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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New leaders hope to burnish Laredo’s checkered image

After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

San Marcos Arts Commission honors advocates

The San Marcos Arts Commission honored individuals and groups who have contributed to the arts in San Marcos at its annual arts advocacy reception last month at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

La Belle makes final voyage from mud to museum

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | LaSalle’s 17th century French warship goes on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

‘Raisin’ Cane’ pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance

Texas State University’s Encore Performing Arts Series will host a single staging of “Raisin’ Cane: a Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,” a touring show starring actress-director Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio.

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Kyle police look for man who robbed bank Monday morning

Kyle police are looking for a man who robbed a bank this morning in the H-E-B Plus store, 5401 S. FM 1626.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Prada Marfa escapes dismantling with state law loophole

WITH SLIDESHOW | The foundation that maintains the quirky art installation outside of Marfa found a way around state regulations that threatened its closure by getting classified as an art museum, officials confirmed Friday.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping at Walmart

On Sept. 7, the father of two young girls, aged 10 and 11, reported to police that at about 9 p.m. a man approached his 11-year-old daughter as they shopped at the Wal-Mart store located at 1015...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Texas buys coastal ranch with oil spill money

WITH PHOTO GALLERY | Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation...

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