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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn bans this week.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nominations open for two Pedernales Electric board director seats

This in today from Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesperson Kay Jarvis about a forthcoming election for two board of director seats: District 4, which encompasses Wimberley, Dripping Springs and much of western Hays County, and District 5, which...

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas State students, researchers survey the stars at Supple observatory

San Marcos residents don’t have to travel light-years away to see the stars. The university’s observatory is opened to the public for two hours most Wednesday nights.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lamar Smith’s climate change views win ‘Flat Earth’ award

Christmas elves, pirates and scientists gathered Monday to present climate change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, with a fake award from the “Flat Earth Foundation of Texas.”

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Rare supermoon eclipse in Central Texas skies on Sunday

WITH VIDEO | A full supermoon lunar eclipse – the first since 1982 and the last until 2033 — should be visible over Central Texas skies on Sunday.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

State, breeders clash over fatal deer disease

When a fatal, incurable disease was found among deer at a Medina County breeding facility, state wildlife officials moved quickly to limit its reach. But breeders say the state's cure might be worse than the disease, and...

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Behold: More stunning Texas Hill Country photos that resist description

The Hill Country Alliance’s annual photo contest attempts to bridge the disconnect between abstract ideals of environmental conservation and the very real consequences of failing to achieve those goals.

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