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Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Shafer resigns San Marcos CISD superintendency

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer at a special board meeting on Monday announced her impending resignation, effective Dec. 31.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Commentary: Rezoning away your rights

In this guest commentary, RYAN BRANNAN of the Texas Public Policy Foundation says, "Taking someone’s business or real property because it isn’t aesthetically pleasing, politically favored, or provide enough tax revenue is wrong -- whether accomplished through...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Hahn to offer art lessons starting this week

Popular local artist Veronique Hahn will begin offering art lessons at the Price Senior Center beginning September 1. The lessons will consist of art, history, culture and anthropology—which feature in her paintings as well as drawing and...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Bobcat soccer team looks to home opener

The Texas State soccer team is 1-2 as it prepares for its home opener Friday against California-Riverside. The Bobcats split two games last weekend at the Texas-El Paso Miners Classic.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HCSO extradites suspect in Buda murder

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) completed its extradition of Mark David Simmons, 51, last week, bringing back the prime suspect in the April murder of a Buda man. Simmons was booked into the Hays County Jail...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Snodgrass takes post at TAB

Phyllis Snodgrass, president of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking an executive position with the Texas Association of Business. Snodgrass will replace Art Roberts as vice president of chamber relations.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Politicians grandstand PEC

In this letter to the editor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) member and Johnson City resident Dave Collins says State Senator Troy Fraser and State Representative Patrick Rose are grandstanding about reforming the cooperative.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustee recovering after accident

San Marcos CISD trustee Jesse Ponce, Jr. was injured in a bicycling accident shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Ponce said an automobile clipped his back tire and drove off. The trustee was treated for head lacerations and...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Pedophile could get life in prison

Austin resident Jimmy Duran Lopez pled guilty to 18 counts of child sexual abuse last week and is expected to be sentenced to at least 25 years to life in prison for each count on Sept. 13,...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Shafer surprises trustees with resignation as school district superintendent

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer tendered a surprise resignation Monday night. School trustees said they were shocked, but voted to accept her resignation. Shafer said she needs to address family matters.

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