Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Plastic bag bans in Texas cities such as Austin and Laredo may be legally sound, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General Greg Abbott's office handed down on Friday afternoon — that is, as long as they didn't ban bags for the purposes of “solid waste management.”
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
WITH PHOTO GALLERY | Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation...
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
The first city in Texas designated as an official “Dark Sky Community” will play host on Friday, Aug. 15 to the International Dark-Sky Association’s annual conference.
Monday, July 21st, 2014
Apiarists like Ewing and Sabra Brown hope to turn honey and beeswax into a source of retirement income.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
The city’s Parks & Recreation department is calling for volunteers to work 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 on a mural being painted at Children’s Park on the San Marcos River.
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Recurrent Energy has signed a 20-year deal with Austin Energy to build a 150-megawatt solar farm in West Texas that would help power Austin. Expected to be completed in 2016, the facility would be the largest single...
Monday, May 5th, 2014
Under a new program administered by the Public Works department, the city of San Marcos is offering rebates of up to $5,000 for homeowners who install rainwater harvesting systems. Owners of commercial and institutional properties — including...