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Archive for April, 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Video: San Marcos CISD at-large trustee

With seven candidates in the running, the race for San Marcos CISD’s two at-large trustee seats is a crowded affair.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Video: San Marcos CISD District 1 trustee

After San Marcos CISD trustee Danny M. Gonzales declined to attend the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter’s debate on Monday, candidate Juan Miguel Arredondo had the microphone, and the crowd, to himself.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Texas House passes $4.9B tax cut plan

The Texas House tentatively approved a $4.9 billion tax relief plan Tuesday that includes a cut to the state’s sales tax, marking a clear line in the sand against the Senate, which favors property tax cuts.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Texas State professors develop innovative ‘voltage dependent resistor’

Two engineering professors from Texas State University’s Ingram School of Engineering have created an innovative new magnetic field sensor.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Local artists converge downtown for MR Fest

WITH VIDEO | Music filled the streets of San Marcos on Friday and Saturday as members of the community gathered to support local artists during KTSW’s eighth annual MR Fest.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Austin software engineer drowns while training for Texas Water Safari

A 30-year-old Austin man training for the Texas Water Safari drowned Sunday afternoon in the rain-swollen San Marcos River near the Martindale Dam.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Citizen police academy alumni urge blue porch lights in honor of fallen officers

The San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and the San Marcos Police Department are encouraging San Marcos residents to show support for local law enforcement by putting a blue bulb in their porch lights in...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Letter: Wimberley wastewater plant puts Blanco River at risk

Driftwood resident SUSAN COOK writes that Wimberley’s plans to discharge treated wastewater effluent into Deer Creek is “passing off a problem of one set of citizens to create an irreparable harm to another set of citizens, along...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Texas delegation scrambled over Pacific trade deal

Texans in Congress are trying to balance party loyalties, distrust of the president and the interests of their districts as they decide whether to give President Obama fast-track authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Sheriff’s office, FBI investigate ‘suspicious letter’ at law enforcement center

The Hays County Law Enforcement Center has been reopened after someone there received a “suspicious letter containing a powdery substance” this morning.

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