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Sunday, December 15th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 12/15/13

You'll have a "gary" Christmas at Gary Floater's Annual Holiday High Christmas Ball at Cheatham Street Warehouse

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

San Marcos Tonight 11/24/13

The Triple Crown celebrates 17 years of great music all day and into the night...

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Audio: Another hot summer in Texas may bring rolling blackouts

In a new report, the state's electric grid operator has predicted another summer of above-average heat. And as Mose Buchele of KUT News reports for StateImpact Texas, that means Texans can expect another summer of close calls....

Friday, August 5th, 2011

State comes close to rolling blackouts

After more triple-digit temperatures and continued skyrocketing power demand, the Texas electric grid operator warned of a "high probability" of rolling blackouts, although as of 5 p.m. Thursday the danger appeared to have abated. The situation is...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The rolling chain of events behind Texas blackouts

A state senator says a chain reaction of problems involving the state's coal and gas plants appeared to be the cause — and wind plants were having trouble too. So far no blackouts have been ordered today....

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

ERCOT ends emergency blackouts

Power out at your house? You've got good company — 400,000 other Texans, as of noon today. But as of this afternoon, the lights (and heat) should be coming back on.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Blackouts roll through San Marcos

ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, ordered rolling power brownouts Wednesday in San Marcos and across Texas as part of a statewide response to heavy power demand caused by cold winter weather.