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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.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Video: San Marcos CISD at-large trustee

With seven candidates in the running, the race for San Marcos CISD’s two at-large trustee seats is a crowded affair.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Video: San Marcos CISD District 1 trustee

After San Marcos CISD trustee Danny M. Gonzales declined to attend the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter’s debate on Monday, candidate Juan Miguel Arredondo had the microphone, and the crowd, to himself.

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...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Candidates in ‘hotly contested’ San Marcos CISD board races invited to debate

With nine contenders seeking three San Marcos CISD trustee seats, the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters is hosting a candidates’ debate in an effort to harness “heightened interest” in local public school governance.

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...

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