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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wristbands for Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival now on sale

The 29th Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 2-5 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ next up in ‘Made in San Marcos’ series

As part of its ongoing “Made in San Marcos” series, the San Marcos Cinema Club will host a screening on Monday of “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater’s artfully wrought coming-of-age story.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Commentary: It’s time for an Austin-San Antonio regional airport

San Antonio City Council member JOE KRIER writes that Interstate 35 corridor leaders should ‘seriously discuss the creation of a regional airport — a DFW for Central Texas.’

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Doggett bucks Obama administration on Syrian, Iraqi refugee plan

The Austin Democrat who represents part of Hays County was among five Texas Democrats who shrugged off a presidential veto threat and overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

San Marcos to observe moment of silence for victims of Islamic extremism

The city of San Marcos will join cities across America in observing a moment of silence tomorrow in remembrance of the lives lost in recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and other cities around the world.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Man charged with arsons at San Marcos fast food restaurants

James David Burleigh, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fines of up to $10,000 per offense. He is being held at the Hays...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

San Antonio council hikes water rates in anticipation of Vista Ridge pipeline

The San Antonio City Council on Wednesday unanimously — albeit cautiously — approved plans for a sizable water rate increase that will pay, in part, for a controversial, $3.4 billion water pipeline.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Election 2015: San Marcos City Council Election Results

In San Marcos City Council elections, voters will choose between Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo for place 5 and between Shane Scott and Melissa Derrick for place 6. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

City to test emergency sirens today, Wednesday

San Marcos emergency management officials will test emergency sirens throughout the city Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3 and throughout the day on Wednesday, Nov. 4. City crews are repairing sirens damaged in last Friday’s storms and will be...

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