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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Carma pulls concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Shifting course again, Carma Texas has withdrawn its request with San Marcos officials to change the concept plan for the Blanco Vista development on the north end of the city. It is anticipated that Carma will submit a proposal to operate Blanco Vista as a Planned Development District (PDD) as advocated by city officials.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Carma asks to slow down Blanco Vista plan change

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is likely to approve a Carma Texas request to slow down Blanco Vista concept plan changes Tuesday night. The developer has faced overwhelming opposition to its desire to add...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Ambassadors cut ribbon for Homes by Avi's Blanco Vista Community

Earlier this month, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Homes by Avi's Blanco Vista Community, 106 Farmhouse Road.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district's 19 campuses received an "exemplary" or "recognized" rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Overall, however, the...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hays CISD schools receive Energy Star

A dozen schools in Hays CISD were recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star in recognition of their energy efficiency.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

City to post cell phone ban in school zones

The City of San Marcos and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will install signs next Monday banning the use of cell phones in school crossing zones in San Marcos.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Hays CISD board talks construction, bilingual ed

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees set a maximum price for its new elementary school and received an update on bilingual education in the district.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Bilingual student surge forces more changes at Hays CISD

More bilingual students are enrolling in Hays CISD, especially in the Science Hall Elementary School attendance zone, forcing school district officials to transfer students who enroll during the rest of the school year.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Once more, crowding cramps Hays elementaries

The Hays CISD is taking on another enrollment increase approaching 1,000 students already this year, filling some elementary school grades at two schools to capacity.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Hays CISD Blog: District changes names of two schools

Hays CISD trustees agreed to change the names of two schools Monday night while also allowing their bond advisors to time $86.7 million in new bonding authority for maximum effect.

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