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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Traces of anxiety drugs may make fish act funny

Scientists at a Swedish university are publishing a study in Science magazine that maintains exposing perch to traces of the anti-anxiety drug benzodiazepine had an observable effect on the fish. The drug levels mimicked those found in downstream from a wastewater treatment plant.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

‘Magical vagabond’ Steve Poltz at Cheatham Street on Monday

Poltz is a magiacal vagabond ragamuffin troubador who is almost always on tour and has been for the last 15 years. One of the original Rugburns, a music sub-cult favorite band, Poltz set out on his own...

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Carolyn Wonderland to play Cheatham Street tonight

Friday the 13th has that dreadful reputation of being bad luck but it will turn into your lucky day if you go out to see Carolyn Wonderland at the Cheatham Street Warehouse that night.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Colin Beavan to speak at Strahan Coliseum

Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man, the Texas State Common Experience text for 2010, will speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Strahan Coliseum. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Noted author ZZ Packer to read at Porter House

The Katherine Anne Porter House at 508 Center Street in Kyle will present a reading by ZZ Packer on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The event is cosponsored by the Texas State University Department of English. The...