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Friday, September 25th, 2015

‘Unsubstantiated rumors’ shut down San Marcos High School pep rally

With campus still buzzing about Thursday’s big fight, San Marcos High School administrators cancelled an afternoon pep rally and asked for beefed-up police presence on Friday.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Eads says he will resign as San Marcos CISD superintendent in January

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Mark Eads will resign his post effective Jan. 31, he told school district trustees and administrators in a letter distributed this afternoon.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Camera enforcement in Wimberley, Dripping Springs school zones starts Sept. 8

After a trial run caught dozens of violators at a Hays County campus last month, authorities will soon begin using camera enforcement to issue citations to drivers who speed through school zones in the Wimberley and Dripping...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Dunbar Park to host back-to-school bash on Friday

San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is bringing Party in Your Park to Dunbar Park, 801 W. MLK Drive, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hays County students learn wildlife management at summer camps

Six students from Hays County high schools learned wildlife stewardship and leadership at summer camps held last month as part of Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Brigades program.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Hays CISD retires ‘Dixie’ as high school fight song

Fifteen years after it dropped a Confederate battle flag as its official school symbol, Hays High School has retired ‘Dixie’ as its school song.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Additional lane to ease school zone congestion on Stagecoach Trail

A contractor will begin adding a lane to Stagecoach Trail on Monday, a project that San Marcos city and school district officials hope will ease twice-daily traffic jams at Hernandez Elementary School.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

CTMC awards $10K in scholarships to Hays, Caldwell high school graduates

Central Texas Medical Center has honored 10 new high school graduates from San Marcos, Kyle and Lockhart with $1,000 scholarships. Students were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and career goals.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

SMCISD trustees decline proposal to add three facilitators for gifted students

San Marcos CISD trustees voted on Monday to hire one additional gifted and talented teacher instead of the three proposed in an Internet petition signed by about 80 San Marcos area residents.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Eads names new assistant principal at Hernandez Elementary

Classroom teacher Linda Hernandez, a San Marcos High School and Texas State University graduate, has been promoted to assistant principal of Hernandez Elementary.

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