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Archive for July, 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Mercury, SMLN announce merger

Parent companies of the most widely read news sources in San Marcos — SanMarcosMercury.com and SanMarcosLocalNews.com — have merged effective this week in a new venture with Barton Publications Inc.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

SMCISD pregnancy rate hits record low

Teen pregnancy rates at San Marcos CISD have hit a record low, declining 42 percent from a high set in 2006.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

County recognizes non-agriculture 4-H participants

The Hays County Commissioners Court recently recognized young people who participate in 4-H programs other than the conventional programs like agriculture. “4-H is much more than raising and showing livestock,” the county's agriculture extension agent said.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 07/20/11

A sampling of current listings for homes for sale in the Willow Creek subdivision in San Marcos.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Drought has Hays County farmers fighting for survival

Farmers in and near Hays County are harvesting a meager, drought-scorched crop of corn this month, and they’re praying against the odds that rain will come and save the area’s other cash crop, cotton.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Texas seeks clearance for redistricting maps

Texas bypassed the Obama administration's Department of Justice on Tuesday, opting to ask a panel of federal judges in Washington, D.C., to review the state's new maps for congressional, legislative and State Board of Education districts.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

City council approves incentives for wind and solar power

Tuesday, city councilmembers approved $5,000 incentive payments and permit fee waivers to city utility customers who install renewable energy-based electricity generators.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Social art exhibit gives voice to displaced, refugee families

A road trip four years ago across the Texas/Mexico border inspired Jason Reed, associate professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, to change the perception of the Southwest with social art project...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Texas State physical therapy program acquires arm robot

The Balance and Gait Training Program at Texas State University is set to become one of the top centers for rehabilitation training in the state with the acquisition of the InMotion Arm Robot.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Considering run for Congress, Isaac says he’s focused on current job

State Rep. Jason Isaac, widely thought to be considering a run for Congress in the newly redrawn district 25, says he is focused on keeping a seat in the Legislature he has held for a scant seven...

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