Community Action to provide utility assistance opportunity
Residents of Hays County, along with those of Caldwell and Blanco counties, have an opportunity to sign up and receive utility bill assistance with the help of Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Dos Olivos Market makes a grand appearance in Harlingen
HARLINGEN – If you’re a fan of Spanish wine, olive oil and things rare to the Texas palate, you don’t have to travel across the ocean any longer. Dos Olivos Market just opened its doors at 6710 W. Expressway 83, and visitors poured in to sample the ambience and novelty of a market and restaurant with not only Spanish delicacies but Texas beer and barbecue. “Dos Olivos is an original marketplace that welcomes our guests and everyone to encounter a learning experience from wine, beer, menu,” said Rebecca Varela, co-owner. Carlos Armando Varela, importer and wholesale services manager for the Spanish products at Dos Olivos, eagerly gave explanations and demonstrations. “It’s definitely very high quality olive oil,” Dittman said.myrgv.com
University of Texas scientists: Crazy ants may have finally met their match
University of Texas scientists have discovered a way to ward off crazy ants, an invasive species known to drive out native insects and small animals and even damage homes.State of play: UT researchers found that a naturally occurring fungus can infect local populations of crazy ants without human intervention.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy it matters: Tawny crazy ants, first discovered near Houston, have infested parts of tnews.yahoo.com
DID A TORNADO TOUCH DOWN NEAR WIMBERLEY? National Weather Service is investigating potential tornado in severe storm
A report of a tornado in Wimberley kicked off a series of severe storms that ravaged the state of Texas.But even though the tornado in Wimberley was first reported by the National Weather Service at 5[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Population growth challenges Texas' Hill Country
Booming population growth, coupled with changing climate patterns, unslakable groundwater thirst and political challenges, leave the Texas Hill Country newly vulnerable. Driving the news: A recently released report from the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network reveals a region facing profound threats to its future. The network is a partnership of dozens of organizations working across an 18-county region of Central Texas to protect waterways, vistas and wildlife.Stay on top of the latest marknews.yahoo.com
A year after the electric grid failed, Texas focuses on reliability, not climate change
Transitioning sources of electricity to cleaner fuels is one of the best tools humanity has to fight climate change — which brings severe weather that taxes the grid. But a year after the winter storm, Texas leaders aren’t talking about decarbonizing.
TXST to host monthly innovation series
Texas State University will kick off the Texas State Innovation Series this week at The Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park with Paul O’Brien, CEO of MediaTech Ventures and facilita[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Get your sunny disposition on by planning your garden with ‘Heat It Up’ Blanket Flowers
Recently a post came across my Facebook that read today is January the 74th and by George, I agree and I want change. I need blanket flowers or gaillardias. Okay, I know February is too early, but let this serve notice: Start sourcing the award-winning ‘Heat It Up Blanket Flowers’ for spring planting.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcossanmarcosrecord.com
Austin-area man arrested for threatening to kill elections officials in Craigslist post, feds say
A Central Texas man who threatened to kill and “put a bullet in” Georgia election officials was arrested last week, becoming the first case charged by the Election Threats Task Force, the Justice Department said.
Trans kids and supporters say new Texas law will keep them out of school sports
Data shows less than half of LGBTQ youth participate in sports, and it’s predicted the number of transgender youth is even smaller. “This we know stokes fear, and it divides us.”Advocates for transgender youth say they are bracing for the impact of the law’s implementation and the heightened scrutiny of transgender youth and their bodies. Under the new law, a modified birth certificate would only be accepted if it was changed to correct a clerical error. Julia, who’s in the process of getting her gender marker changed on her birth certificate, said she had been optimistic that a new birth certificate would allow her to compete with other girls. I see it as other people’s problem,” she said of the Texas law.outinsa.com
VTX1 buys Georgetown internet provider
Wireless provider VTX1 Companies has acquired an internet service provider based in Georgetown, Texas, as the Raymondville-based firm continues to expand its footprint in the state. VTX1 announced it has purchased SOS Communications, which has been operating in central Texas since 2007. The SOS acquisition is the fourth in under five years for VTX1, which provides residential and commercial internet service, and expands the internet provider’s customer base to more than 37,000 clients. VTX1 currently occupies over 8,000 route miles of network facilities statewide, along with 279 fixed wireless towers. The SOS acquisition will expand VTX1’s service territory to approximately 46,500 square miles and grow their fixed wireless inventory by 18 percent, company officials said.myrgv.com
How a Texas songbird and its endangered status became the center of a fight over the Hill Country
Scientists say a study that estimated far more golden-cheeked warblers in Texas than previously thought has been attacked and taken out of context as the state and federal government battle over the bird’s endangered status.
“They are us. There’s no distinction”: Terror of synagogue standoff is no isolated incident to Texas Jewish leaders
News of Congregation Beth Israel hostages' safe escape is met with intense relief, but communities feel pain and fear over the latest in a series of antisemitic attacks and incidents in Texas and beyond.
Lawsuit: Central Texas city refused escort to protect Biden bus
An updated federal lawsuit alleges that police officials in San Marcos, Texas, refused to provide an escort for a Joe Biden campaign bus when it was surrounded by supporters of then-President Donald Trump on an interstate in October 2020.
In fast-growing Central Texas, redistricting sparks political reshuffling in upcoming statehouse and congressional races
The fast-growing region likely will see a considerable number of new state and federal lawmakers after the 2022 election. And in many cases, they will be representing districts whose boundaries have significantly shifted.
Republicans say Texas’ new political maps are “race blind.” To some voters of color, that translates as political invisibility.
With partisan fervor, Republicans drew new maps for Congress and the Legislature that dilute the power of voters of color. Now the lawsuits begin, as groups that feel marginalized battle for representation in the halls of power.