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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in San Marcos and Round Rock

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Investors seek master plan amendment for down-sized Campus Village development

Nine months after its first request for a land use map change was soundly rejected by the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission, a student housing development company has drastically scaled down expectations for properties it has...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Explore this panoramic fish’s-eye view of Spring Lake

A Seattle-based tech startup has stitched together high-resolution surface-level and underwater photographs of Spring Lake to create a panoramic model of the San Marcos River’s spring-fed headwaters.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Deadlocked San Marcos council throws 15-floor Concho Commons into uncertainty

Unable to muster a city council majority, developer Darren Casey was rebuffed Tuesday night in his request to add two floors to a residential high-rise he proposes to build between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award for ‘concerted efforts to preserve’

The Hays County Historical Commission has again been honored with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for local groups that “demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas.”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Robinson to take charge of Hays CISD’s Buda Elementary

If he is confirmed by the school board, Tim Robinson will lead one of the oldest of Hays CISD’s 13 elementary schools. Pfluger Elementary and Live Oak Academy have new principals this year, as well.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Tudi Craig, 1942 to 2014

Kathryne Jean “Tudi” Rehms Craig, a 71-year-old Wimberley resident, died on Tuesday, July 1 at her home. She was born October 15, 1942 in Bellville to B.C. “Dutch” Rehms and Katie Rehms.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

City to shut down heavily traveled Sessom Drive for more than a month

Sessom Drive between Loquat Street and North LBJ Drive — a ⅓-mile segment used by nearly 10,000 vehicles each weekday — will be closed to traffic for five weeks or more starting Wednesday, July 9.

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.

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