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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump’s firing of Comey

The two senators from Texas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was within the bounds of his authority to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district

The Legislature’s upper body passed legislation that would allow residents in counties along the San Marcos River to vote on whether to create a district that could charge tube rental and shuttle fees.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wells Fargo grant to boost renewable energy research at Texas State

A $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Clean Technology and Innovation grant program that funds leading edge research and innovation to advance clean energy solutions, will support renewable energy activities at Texas State University's STAR Park.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Wittliff Collections to open Sandra Cisneros archive with symposium

Texas State University will host a scholarly symposium on the works and career of Sandra Cisneros on Saturday, April 29 at The Wittliff Collections.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

LBJ Drive to close downtown for bike lane striping

If the weather permits, North LBJ Drive will be closed to traffic at 3 a.m. Sunday, April 2 between San Antonio and Hopkins Streets for bike lane pavement marking.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

League holding reception for San Marcos school board candidates

The League of Women Voters of Hays County will host a meet-and-greet reception for San Marcos CISD trustee candidates at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Great Texas River Cleanup volunteers clear 15,000 pounds of trash

The 32nd Annual Great Texas River Clean Up was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from coming out March 4 to pick up almost 15,000 pounds of trash and recyclable litter from the San Marcos...

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Should ‘made in Texas’ mean 100 percent Texas grapes? Texas grape growers split on Jason Isaac’s wine bill

A bill in the state Legislature would require that Texas-labeled wines be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Texas State Opera Theatre stages Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Texas State University’s Opera Theatre will present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5.

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