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Archive for November, 2007

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

WIC office in Seguin moving

On Tuesday, December 4th, the Seguin WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Program) office will begin operating at its new site, located at 1409 N. Hwy 123 Bypass in Sendero Plaza. The current office, located at 1500 E. Court Street, will permanently close at 11:30am on Thursday, November 29th. The Seguin WIC phone number will remain

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Texas State grad student Marc Speir wins Austin film contest

From Texas State University Marc Speir, Texas State University-San Marcos mass communication graduate student, was one of six winners in the annual “Filming Austin’s Lives” contest hosted by KLRU-TV and News 8 Austin. This year’s theme was...

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLOG: Deck the halls with holiday sales

By PHYLLIS HUNT The economy seems to be picking up and most forecasters expect this to be a jollier holiday for retailers. Even with rumors of economic downturns, experts are forecasting strong Christmas sales in the month...

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Council gives initial ok to modest tax break for elderly homeowners

With an exemption increase given preliminary approval, San Marcos' senior citizens will get some property tax relief.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

City asks to use Cape Road bridge funds for McCarty

The city may use money planned for replacing one of the worst bridges in the state for another project. But it’s not as sinister as it sounds.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Police find stolen diamonds

Suspects who officials say grabbed rings and ran from two San Marcos stores located later by investigators who expect arrests soon. From the city of San Marcos San Marcos Police recovered three stolen diamond rings and anticipate...

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

GUEST COLUMN: Parks mean 'green' in more than one way

BY JOHN THOMAIDES As a proponent of parks, green space and bike/pedestrian facilities I was surprised and pleased to hear a leading economist praise them for their contribution to economic development. This past week I attended the...

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Prather statement recount

Uncanvassed results after this morning’s manual recount. Bose — 1,306 Prather — 1,303 Statement from Jude Prather I want to congratulate Mr. Bose on his re-election. I said when I started running that I want to be...

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

In development

Newstreamz San Marcos is in development with a planned official launch of Jan. 1. Please send comments or suggestions to

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Scholar to lecture on Latin American journalism

From Texas State University Claudia Mellado-Ruiz, an international Fulbright scholar and professor of social communication at the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, will present two speeches on contemporary issues in Latin American journalism at Texas State University....

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