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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.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees deadlock on picking board president

For the second consecutive year, San Marcos CISD trustees were unable to elect a board president Monday evening in their first meeting after seating new members.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Election 2015: San Marcos CISD Election Results

The top two finisher — Anne Halsey and John W. McGlothlin — will take the two open seats on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees. Juan Miguel Arredondo picked up the district 1 trustee seat.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Updated: Abbott’s pre-K bill easily passes Texas Senate

After surviving Tea Party-backed opposition in the House, the early education bill that Gov. Greg Abbott has called his top priority this session could face its final test in the Texas Senate as early as Thursday.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Wimberley, Hill Country Christian seniors among Pedernales Electric scholarship winners

Wimberley High School senior William Mayhew has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Pedernales Electric Cooperative. He was one of 14 students from Central Texas who were presented with scholarships totaling $50,000 during a reception last month...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With help from Campbell, Abbott’s pre-K bill headed to full Senate

The bill that helped spark last week's blowup between the state's top officials is suddenly moving in the Senate, despite fierce opposition from Tea Party conservatives.

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