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Texas River Systems Institute


Friday, August 24th, 2012

Texas State receives major gift for water research

With plans Friday to rename Texas State University's River Systems Institute, the Texas State University System Board of Regents aims to recognize a Dallas-based philanthropic organization.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Texas State to announce ‘transforming’ major gift

Texas State University officials are ginning up anticipation for what they describe as the announcement of a major donation scheduled for Friday.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Winn’s ‘Morning Glories’ sculpture airlifted from Aquarena Center

A helicopter is flying the skies above Hays County today as it airlifts the massive "Morning Glories" sculpture in pieces from Texas State University's Aquarena Center to a new home at a private ranch in Wimberley.

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Texas State researcher recovers cannons from Capt. Morgan shipwreck

A research team that includes Texas River Systems Institute's Frederick Hanselmann recover cannons in Panama believed connected to the legendary pirate.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rose draws Democratic primary opponent

Four-term State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) has drawn an opponent in the March primary. Andrew Backus of Driftwood, a long-time Rose opponent in matters of local groundwater management, filed his intention to run with the Texas...