Tuesday News Rundown (8-26-14)

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by Angelica Cobos
News Reporter

San Marcos is pushing towards a new, greeber Interstate 35 corridor. Several organizations are coming together to focus on clean transportation, such as electric vehicles and alternative fuels. Tesla Motors chose the San Marcos Outlets as the location for its first Texas “Supercharger,” a free 30-minute quick-charging station for electric vehicles. Compressed Natural Gas 4 America also announced that it will build a four-lane Fast Fill Station in San Marcos.

water bottles on the ground
Photo by Veronika Kondratieva

San Marcos and the Edwards Aquifer are in Stage 4 drought restrictions still until further notice. Sprinklers are only allowed once every two weeks on specific days, and hand watering is only permitted before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. daily. Washing cars from home and water features are not allowed, and outdoor pools should be covered when not in use. The city will begin to monitor water usage more strictly in Stage 4 conditions. For more information, visit the San Marcos city website.

The City of San Marcos is reaching out to its residents to participate in the ASL Ice Water Bucket Challenge. The event will take place on Sept. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hays County Courthouse lawn. Participants should bring a bag of ice and a bucket. Water will be provided. Donations will also be accepted at the event.

The Museum of San Marcos and Texas State political science department wants to celebrate Lyndon Baines Johnson’s 106 birthday. The event will take place on Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. To keep an update of where the event will be held, follow Allie Ibarra on Twitter at @AllieKTSW, as she will bring you more coverage on LBJ birthday celebration.


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