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Archive for April, 2012


Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Tennis boosters holding barbecue, garage sale

The San Marcos CISD Tennis Booster Club is holding its annual giant garage sale and barbecue on Saturday, April 28 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 1701 Hunter Road.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Latino directors redefine Texas films

Filmmaker Pablo Veliz has screened his work at the Sundance Film Festival and gotten “the call” from Hollywood. But his heart and, more important, the stories he wants to tell remain in South Texas.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Neighbors often kill low-income housing efforts

Plans to build a low-income apartment complex for seniors in one of San Antonio’s most fashionable neighborhoods had been posted for barely a week in January when the fury began.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Traffic Report: 04/22/12 to 04/28/12

A rundown of construction or events expected to affect traffic in San Marcos this including lane closures on FM 1966 east of town.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Falling aquifer triggers Stage 1 water restrictions

The city of San Marcos will re-enter Stage 1 water restrictions on Monday, April 23 as the Edwards Aquifer continues to decline due to insufficient rain and high aquifer demand.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Texas State construction totals more than half-billion dollars

As Texas State University continues setting enrollment records and is quickly exceeding projected population numbers, it’s undertaking a massive construction program totaling more than $600 million.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

City considers converting River Road car lanes to bike use

The city is holding a public hearing Monday evening about the possibility of removing two automobile lanes on East River Road and adding a center turn lane and bike lanes each direction.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: Respect for freedom of conscience missing in Hays County

As reported by The Mercury a few days ago, Hays County Commissioner candidate Sam Brannon refused to stand and participate in the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of a Commissioners Court meeting about a year ago.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Texas Board of Education approves new math standards

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Saturday workshops will help shape San Marcos’ masterplan

How will we keep San Marcos a vibrant and livable city? How do you want San Marcos to grow?

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