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Archive for July, 2011

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

With change in formula, school ratings drop across Texas

School accountability ratings are markedly lower across the state — with far fewer schools achieving the highest ratings than last year. Instead, most schools fall in the middle "acceptable" category. Many districts find themselves with lower ratings even though their student achievement has remained the same.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it...

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it...

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 07/27/11

A sampling of current listings of homes for sale in the Spring Lake Hills neighborhood in San Marcos and the Waterleaf subdivision in Kyle.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

High school vocalists honored at UT opera program

San Marcos High School vocalists Sam Heaton and Abby Bowers brought home honors from the University of Texas Butler School of Music Young Artist Opera program they attended this summer in Austin.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Robert Earl Keen to play Texas Music Theater

The creator of an acclaimed hybrid of country and folk, Robert Earl Keen will perform in San Marcos the night his new album, Ready for Confetti, is released.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

TABC authorizes city to restrict alcohol downtown

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has granted the San Marcos City Council’s request for the authority to prohibit open containers of alcohol and alcohol consumption in downtown outdoor areas.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Appeals court throws out suit challenging ACC election

A state appellate court on Wednesday dismissed a Kyle dentist's lawsuit challenging the validity of last November's election in which Hays CISD voters opted to join the Austin Community College taxing district.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

San Marcos library takes hit in state budget crunch

During the next two years, the San Marcos Public Library will receive less state funding, which may spell the end for some services and increase costs to local taxpayers if the city takes up the slack.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Worker dies in construction accident at Thermon

San Marcos police identified a construction worker killed in the collapse of a metal building frame Wednesday as Margarito Guardado Resinos, 34, a native of El Salvador.

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