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Archive for April, 2012


Friday, April 20th, 2012

Texas unemployment rate drops, economy adds jobs

Texans have received more good news on the state's economy: 10,900 jobs were added in March, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent from 8 percent at the same time last year, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Tim O’Brien to give reading at Wittliff Collections

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University will host a readings and book signings from award-winning author Tim O’Brien at 3:30 p.m. April 24.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Tejano Democrats endorses Doggett over Latina opponents

Hays County Tejano Democrats has endorsed U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in his primary race against two Latinas, State Rep. Sylvia Romo and activist Maria Luisa Alvarado.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hays County adopts parks, natural areas masterplan

About a year in the making, the Hays County Parks, Open Spaces and Natural Areas Master Plan, a 10-year guide for parks and preservation in unincorporated areas of the county, has been approved by the commissioners court.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

New report questions Texas’ higher ed priorities

A new study on Texas’ higher-education policy released this week lays out the tough choices that state lawmakers are facing and throws some cold water on one of their prize programs: the initiative to create more tier-one...

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sam Brannon refuses to pledge U.S. flag

Sam Brannon, the gypsy politician who is running for Hays County Commissioner, refuses to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag, saying it is a matter of personal conscience.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

GOP group holding candidate forum

The San Marcos Area Republican Texans group is holding a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Weekend: 04/21/12 to 04/22/12

A rundown of entertainment in and around San Marcos this weekend including Mutt Strutt, Earth Day and Blanco Vista's Texas 2-Step family festival.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Texans celebrate 50th anniversary of San Jacinto

This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE In towns big and small across the Lone Star State, old and young came together on Apr. 21, 1886 to celebrate a very special San Jacinto Day....

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Sales tax receipts up double digits in San Marcos, Kyle

Retail sales in February fueled a monthly increase in sales tax receipts over the previous year’s collections by 17.65 percent, generating $1,514,592 for the city of San Marcos's coffers.

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