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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

The state will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Youth chorus to perform free ‘Holidays in the Hill Country’ concert

The Hill Country Youth Chorus will perform its annual seasonal concert, “Holidays in the Hill Country,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 in the recital hall at Texas State University’s Performing Arts Center, 400 Moon Street.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

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.

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...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reproach Mayhew for role in cheerleader ‘drama’

San Marcos CISD board members delivered a mild rebuke to fellow trustee Paul Mayhew on Monday following a weeks-long investigation into allegations that he pulled rank to keep his daughter on the high school varsity cheer team.

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.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

White House appoints former Kyle mayor to education post

Former Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has won a presidential appointment as the deputy assistant secretary in charge of rural outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of Education.

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