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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Texas State’s Sansom honored as ‘champion of the Gulf’

Andrew Sansom, executive director at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, has been named "Harte’s Heroes: Champions of the Gulf" by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Commentary: How to save Texas’ crumbling parks

ANDREW SANSOM, who leads the San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, writes in support of proposed legislation that would “firmly dedicate future appropriations of the sporting goods sales tax exclusively to state and local...

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Texas State receives major gift for water research

With plans Friday to rename Texas State University's River Systems Institute, the Texas State University System Board of Regents aims to recognize a Dallas-based philanthropic organization.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Letter to the editor: A vote against Rose

In this letter to the editor, Susan Cook of Driftwood says it's time to unseat Patrick Rose as the local state representative to the legislature and vote for Andrew Backus in the March 2 Democratic primary.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rose draws Democratic primary opponent

Four-term State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) has drawn an opponent in the March primary. Andrew Backus of Driftwood, a long-time Rose opponent in matters of local groundwater management, filed his intention to run with the Texas...

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legislators, HTGCD to try it again

While it remains to be seen if the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) and Hays County legislators can iron out their differences, a process began last week with a plan to bring together stakeholders selected by...

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Aquarena reunion to reunite generations

Texas State and its River System Institute will soon host an historic three-day reunion and celebration for former employees of Aquarena Springs Resort.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Rose, Texas State unveil river observation system

State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and Texas State have announced the start of the San Marcos River Observing System project at the Rivers Systems Institute. The project will develop a comprehensive monitoring program to enhance the...

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