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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10

The death toll from the weekend’s immigrant-smuggling tragedy in San Antonio has risen to 10, and the driver in the alleged crime is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom Monday morning.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

In Central Texas, bats rule the roost as a tourist attraction

Texas is home to some of the largest bat colonies in the U.S., and 13 of them are located in Central Texas. Mexican free-tailed bats dominate the Texas skies in comparison to other species. More than 31...

Monday, June 12th, 2017

San Antonio, El Paso voters choose new mayors

Voters in San Antonio ousted incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor on Saturday and elected Ron Nirenberg. In El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo will take the helm of the state's largest border city.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Texas poised to spend $2.5B on urban highway projects

As budget writers and lawmakers eye billions in voter-approved highway money for other matters, transportation officials are touting high-profile projects that will benefit from those funds.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Texas ties vehicle registration to child support

Parents who are more than 180 days late on child support payments can have their vehicle registration renewals blocked starting in December at the request of the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

San Antonio beer tour organizer adds San Marcos to itinerary

San Antonio-based Craft Cruiser will offer a monthly tour of three breweries in the San Marcos area beginning this fall.

Monday, August 15th, 2016

San Marcos-based Grande Communications sold as part of $2.2 billion deal

San Marcos-based Grande Communications has been sold by one private equity firm and bought by another as part of a deal worth more than $2.2 billion, company officials announced this morning.

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