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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake.

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...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

San Marcos narcotics detective identified Enchanted Rock vandalism suspects

A San Marcos police detective identified the suspects in the March 20 Enchanted Rock vandalism case that made national news when he recognized the nicknames scrawled on the side of the ancient landmark.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Two San Marcos residents charged with Enchanted Rock graffiti

Charles Agawereh, 24, and Meredith Baird, 21, both of San Marcos, are accused of painting graffiti on the south face of the summit at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Commentary: How to save Texas’ crumbling parks

ANDREW SANSOM, who leads the San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, writes in support of proposed legislation that would “firmly dedicate future appropriations of the sporting goods sales tax exclusively to state and local...

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