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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 list here:

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.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

CTMC to award $10K in scholarships to locals

Central Texas Medical Center will award ten $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors this year, continuing a program the hospital started in 1997.

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...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Inaugural STEM Fair opens Saturday

Local partners in the Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results organization (SOAR) and the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University will be hosting San Marcos’ inaugural STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SOAR) Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m....

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Ice shuts down roads, schools throughout Hays County

Public safety agencies had responded to more than 50 traffic wrecks in the San Marcos area by midnight and roads were being closed rapidly throughout the county.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

SMCISD trustees pick Rattler stadium general contractor

With completion guaranteed in time for the 2014 football season, school district trustees on Monday moved toward awarding a construction contract to Austin-based Lee Lewis Construction for the new Rattler Stadium at San Marcos High School.

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