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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Still battered from Ike, Texas’ Gulf Coast dreads the next storm

Galveston is still recovering from Hurricane Ike in 2008, one of the nation's deadliest hurricanes. Dilapidated homes and empty lots dot the streets. Nearly six years after the storm, though, lawmakers continue to grapple with preparation for the next big one.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Galveston oil spill excepted, Texas beaches getting cleaner

The tanker collision that sent up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil into Galveston Bay on Saturday has stirred major concerns about environmental impacts. But even as tar balls wash ashore this week, Texas’ beaches are far...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Galveston still healing 5 years after Hurricane Ike

Ike was directly responsible for at least 103 deaths, 17 of them in Texas. The storm caused more than $50 billion in damage, making it what probably was the costliest hurricane ever to hit the state, according...

Monday, September 12th, 2011

San Marcos declines Tanger Outlets plea for more advertising funds

For the first time, the city of San Marcos officials won’t grant money for Premium Outlets a joint advertising program and has slashed Tanger Outlets’ share of funds, saying the money is better spent promoting tourism in...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Special exhibits mark Wittliff Collections’ 25th anniversary

Texas State University is hosting an open house celebrating three exhibitions on display now for the Wittliff Collections’ 25th anniversary.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Diamond Line to perform before Nationals

The Diamond Line Dancers will have a "Show-Off" Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the San Marcos High School gym to perform their contest routines. The Miller Middle School Dancing Stars and Goodnight Middle School dance teams also...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

San Marcos gears up to celebrate Juneteenth

A cake walk, a parade, a charity cook-off and more are all scheduled as San Marcos prepares to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston to announce and enforce the Emancipation...

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

McCoys named Pro Dealer of Year

Home Channel News (HCN) named McCoy’s Building Supply of San Marcos as the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year during the annual Pro Dealer Industry Summit, held last week in Phoenix, AZ.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Juneteenth celebrations returning to San Marcos

Juneteenth, which commemorates the day slavery ended in Texas, will be celebrated in San Marcos from June 19-21.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Televisory: Ike's ire and Abe's body

The nastiest hurricane to hit Texas and one of the nation's most revered U.S. Presidents are two of the most stirring topics to be treated this week on television.