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Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

County suspends portion of animal control law

Hays County suspended part of its animal control ordinance Tuesday after some residents objected to the legal destruction of two Wimberley dogs accused of killing 12 chickens, and after the District Attorney’s Civil Division indicated another portion...

Monday, February 20th, 2012

School district shortens layoff notice period

San Marcos CISD administrators say they will have a better idea of what resources are available for staffing from year to year, though the local teachers association says this comes at the cost of job security for...

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Pianist Gregory Sioles to perform at Texas State Feb. 26

The Texas State School of Music will present a performance by acclaimed pianist Gregory Sioles next week.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Suspected burglar jailed, stolen property returned

San Marcos police arrested 18-year-old Richard Earl Harris, Jr. on Feb. 14 and charged him with three counts of vehicle burglary.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

County to consider loosening animal control ordinance

The killing of two dogs last week by authorities and the resulting public debate has Hays County commissioners examining their animal control ordinance this week.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Updated: Castro gets 12 years in botched ‘Harry Potter’ burglary

Frank Castro, one of the survivors from a group of armed Luling teens who invaded a San Marcos home in 2009, is set to take the stand today in his criminal trial and jurors are expected to...

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

GSMP receives Wayne Becak, issues annual report

Wayne Becak recently joined the board of GSMP, which issued an annual report stating the organization helped create 404 jobs in the greater San Marcos area in 2011.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

17-year-old accused of assault, enters adult system

A 17-year-old whose criminal record would likely have been erased upon leaving the juvenile justice system now stands to begin his adult life with at least a felony charge.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Three suspected burglars jailed, stolen property returned

The San Marcos Police Department apprehended two men and one woman less than three days after the burlary of which they stand accused.

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