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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Hays County warned to prepare for cold, windy night

Temperatures are expected to drop rapidly from a high of 64 degrees today to the lower 20s tonight, a plummet of more than 40 degrees in less than 12 hours.

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Campbell primary foe hits airwaves with race’s first radio offensive

Looking to introduce himself before his opponents can do it for him, San Antonio businessman Mike Novak is running a radio spot aimed at convincing potential Republican Party primary voters that he is deserving of a fair...

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Central Texas braces for deep freeze

A strong cold front expected to arrive in Central Texas this weekend is forecast to plunge temperatures into the low-20s, nearly 20 degrees below normal for January.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Narvaiz: I’m ready for an ‘uphill battle’ versus Doggett

In a Facebook post yesterday, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said she filed to run for U.S. Congress because it was “unconscionable” to let U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett win a tenth term without opposition.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Updated: She’s back? Narvaiz files to run against Doggett again [PRO]

Four months after saying publicly that she was moving to New Mexico, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is making a second run for the 35th Congressional District represented by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, according to state...

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Video: Campbell, Isaac in Texas Tribune’s ‘hot seat’

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, talked about water, transportation, public education and other issues in play in the 83rd session during a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday at Texas...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Worsening Austin traffic prompts talk of toll road swap

As congestion worsens on Interstate 35 through Austin, state leaders are seriously discussing a drastic response: tolling the highway's lanes in the city and making part of the nearby State Highway 130 toll road free.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many...

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Letter: Forestar deal secures water for Hays County’s future

In a letter to Hays County residents, County Judge BERT COBB says the commissioners court’s recent, landmark deal to buy groundwater from a private company help ensures constituents won’t be left high and dry in the coming...

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