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Archive for July, 2014


Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing an interactive map of San Marcos construction

MERCURY PRO | In a new feature we will update at the end of each month, we’ve plotted new construction — residential and commercial — on an interactive map. We’ve also assembled the data in a searchable, sortable table.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Carbon monoxide claims man’s life, injures another in unrelated incidents

San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell has issued a warning about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide in confined spaces suspected in two separate incidents that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another within...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Firefighters pull dead worker from underground chamber at fish hatchery

The San Marcos police and fire departments are at the scene of a fatal industrial accident at the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery, 507 Staples Road in San Marcos.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Norman N. Coulter, 1930 to 2014

Services for Norman N. Coulter, 84, of Wimberley will be held Wednesday, July 30 in Wimberley followed by burial on Thursday, July 31 in Sinton.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reproach Mayhew for role in cheerleader ‘drama’

San Marcos CISD board members delivered a mild rebuke to fellow trustee Paul Mayhew on Monday following a weeks-long investigation into allegations that he pulled rank to keep his daughter on the high school varsity cheer team.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Hotel king Hilton got his start in Texas

Conrad Hilton was looking to buy a bank when stepped off the train at Cisco in 1919. When he couldn’t find a room, he bought his first hotel instead.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

National foundations pledge $488K for Bastrop art center, sculpture garden

A collaboration of national nonprofit organizations has awarded the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild a $488,800 grant to help covert the century-old Powell Cotton Seed Mill into the Lost Pines Art Center & Sculpture Garden.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Child protective board collecting toner, ink cartridges for fundraiser

The Hays County Child Protective Board is collecting used toner and ink cartridges to raise money for basic needs like diapers, car seats, clothing, bedding, school supplies and medical care.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Matthew Wayne McCoy, 1967 to 2014

A celebration of life for Matthew W. McCoy, 46, of Dripping Springs will be held Wednesday, July 30 in Dripping Springs.

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