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Friday, July 29th, 2016

On the edge of night: Preserving the night skies of the Texas Hill Country

Much of the Texas Hill Country still has night skies dark enough to see the Milky Way, but satellite images of the United States at night show a massive swath of brightly glowing yellow and white dots — light pollution — from the East Coast to Central Texas.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nominations open for two Pedernales Electric board director seats

This in today from Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesperson Kay Jarvis about a forthcoming election for two board of director seats: District 4, which encompasses Wimberley, Dripping Springs and much of western Hays County, and District 5, which...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Four months after flood, homes still sought for displaced pets

In Wimberley, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets resulting from the Memorial Day weekend flood along the Blanco River.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Behold: More stunning Texas Hill Country photos that resist description

The Hill Country Alliance’s annual photo contest attempts to bridge the disconnect between abstract ideals of environmental conservation and the very real consequences of failing to achieve those goals.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Devil's Backbone west of San Marcos has always had its share of ghost stories. Now it’s a destination for paranormal enthusiasts.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

The old stone tavern is a classic, a 1930s honky-tonk with a jukebox where people share yarns over cigarettes and beers. It is also widely believed to be haunted.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

League of Women Voters wine tasting set for Jan. 20

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters has announced that its annual Texas Wine Tasting will take place on Jan. 20 at Quail Creek Country Club. The wine tasting is a key fundraiser for the league's...

Friday, September 4th, 2009

McGillicuddy plays bluegrass dark, humorous

Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Ryan McGillicuddy brings a fresh take on traditional Country and Bluegrass to the stage when he performs.

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