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Monday, October 27th, 2014

San Antonio awaits arrival of Phil Collins’ Alamo collection

More than 200 artifacts tied to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo will return to San Antonio — some for the first time in 178 years — this week, courtesy of British rock star Phil Collins. It is a significant step in a planned transformation for the state's historical site.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Perry baptized anew in historic creek

As he ponders whether to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry has renewed his faith by getting baptized in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston, the first president of the...

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Early Texans settled their differences with duels

They fought to the death for family honor — or even just the best steaks

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Texas State to remove bur oak tree at River House

A bur oak tree growing in the parking lot of the River House on the Texas State University campus is at critical risk of failure and will be removed on Feb. 11.

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Texas State professor selected to board of Humanities Texas

Texas State's Jesus De la Teja brings a wealth of knowledge to his selection as a board member for Humanities Texas. He is chair of the History Department at Texas State.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

San Marcos residents rise against EAA fees, fines

San Marcos residents, saying they are being unfairly imposed upon by the Edwards Aquifer Authority, have formed an opposition group after learning that they had to buy water rights to pump from wells they had owned for...

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Jack C. Hays movie gets one more free screening

Popular demand to see "Captain Jack," the film documenting the life of Jack C. Hays done by the Hays County Historical Commission, has led to a second screening of the movie at Dripping Springs City Hall.