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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

In San Marcos, Davis hits Abbott on pre-K plan

While addressing the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of backing away from his early education policy proposal.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

State board opts for compromise on Mexican-American studies

Instead of making Mexican-American studies an official high school course, the Texas State Board of Education settled on a tentative compromise that would leave the decision whether to offer it to school districts.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

San Marcos CISD to break ground on new pre-K center

San Marcos CISD officials will break ground today on a new pre-kindergarten campus at the site of the now-demolished old Bowie Elementary School.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Q&A: Danny Gonzales on his bid for San Marcos CISD trustee

Danny Gonzales, a manager at TXI Hunter Cement, is running for a seat on the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Q&A: Naomi Narvaiz on her bid for San Marcos CISD trustee

In recent years, Naomi Narvaiz has established herself as a vocal and visible Republican activist while serving as a member of the party’s county and state executive committees. Now she is running for San Marcos CISD Board...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cheat Sheet: What’s opened, what’s closed on Tuesday, March 4

In a routine now familiar to Central Texas, winter storms — following quickly on the heels of warm, balmy weather — are threaten delayed openings or closures for local schools and government offices. We’ll keep a running...

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Group urges ban on use of Tasers, pepper spray in schools

Citing new federal guidelines and recent violent incidents between school police officers and students, a coalition of interest groups has asked the Texas Education Agency to ban the use of “less lethal” weapons, including Tasers and pepper...

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Drivers who pass San Marcos school buses may find bill in the mailbox

A new ordinance approved by San Marcos City Council on Jan. 7 authorizes the San Marcos Police Department to mail a ticket to the registered owner of a vehicle caught on cameras passing a bus when its...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Update: Texas State to remain closed Friday

Texas State closed. City of San Marcos, Hays County open.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

School board repeals Algebra II as graduation requirement

The State Board of Education voted last week to drop an existing requirement that all students at Texas public schools take algebra II to graduate. It also approved two high-level math courses that students can take as...

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