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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

TxDOT foresees ‘negligible’ aquifer impacts from SH 45 SW

More than 600 people crowded into a south Austin high school cafeteria last week to weigh-in on a draft environmental report on Texas 45 Southwest, a controversial toll road that would connect the southern terminus of MoPac...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Downtown project closes University-LBJ intersection

The southeast portion of the University Drive/LBJ Drive intersection is closed this week — and is projected to remain closed for three weeks — as part of the city’s messy, long-running Downtown Reconstruction Project.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Stapp: Truck hit speeds of 60 mph before deadly crash

San Marcos police are awaiting autopsy results before identify the driver in a crash that killed two men early Monday but Rio Vista Terrace residents say it was 39-year-old Fabian Hernandez.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Two Hays County high school grads awarded GBRA scholarships

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority officials recently awarded 12 academic scholarships to graduates of eight area high schools, including two from Hays County.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Documentary premiere kicks off historical weekend

For the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gunboat. The documentary on Confederate war hero...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

San Marcos CISD to break ground on new pre-K center

San Marcos CISD officials will break ground today on a new pre-kindergarten campus at the site of the now-demolished old Bowie Elementary School.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

After years of wrangling, Hays County to officially open Jacob’s Well preserve

More than eight years after commissioners first appropriated $3 million in parks bond money to preserve a storied artesian spring near Woodcreek, Hays County will celebrate the grand opening of the Jacob’s Well Natural Area on Saturday,...

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fire damages 131-year-old Donalson Building downtown

San Marcos firefighters quickly doused a rooftop fire Tuesday afternoon that did minor damage to the 131-year-old building at the corner of Hopkins and LBJ in downtown San Marcos.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Kickstarter campaign aims to publish San Marcos-inspired children’s book

Hap Mansfield is trying to raise funds through crowdsourcing to print a sequel to “The Dark Possum,” a book she describes as a “love letter to nature”

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