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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Video: Aquaponics matures into movement

A visitor could get lost in Rob Nash’s greenhouse. Swiss chard and tomato plants create a maze. The smell of basil is overwhelming, and the leaves are as big as a human hand.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Commissioners lift burn ban in anticipation of rain

Nodding to recent rainfall, the Hays County Commissioners Court this morning lifted its outdoor burning ban, but warned that it could be re-imposed as soon as later this week.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Audio: Study suggests Castle Doctrine increases homicides

States that embrace so-called Castle Doctrine laws experience a 7 to 9 percent increase in overall homicides, according to a new Texas A&M University study. ERA SUNDAR of KUT News reports on whether Texas' law is living...

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Texas State professor elected NAPA fellow

Howard R. Balanoff, professor of political science at Texas State University, has been elected as a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Study says aggressive driving, texting on the rise

More than a third of Texas drivers think roadways are less safe than they were five years ago even though data shows that deaths have steadily decreased, according to a survey by the Center for Transportation Safety...

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Mayoral victory costly in San Marcos

From the last two contested mayoral elections and accounts from larger university cities in Texas, it appears that the cost of winning a mayor's race in San Marcos is on the pricey side.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Hanks named distinguished humanities professor

Associate Professor of Philosophy J. Craig Hanks has been named as Texas State's Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities for 2009-2011.

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Blatchley named board of regents chairman

Ron Blatchley of College Station has been named as the new chairman of the Texas State University System Board of Regents.

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