I-35 exit ramp closures planned near outlet malls for Black Friday shopping
Two Interstate 35 exit ramps will be closed in San Marcos during the upcoming Black Friday weekend.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News Black Friday, SAN MARCOS, Outlet Mall, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Anti-begging, soliciting signage approved by Kyle City Council
To eliminate begging and solicitation at the intersection of Interstate 35 and FM 1626, Kyle City Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution to coordinate with the Texas Department of Transportation to install signs.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
TxDOT cuts ribbon on I-35 at Posey Road project
Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation, Hays County and City of San Marcos gathered to celebrate the completion of the Interstate 35 at Posey Road project.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Foodie Friday: El Golfo de Mexico
Just off Interstate 35 sits a quaint yet vibrantly colored Mexican restaurant specializing in seafood. El Golfo de Mexico dishes up a wide variety of seafood dishes inside the sea-themed restaurant.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Preventing wrong-way crashes begins with vigilance, experts say
Multiple people reported a wrong-way driver on I-35 in Downtown San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend, one of several incidents of the dangerous behavior. While there were no reports of injuries caused by this driver, often that isn’t the case.
The Journey Continues: Labor Day
This week starts with a Monday holiday — Labor Day. I am moved by all the hard work ongoing in San Marcos. As I watch new construction of homes and apartments, see critical road work on Interstate 35 and enjoy the fruits of laborers in restaurants, I see that some things never change… It is hard work and getting tired that keeps America's economy strong.[San Marcos, TX] [Hayssanmarcosrecord.com
Local car dealerships face shortages driven by chip shortage
Drive down Interstate 35 and take a gander at most automotive dealerships and what you’ll see is a veritable parking lot, almost void of cars, trucks and SUVs.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Foodie Friday: Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse
If you travel north on Interstate 35 to Kyle and head down Kohler’s Crossing you’ll find a pizza place nestled into a trendy, beautiful shopping strip, the likes of which is not seen anywhere else in [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
SWAT situation shuts down I-35 frontage road, suspect in custody
San Marcos police and Hays County SWAT surrounded the Days Inn on Tuesday. Law enforcement shutdown the southbound Interstate 35 frontage road at Hopkins Street for approximately an hour.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Live COVID-19 updates: Attorney General Ken Paxton takes the state's mask mandate ban to the Texas Supreme Court
COVID-19 is surging again in Texas. Hospitalizations are increasing faster than at any other time. Local officials and school leaders are rebelling against Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Here’s the latest.
CONSTRUCTION COMING: TxDOT breaks ground on Interstate 35 at SH 123 project
With cars whizzing by on Interstate 35, the Texas Department of Transportation broke ground on its upcoming I-35 at State Highway 123 project in San Marcos.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Construction set to begin on I-35 at SH 123
Serving as the backbone of the regional and national transportation network with 155,000 vehicles traveling through Interstate 35 each day, construction plans have been made for I-35 at State Highway 123 in San Marcos. [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Rebates, incentives aim to lure more truckers to SH 130 toll road
Interstate 35 has often been called the Main Street of Texas and has the traffic to prove it. And that increasing congestion, along with new rebates, has officials hoping freight companies will take another look at the privately-operated stretch of SH 130.
Protesters who obstruct emergency vehicles could face felony charges under bill advanced in Texas House
<figcaption> Demonstrators blocked traffic and marched past vehicles on Interstate 35 in Austin last year during a protest against police violence. Under a Texas House bill, obstructing roadways in a way that hinders emergency vehicles would become a felony. <cite>Credit: Courtesy of Tamir Kalifa</cite> </figcaption>
Austin voters appear poised to reinstate city’s ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections
<figcaption> An encampment site underneath the Interstate 35 overpass in Austin in 2019. Austin voters will decide a proposition that could reinstate a ban on public homeless encampments. <cite>Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune</cite> </figcaption>
John Cornyn and Eddie Bernice Johnson jointly file legislation to help weatherize Texas’ electrical grid
<figcaption> An aerial view of northbound Interstate 35 at Stassney Lane in South Austin after a severe snow storm in February that caused massive power outages. A new congressional bill would help Texas companies weatherize electricity infrastructure. <cite>Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune</cite> </figcaption>
SAPD urges drivers to avoid I-35, Zarzamora due to ‘active situation with an individual’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department is asking motorists to avoid the area of Interstate 35 and Zarzamora Street while officers work “an active situation with an individual.”According to SAPD, the north and southbound lanes of I-35 at Zarzamora will be closed for an unknown period of time as officers work the incident. “We are asking everyone to please find an alternate route and avoid this area,” a news release said. Please check back for updates on when the situation is resolved and traffic returns to normal.
