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Monday, May 4th, 2009

Guest column: PEC4U.org announces endorsements

PEC4U.org has announced its endorsements for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors election, which begins on May 6.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

PEC's position on HB 1390 and SB 921

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) General Manager Juan Garza clarifies PEC's position on bills that could affect how the cooperative does business.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Guest column: State must kick in for higher education

Local State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) says the state should bear more of the responsibility for higher education if Texas is to develop a competitive workforce.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

What does it take to be an Effective School Board Trustee?

Phyllis Snodgrass of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce introduces a profile for school board candidates developed by numerous entities in Central Texas.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Give counties the authority to manage growth

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter wants the state to give counties better tools, and more authority, to help manage growth.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Learning to deal with autism

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

PEC starts responsible bonus plan

James E. Williams, vice president of Pedernales Electric Cooperative's board of directors, said the cooperative has instituted a responsible system for awarding executive bonuses.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Courthouse Connections: Call to preserve groundwater

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter calls on residents to protect groundwater resources, and argues for extending Chapter 36 authority for the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

County judge seeks citizen input on health care

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter announces a series of public health meetings in this installment of "Courthouse Connections."

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Tough times never last, but taxes do

In these difficult times, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is putting out the call for eligible families to find all the tax credits to which they are entitled.

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