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Archive for October, 2011


Monday, October 31st, 2011

Hays County constable appointed to statewide commission

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for a term that expires Aug. 30, 2017. The commission ensures Texans are served by highly-trained and ethical law enforcement and corrections personnel through screening, developing and monitoring resources and setting standards.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Q&A: Wayne Becak on his San Marcos council bid

Retired banker WAYNE BECAK takes our questions about economic development incentives, the future of the San Marcos school district and a soon-to-be revived effort to ban smoking in public places.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

SMCISD asks public for help finding new head coach

San Marcos CISD wants public input before it begins seeking applicants to fill the district athletic director position.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Honor guard to lead city’s Veterans Day parade

Four local veterans, representing two branches of the U.S. military with service in three different war eras, will compose an honor guard that will lead the City of San Marcos’ 2011 Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m....

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Texas State School of Music announces November events

The Texas State University School of Music welcomes faculty, staff, students and members of the public to attend one or more of its diverse events taking place in November. Unless noted otherwise, all venues are located on...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

City council to consider plastic bag ban

The San Marcos City Council this week may take the first steps toward banning single-use plastic bags.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Poet Michael Dickman to give readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Michael Dickman, author of poetry collections The End of the West and Flies, will give a reading and book signing 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Texas State University and 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 11 at the...

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Texas State can’t overcome miscues as Bobcats fall to Northwestern State 23-10

Northwestern tailback Justin Aldredge’s 33-yard touchdown run with 4:45 left in the game gave Northwestern all the breathing it needed as the Demons spoiled Texas State’s Homecoming defeating the Bobcats 23-10 on Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat...

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

UPD investigates attempted sexual assault

An attempted sexual assault occurred the evening of Oct. 27 near the ponds between the J.C. Kellam building and Theater building on the Texas State campus, according to a UPD "timely warning" issued to students, faculty, and...

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Republican Taft puts too much stock in big turnout

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE As the presidential special sped him back to Washington on Oct. 26, 1909, William Howard Taft dared to dream of carrying the Lone Star State in 1912....

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