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Archive for July, 2008

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Debt, declining revenues push Buda towards historic tax hike

Combining a $1.1 million revenue decrease with an $800,000 increase in debt service payments, Buda faces an eight-cent property tax rate increase on the proposed budget for next year.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

RSVP meets with Kiwanis

The Kiwanis of San Marcos held their weekly meeting at Grin’s Restaurant at noon on Thursday. The group led by President Pam Cook hosted speakers Stephen Doerr and Ted Wolber from the RSVP Of South Central Texas;...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Man faces up to life in prison for raping his niece

A jury found Keith Edward Holt, 51, guilty of four sexual assault charges and two counts of prohibited sexual contact with a minor.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Welcome back Bobcats kits for businesses available Aug. 1

San Marcos area businesses can receive free “Welcome Back Bobcats!” kits through a partnership among both area chambers and Texas State University. The kits are free for local businesses and contain valuable information about marketing to Texas...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Police Blotter – 07/31/08 will print updates of dropped charges or not guilty verdicts upon request. Send requests with appropriate documentation and working daytime phone number to or by fax to (512) 392-5132. •11:41 a.m. July 30. Criminal Mischief...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Filing begins for City Council

The filing period for candidates running for the San Marcos City Council in the November 4 general election began on July 27 and will continue through August 26, 2008. San Marcos voters will choose a mayor and...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

SMCISD seeking name nominations for new Elementary School

The 19th century English minister Charles H. Spurgeon admonished all people to “carve your name on hearts, not on marble,” for in his opinion, “a good character is the best tombstone.” While few may differ with Spurgeon’s...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

SMCISD classes start Monday, August 25: preparation underway for back-to-school

The 2008-2009 school year will begin in the San Marcos CISD on Monday, August 25. The following information can help parents prepare their children for a successful school year: Back-to-School campus events: o August 11 – San...

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Caldwell County family violence task force award nominations

Lockhart, TX – The Caldwell County Family Violence Task Force is a coalition of community organizations and individuals dedicated to educating the public about family violence. Our membership consists of victim services, law enforcement, prosecutors, juvenile and...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Texas State Signee Plays In 74th Texas Football All-Star Game

The Bobcats have to be so excited with the play of their incoming speedy wide receiver Darius Bolden from Cypress Falls in the Houston suburbs. The 6-0, 175 pound player and soon to be Bobcat was a...

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