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Friday, October 12th, 2012

Why Longhorns owe their survival in part to Oklahoma

It might not be the safest week to mention this, but here goes: The Texas longhorns owe their survival in large part to Oklahoma.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Austin Critics’ Table lauds musical theatre’s ‘Oklahoma!’

Texas State University's theatre and dance department recently won the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Musical Production for its rendition of “Oklahoma!” This is the first time a Texas State production has won this award.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic ‘Oklahoma!’ blows in to Texas State

The Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance present the musical production, Oklahoma!, Nov. 11-12 and 15-19 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., and 1 and 7 p.m....

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Hays County rebuffed in bid for LCRA utilities

If the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors takes a recommendation from its staff, Hays County and other central Texas governments and water suppliers will be out of the running to purchase the authority’s water and...

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Council names three city manager finalists

The San Marcos City Council has named three finalists for the city manager position. All three are presently city managers. They are Jim Nuse of Round Rock, Jeffrey Howell of Kilgore and Scott Moore of Peoria, IL.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The Weekend: America's Birthday, fireworks, music and more

It's America's birthday, so fireworks will explode like neon blossoms, broncs will be busted, calves will be roped, music will play and pics will be nicked as the barbecue sizzles. Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Weekend: A natural for music, food and even migratory birds

The Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival may get damp, but it will never sound soggy. Among the other delights for the weekend are hiking, a salute to the past century of music, and much more.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Bobcats aim for conference track meet

The Texas State women's track and field team has finished either first or second at the Southland Conference track meet in each of the last ten years. The Bobcats will try to win it this weekend as...

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Local musician Gouveia to appear on FOX 29 in San Antonio

San Marcos, Oklahoma and United Kingdom musician Lata Gouveia will appear on FOX 29 in San Antonio Friday morning to discuss his debut album and a documentary he's making with San Marcos film maker Matthew Lochman about...

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Bobcats open track season Saturday at A&M

The Texas State men's and women's track and field teams open up the 2010 season Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station. The afternoon session starts at 1 p.m. in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium,...

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