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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Key legislators cut deal to fund Texas Racing Commission for 90 days

Racetracks in Texas are able to resume operations Wednesday after state officials agreed to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission. But discussions continue over a long-term resolution for the commission.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Retama Park, other Texas race tracks reopen after legislators okay stopgap

UPDATE 11:52: a.m. SEPT 2 | The state’s racetracks, including Retama Park in Selma, were shuttered on Tuesday but reopened Wednesday morning after key legislators agreed to temporary administrative funding for the Texas Racing Commission.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Texas Racing Commission hopes to stave off closure

With its funds dwindling, the Texas Racing Commission plans to meet August 25 and reverse its earlier decision allowing historical racing at Texas tracks, hoping to placate angry lawmakers and free up its funding.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state —...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Sunset Acres neighbors take aim at proposed Hooters in San Marcos

A resident campaigning to block construction of a Hooters restaurant near his home in the Sunset Acres neighborhood is scheduled to make his case tonight to the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Alamo, other Texas shrines win UN designation

The Alamo and other historic shrines known as the San Antonio Missions have been added to a list of internationally recognized landmarks that includes the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Decision imminent on World Heritage Site designation for San Antonio Missions

After nine years of trying, boosters of the San Antonio Missions — including the Alamo — will find out early Sunday morning if the historic Texas shrines will join a list of other internationally recognized landmarks such...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Eyes on the border, Tanger plans investment in San Marcos outlet center

Looking to thwart aggressive new competition in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. plans to invest an estimated $5 million to renovate and update its sprawling San Marcos outlet mall.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Texas talent racks up the Grammy Awards

WITH VIDEO | Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé of Houston, eleven Texas-born or -based artist won the recording industry’s highest honors in Los Angeles this weekend.

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