other Texas sites remain in contention.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Texas Beef Council turns focus to younger eaters

To attract young families, the Texas Beef Council is turning to food and recipe apps, its website and tailored cooking events

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

La Belle makes final voyage from mud to museum

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | LaSalle’s 17th century French warship goes on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Caldwell County doubles down on feral hog bounty

During November, the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force will pay $10 for each harvested wild pig if the bounty hunter has taken a one-hour informational session on the invasive species.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Two more physicians sign on with CTMC’s Live Oak Health Partners

Live Oak Health Partners, a physicians network owned by Central Texas Medical Center, has added new two family practitioners to its roster. The group’s 20 primary care doctors and specialists staff clinics and offices in San Marcos,...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Still battered from Ike, Texas’ Gulf Coast dreads the next storm

Galveston is still recovering from Hurricane Ike in 2008, one of the nation's deadliest hurricanes. Dilapidated homes and empty lots dot the streets. Nearly six years after the storm, though, lawmakers continue to grapple with preparation for...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Two Hays County high school grads awarded GBRA scholarships

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority officials recently awarded 12 academic scholarships to graduates of eight area high schools, including two from Hays County.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Sharp cuts smooth course for major changes at A&M

When the Texas A&M University System was looking for a new chancellor in 2011, alumni groups told Richard Box, the chairman of the board of regents, that the board should conduct nationwide search of academics.

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