TribCast: What's next for Texas after last week's winter storm?
An aerial view of Interstate 35 in Austin after a severe snow storm hit the state. (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) On this week's TribCast, Matthew talks with Ross, Alana and Erin about the political fallout from the winter storm and what the state might do to prevent future widespread power outages.
At least six people experiencing homelessness died during the winter storm. That number could rise.
Advocates for people experiencing homelessness suspect he froze to death. He was one of at least six people experiencing homelessness that died during last week’s devastating winter storm and subsequent power outages. Some advocates worry that more deaths of people experiencing homelessness might become known as days go by. AdEric Samuels, executive director of the Texas Homeless Network, said people who work with Texans experiencing homelessness are repeatedly expressing anger at the situation. According to Samuels, four other deaths of people experiencing homelessness have been reported: two in Fort Worth, one in Austin and one in Abilene.
Rolling power blackouts in effect across Texas as massive winter storm drives demand for electricity
A major winter storm affected the entire state of Texas. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas TribuneSign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas’ electrical grid operator is implementing rolling blackouts across most of the state Monday after a massive winter storm brought unprecedented demand for electricity and forced multiple power-generating units offline. On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for all 254 counties. The grid operator also said it would provide an update at 10:30 a.m. Central time Monday.
BCSO deputies seize tiger on Southwest Side property, owner cited
SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a tiger was found on a property on the Southwest Side, according to authorities. When deputies went to investigate, they found the wild animal, which is illegal to have in the county and the city of San Antonio. That person said he took the tiger back to its owner on the North Side, where there are also “several other tigers,” San Antonio police said Saturday. AdOther prohibited exotic animals in Bexar County and San Antonio include wolves, leopards, lions, crocodiles and bears, among others. Here’s an expanded list of prohibited animals in Bexar County, according to an order from the Commissioners Court:Prohibited animals in Bexar County, according to an order from the Commissioners Court.
San Marcos police called to more than 12 ice-related crashes on I-35 Saturday
SAN MARCOS – San Marcos police responded to more than 12 ice-related crashes on Interstate 35 early Saturday morning. According to officials, no one was seriously injured in the crashes, but officials are now urging drivers to slow down and avoid traveling due to ice on bridges and roadways throughout the city. SMPD says that bridges on Wonder World Drive, west of I-35, have reopened after being closed due to “slick conditions.”Police shut down I-35 shortly after 4:30 a.m. and diverted traffic to access roads. The interstate was treated for ice and reopened just before 6:30 a.m., police say. “Winter weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend so stay off the roadways if possible.
Gov. Greg Abbott maintains hard line against cuts to city police budgets, remains silent on reform proposals
Austin police officers gathered on Interstate 35 during a protest against police brutality after the death of George Floyd. The Republican governor’s continuing ire over police funding is largely focused on the state’s capital city of Austin. The cuts were approved by the city’s progressive city council after community demands for changes in policing following the deaths of Mike Ramos and George Floyd last year. Abbott has since spent much of his time proposing several legislative measures to force the city to reverse its funding decision. Last year, Abbott said he was committed to working with Floyd’s family on legislation, and even floated the possibility of a George Floyd Act at the Legislature.
Car clips 18-wheeler, rolls over on I-35, police say
SAN ANTONIO – Four men traveling in a sedan on Interstate 35 escaped serious injury following a rollover crash late Thursday night, San Antonio police said. The crash happened just before midnight on I-35 near the Starlight Terrace exit on the city’s Northeast Side. According to police, the car was heading northbound and was weaving between 18-wheelers when it clipped one and rolled into another. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call. To view more on the current weather conditions, click here.