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Friday, October 11th, 2013

Nature Center looking for stolen tortoise

A sulcata tortoise housed in a pen outside the San Marcos Nature Center is believed stolen and city staff is looking for its return, Jenna Winters, the San Marcos Nature Center coordinator, said this morning. Winters said she discovered that the tortoise, named “Al,” was stolen when she went to feed him last night. Anyone with information...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Food bank tackling hunger with Thanksgiving turkeys

The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed October as Turkeys Tackling Hunger Month in Hays County and encourages residents to donate to the Hays County Food Bank to help those in need have a Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Wanted: Veterans Day parade grand marshal

The city of San Marcos is seeking San Marcos veterans who served during a time of military conflict to serve as grand marshal of the city’s annual Veterans Day parade. The nomination deadline has been extended to...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Fire department to host open house on Oct. 5

The San Marcos Fire Department will host its third annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fire Station No. 5, 100 Carlson Circle, to kick off Fire Prevention Month.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Oleta Schmidt Roach, 1920 to 2012

Oleta Schmidt Roach, 93, of Buda, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 21, 2013. She was born January 3, 1920, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Edwin Otto and Anna Damerau Schmidt. She...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Billy Glenn Moore, 1943 to 2013

Former San Marcos Mayor Billy Glenn Moore, 70, passed away Sept. 14 from cancer. He was born April 10, 1943 in Littlefield, to Arthur “Butch” Moore and Corine Alexander Moore, the first of two sons.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

City, university team up for storm drain art

One doesn't normally associate storm drain covers with artistic creativity. Of course, San Marcos isn't a normal city.

Monday, July 8th, 2013

AMVETS offering claims assistance in Kyle

— — STAFF REPORT AMVETS’s local post will offer free claims assistance to Hays County veterans during a one-day visit to Kyle this weekend. John Cook will be available for consultations at the Central Texas AMVETS Post...

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Gwendolyn Davis Scogin, 1934-2013

— — by SHARON ROLLINS On Saturday, June 8, the Lord called his faithful servant, Gwendolyn Louise Davis Scogin of Henderson, to her home in heaven. Her family was honored to care for her at her home...

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Franks retiring as Main Street manager

Kelly Franks, who has administrated the city's Main Street program for 25 years and co-founded the annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas festival, is retiring.

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