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Monday, December 19th, 2011

Austin-San Marcos meets ozone regs with no room to spare

The Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which include San Marcos, barely avoided violating federal ozone air quality standards this year, and the city itself experienced at least five days with unhealthy ozone levels.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

TCEQ invites Central Texans to Thursday environmental summit

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has invited Texans living and working along the Austin/San Antonio I-35 corridor to attend the first Central Texas Environmental Summit this week. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Texas vs. EPA permitting battle intensifies

The legal wrangling between Texas and the federal government over the state's air-pollution permitting system for big industrial plants is intensifying, as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a brief in a federal court on Monday defending...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Public hearing on proposed changes to county’s septic regs

The Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. to discuss proposed changes to the county’s on-site sewage facility (OSSF) regulations. The hearing will be held during the regular Commissioners...

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Buie tract plan conjures criticism

Strong criticism has exploded at both the San Marcos City Council and the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) over a proposed development on the Buie Tract adjacent to the Franklin Square, Oak Heights, and Westover...

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Martindale development spurs water protests

Two river protection organizations and residents of three local counties are protesting a developer's pumping of San Marcos River water during drought conditions for a future private lake community near Martindale.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Regional governments start 'Big Push'

Central Texas, including San Marcos, will be designated a "non-attainment" area with the Environmental Protection Agency if ozone levels in September and October miss the federal standards.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Mattis: ‘Kyle drinking water is safe’

Kyle officials say their drinking water is safe, though residents near Gregg-Clarke Park are advised to find alternative sources for their young children.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Major study underway on Wimberley’s Cypress Creek

The River Systems Institute at Texas State University is in the process of coordinating a major study on the Cypress Creek watershed in and around Wimberley.

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