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Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Hays County signs on to watershed protection pact

Hays County commissioners approved an interlocal agreement and kicked in $3,000 last week to develop a plan for protecting the Upper San Marcos River Watershed. The agreement awaits signatures from the City of San Marcos and Texas...

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Weekend: A whole messtival of festivals, and a good bit else, besides

Festivals, fairs and shows. The weekend is stuffed to bursting with them. And then, there's more good music than you can shake a stick at, if you had a stick you wanted to shake at something.

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Trebek to give Grosvenor lecture

Popular game show host Alex Trebek, best known as host of Jeopardy!, will give the 2010 Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University on April 21.

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Spring Lake water protection moves forward

Three local entities -- San Marcos, Hays County and Texas State -- recently formalized their intention to cooperate on a protection plan for the Upper San Marcos Watershed, including Spring Lake. Texas State River Systems Institute (RSI)...

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...

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Doggett to speak at Earth Day celebration

U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will be among those speaking at Texas State's annual Aquarena Earth Day Celebration Saturday.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Doggett to keynote Earth Day festivities

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be the keynote speaker at Texas State University's 3rd Annual Aquarena Earth Day Celebration on the shores of Spring Lake, the San Marcos River headwaters.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

RSI launches water consortium

The River Systems Institute (RSI) at Texas State is combining with other water reseachers in the region to form a consortium for better grasp of water issues in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.