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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.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Rattler’s Donation Closet kicks off drive today

The Rattler’s Donation Closet, a program that helps San Marcos CISD’s poor kids find school clothes and shoes, is holding a five-day donation drive starting Monday, Nov. 17.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reduce sale price for Lamar Annex

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Even with the 7.5 percent decrease approved on Monday, the sale price amounts to $617,093 per acre for the site of the former Coronal Institute and an earlier San...

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, October 9th, 2014

Foundation names new SMHS distinguished alumni

The San Marcos Education Foundation will recognize a fresh crop of distinguished alumni next week before the Rattlers’ first football game in their new stadium.

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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