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Archive for September, 2010


Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Commissioners cut budget, maintain tax rate

Hays County Commissioners backed off a plan to increase property taxes Tuesday, voting to maintain the property tax rate of 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value. The commissioners made their deadline to set the budget and tax rate with two days to spare.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

After 'ups and downs,' Nuse moves forward

As of last Thursday, Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse didn't want to pursue the city manager vacancy in San Marcos. Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council selected Nuse as the new city manager. "There are...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

North Hays Community Expo could be a hit for job seekers

Job seekers may be interested in the North Hays Community Expo on Oct. 7 from 3-7 p.m at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle, 979 Kohler's Crossing.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Texas Citrus Fiesta costumes to be presented at Texas State

Thursday at 2 p.m., the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State will present a collection of costumes from the Texas Citrus Fiesta. The presentation will also serve as an inauguration of the fashion merchandising...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

New banner lauds San Marcos CISD

A new banner announcing San Marcos CISD as a Texas Education Agency recognized district will be greeting San Marcos residents as it makes its rounds. Currently, the banner spans LBJ Drive across from Compass Bank, 300 South...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Texas State football coach Brad Wright adresses Bear Club

Texas State's head football coach Brad Wright was recently the guest speaker at the monthly San Marcos Academy (SMA) Bear Club Meeting. He spoke of his ties to the area and, of course, football.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

McCarty Lane on schedule to open in mid-November

Construction of East McCarty Lane is progressing on schedule, with the roadway set to open on Saturday, Nov. 13, weather permitting.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hays County holds the line on tax rate as judge candidates take aim

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday adopted the 2011 County budget of approximately $243 million — a number inflated by several big-ticket construction projects and debt service.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

‘What Can You do with a Paleta?’ wins Children’s Book Award

The book What Can You Do with a Paleta?, written by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales, has been named the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award recipient for works published in 2008-09.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Keep San Marcos Beautiful concert series starts Thursday

SUBMITTED REPORT Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Tall Man Records will host the first of a fall concert series on Thursday, September 30. The series will be highlighting an array of musical talent, art vendors and eco...

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