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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees pull the plug on proposed administration building

On a 4-3 split vote, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday rejected a motion to allocate up to $5.9 million to design and build a new central administration building on Hunter Road.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Letter: Put San Marcos CISD classroom funding in the classroom, not a new admin building

San Marcos CISD trustee candidate JOHN McGLOTHLIN writes, “For the last ten years, the community has spent a bunch of money to build world-class facilities; now we need to put all our resources and attention in the...

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

TxDOT to fast-track safety improvements to Texas 21

Less than a month after catastrophe was narrowly averted when a school bus was rear-ended by a utility truck, state officials say they are moving quickly to make safety improvements to Texas 21 on San Marcos’ eastern...

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

12 injured in SMCISD school bus, big rig collision

Ten children, a bus driver and a bus monitor were transported with minor injuries by EMS and a relief bus to local hospitals when a commercial vehicle rear-ended a school bus in San Marcos Monday evening.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Texas ag commissioner grants amnesty to cupcakes in first ‘official act’

In his first official act as Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller granted full amnesty to cupcakes. Miller was seeking to reassure Texas parents that it's legal to bring cupcakes and other treats to school — and that he'll...

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

San Marcos CISD cheerleader scandal earns Texas Monthly’s ‘Bum Steer’ award

An eventful feud between two business owners in Driftwood also manages an “honorable” mention in the magazine’s annual recap of Texans run amuck.

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...

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