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Archive for January, 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sheriff’s office now says dead man found inside home after SWAT standoff

In a bizarre twist, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office now says they found the body of a dead man in a Crest Circle Drive house yesterday evening following a five-hour standoff.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Half of Texas households ‘financially insecure,’ study says

In Texas, 49.8 percent of households lack enough savings to pay for three months of basic expenses in case of a crisis such as a job loss, according to a new study.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Inaugural STEM Fair opens Saturday

Local partners in the Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results organization (SOAR) and the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University will be hosting San Marcos’ inaugural STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SOAR) Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m....

Friday, January 31st, 2014

More border apprehensions, but spotlight shifts from Mexico

The number of immigrants apprehended while attempting to cross the United States' southern border rose last year, but most of the increase can be attributed to immigrants coming from countries other than Mexico.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

San Marcos business icon Sac-N-Pac bought out by Corpus Christi company

Corpus Christi-based Susser Holding Corp., the parent company of the Stripes convenience store chain, has completed its acquisition of San Marcos-based Sac-N-Pac and its correlative fuel supplier.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Bartee Haile: Young Howard Hughes goes to Hollywood

After two years of battling censors and teasing the public with a titillating ad campaign, Howard Hughes premiered his much-anticipated western “The Outlaw” at a San Francisco theater on Feb. 4, 1943.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Interactive: Will Carson Properties’ mid-rise dwarf downtown San Marcos?

If these renderings tell the tale, a nine-floor building won't look as tall as it sounds

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Bobcat women split two games

The Texas State women's basketball team split its games in the Sun Belt Conference during the past week and remains tied for fourth place.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Rattler boys still battling despite loss

Despite everything, like a 1-5 district record and a disappointing loss Tuesday night, the San Marcos High School boys basketball team remains in contention for a playoff spot.

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