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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Updated: SMCISD negotiating with developer on Lamar Annex sale [PRO]

FULL ACCESS FOR MERCURY PRO MEMBERS | San Marcos CISD trustees voted Monday evening to move forward with the sale of the Lamar Annex property to a Pennsylvania real estate developer.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Update: Missing teen found hanging out with 18-year-old man

San Marcos police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager, 15-year-old Cassidy Jae Castro, who was last seen in the 100 block of Autumn Cove in San Marcos about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Police...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Beekeeping takes flight in Central Texas

Apiarists like Ewing and Sabra Brown hope to turn honey and beeswax into a source of retirement income.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

SMCISD trustees ponder sale of old high school, Coronal Institute site [PRO]

San Marcos CISD trustees today will consider offers to buy the Lamar Annex property, a 5.2-acre tract situated about ⅓ mile from the courthouse square and ½ mile from the heart of Texas State University’s campus.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

San Marcos CISD names new finance chief

Karen Griffith, an administrator in the Kingsville school district since 2001, has been hired as San Marcos CISD’s assistant superintendent for business and support services.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Robinson to take charge of Hays CISD’s Buda Elementary

If he is confirmed by the school board, Tim Robinson will lead one of the oldest of Hays CISD’s 13 elementary schools. Pfluger Elementary and Live Oak Academy have new principals this year, as well.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Vivian Mable Petrosky Crupper, 1918 to 2014

Vivian Mable Petrosky Lann Crupper, a 96-year-old Uhland native who most recently lived in Lockhart, died on Sunday, July 13.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Jerry Patterson: Don’t let race-baiting tarnish Confederate license plate

In a guest commentary, the Texas Land Commissioner writes that a federal appeals court’s was right to rule that the state could not bar the issuance of a speciality drivers license plate sponsored by the Sons of...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Driver surcharge program relies on lender hit with $10M fine by feds

Texas sends people who want to make cash payments under the Driver Responsibility Program to ACE Cash Express, which last week agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it harassed borrowers.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

State casts doubt on San Antonio’s ‘bed and banks’ wastewater reuse plan

Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that’s possible.

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