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Archive for the May 5th, 2010

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Does ‘cite and release’ work? No one knows

Last year, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office began a “cite and release” program to free up space in the overcrowded county jail. But in the following 12 months, no one has tracked how many citations have been issued, making it almost impossible to determine if the program has been a success or a failure.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Council rejects $40K vehicle for fire chief

The San Marcos City Council declined to purchase a $40,000 half-ton hybrid pick-up for Fire Chief Les Stephens last month after Councilmember Ryan Thomason pulled the item from the consent agenda.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

With additions, KPD still short staffed

The Kyle City Council approved the addition of four police officers last month, but police staffing in Kyle remains low next to statewide averages and comparable cities.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Bobcats fall hard at Rice

Totaling five hits at No. 25 Rice Wednesday, the No. 29 Texas State baseball team absorbed a 16-2 loss to the Owls in a game that was rescheduled after it was rained out on Feb. 23.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Hernandez student goes to Texas geographic bee semis

Hatta Misra, a Hernandez Elementary School fifth grader, recently competed as a semifinalist in the 2010 Texas Geographic Bee. While he did not progress to the state level, he had an exciting time and enjoyed the competition.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Hays-Caldwell Women's Center will host auction

The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center will host two auctions, one silent, one not-so-silent at the City of San Marcos Conference center. Dream vacations, Kayak and fishing gear and U.S. flags flown over Iraq are just a few of...