Wednesday News Rundown (8-27-2014)

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By: Brittany Green
News Reporter

Texas State’s Facilities Department will be upgrading the electrical service at its power plant, resulting in a power outage at 10 p.m. tomorrow.  It will affect several buildings on campus but not dorms. The elevators within the affected buildings will be out of service during the three-hour power outage block. For any questions please contact the assistant director of utilities operations.

Today we celebrate the birthday of the 36th President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson, who would have been 106 today. The San Marcos LBJ Museum, located in The Square, in conjunction with Texas State’s political science department, is celebrating the legacy of the former president at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. David D. Shafer will discuss the relationship between Johnson and former president Truman.

Photo by Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

Beginning Friday through Monday, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing a zero tolerance towing policy for Labor Day weekend. This will be for parking violations in the area of County Road 226 and the Blanco River crossing located behind Ringtail Ridge Natural Area.

An estimated 15,000 gallons of untreated waste water spewed into the San Marcos River early this morning. Contractors were working on the Woodlands project on River Road when they broke one of two 20-inch waste water force mains from the main lift station to the San Marcos waste water treatment plant. Tom Taggart, executive director of public services, says the waste water that reached the river should not pose river quality concerns downstream.

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