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Archive for May, 2014


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

San Marcos municipal judge to retire this month

SUBMITTED REPORT San Marcos Municipal Judge John P. Burke will retire at the end of June, the city’s spokesperson announced just after lunch today. The full statement from the city of San Marcos: Judge Burke has served as Judge of the Municipal Court the past eight years. Previous to service as municipal judge, Burke served

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Texas Cinema plans Alamo Drafthouse-style remake of downtown theater

Taking a page from Alamo Drafthouse’s playbook, Texas Cinema Corp. plans to overhaul the business model for its tiny downtown movie theater to offer beer and wine service and casual dining.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Bridge damaged in Halloween flood slated for repair

Repairs to the Green Acres Drive bridge over Wilson Creek in Precinct 3 will begin Tuesday, June 3. Driver should expect periodic one-lane traffic over the bridge through the end of June.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Tea Party’ conservatives win top GOP runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep....

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Not even blindness could stop Gen. ‘Stovepipe’

The Texan earned his nickname after tricking a Yankee colonel into surrendering an Indiana town with two ‘Quaker Guns,’ fake cannons fashioned from stovepipes and charred logs

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Six San Marcos seniors among CTMC scholarship recipients

Central Texas Medical Center awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten high school seniors from Hays and Caldwell counties — six of whom attend San Marcos schools — at a reception on May 13.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Council honors San Marcos High valedictorian, salutatorian

PHOTO: Mayor Pro Tem John Thomaides presents Outstanding Scholar Awards to San Marcos High School valedictorian Shelby Ingrid Scott and salutatorian Kristen Arianna Gallegos for their academic achievement.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Long primary campaigns culminate in today’s runoff elections

It started late last year and finally ends today. The primary election runoffs are topped by four particularly noisy and aggressive statewide Republican races, a couple more involving Democrats and about a dozen and a half legislative...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Live Feed: San Marcos P&Z to take advisory vote on La Cima tonight

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote today on whether to recommend that the city council re-open negotiations on the Lazy Oaks Ranch Development Agreement.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

‘I became a better me,’ says man acquitted in fatal stabbing at Allen Street party

WITH VIDEO | Former Bowie High School football standout Brelyn Sorrells spent more than 15 months in Hays County jail before being found not guilty of murdering 20-year-old Arthur Martinez at house party on Allen Street in...

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