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Monday, November 19th, 2012

What if Bush leapfrogged other Texas Republicans?

If you are, like many political journalists, a fight promoter at heart, you can make out faint rumblings about something bigger. What if George P. Bush wanted to run for governor in 2014?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Audio: Land commissioner touts desalination plant near Kyle or New Braunfels

Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, may bring to mind a plant on the coast sucking in salty seawater and dispensing fresh water. But Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has a plan to bring desalination...

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Texas State University to manage Christmas Mountains

A mountainous tract of West Texas land that has been a point of contention between the General Land Office and environmental groups will serve a new purpose — a research and educational area for university students.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Giberson subject of new 'Voices of Hays County'

Mary Giberson, co-author of People and Places In and Around Historic Buda, is the subject of the latest Hays County Historical Commission "Voices of Hays County" video. The newest in the oral history videos produced by HCHC...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

San Marcos council tables Alamo theater incentive

The San Marcos City Council tabled a $2.5 million "grant" Tuesday night for an Alamo Drafthouse to occupy the vacant Best Buy building at Springtown Mall. San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said the tabling was necessary because...