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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Daniel Guerrero’s toughest opponent may be himself

The San Marcos mayor will be tough to beat but his hired guns may be unable to explain away the bed Daniel Guerrero has made for himself.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Water main work to frustrate Post Road traffic

Construction of a new water main along Post Road is expected to delay southbound traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, beginning today and lasting until sometime in October.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Officials asks attorney general to keep SMHS cheerleader investigation under wraps

School district officials are asking Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to bless their decision to keep secret a report detailing an independent investigation into the fiasco surrounding the selection of San Marcos High School cheerleaders.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Midnight fire damages Days Inn in San Marcos

San Marcos firefighters stopped a fire on the second-floor balcony of Days Inn early Sunday morning in San Marcos before it could spread to other parts of the hotel.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Gonzales appointed San Marcos CISD trustee

Trustees voted 4-2 to name the Hunter Cement production manager to represent Place 1 voters until an election in May 2015. Hays DA chief investigator John Roppolo and daycare owner Sophia Downing had also sought the seat...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Rising drought index reignites Hays County burn ban

Citing a rapidly increasing drought index rating, the commissioners court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Hays County.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Downtown project closes University-LBJ intersection

The southeast portion of the University Drive/LBJ Drive intersection is closed this week — and is projected to remain closed for three weeks — as part of the city’s messy, long-running Downtown Reconstruction Project.

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