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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Sales taxes up 15 percent across San Marcos, county

The state comptroller's office cut a check to San Marcos for more than $1.6 million this month, the city's largest January sales tax allocation in history. The city's take is 15 percent higher than January 2010, which was the city's lowest January allocation since 2006.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

U.S. Marine back from Afghanistan found dead in Buda

A 25-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour to Afghanistan was found dead inside a Buda home Wednesday morning, police say.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Kyle council approves new county lease for Wells Fargo building

Kyle City Councilmembers approved a new lease agreement Tuesday night so Hays County could continue leasing the city-owned Wells Fargo building. The 85-percent rent increase still doesn't cover the city's debt service on the building.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Former SMHS teacher pleads guilty to improper relationship

William Shawn Harris, the former San Marcos High School teacher charged with six felony counts of improper relationship with a student, recently pled guilty to one count. A court will decide whether to accept the agreement this...

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Hispanic chamber to host toy drive luncheon

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Broadway Bank and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, will host the Para Los Ninos annual Toy Drive and Luncheon with Blue and Brown Santa Wednesday from...

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Weekend: Holiday lights, holiday theater, more great music

Theater and music and lights, oh my! Only two weeks before Christmas, the holiday season is really heating up, in one manner of speaking. Wherever you are, there's some sort of holiday event near you.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

San Marcos, Hays County reach sales tax records

Based on sales tax collection figures for December, San Marcos and Hays County are back on track after suffering collections declines in the last six months of 2009. The city and county both set new sales tax...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Fiber cut stops 911, cell service for eight hours

Emergency 911 service and many cell phones in San Marcos and Hays and Caldwell Counties were disrupted for eight hours Saturday due to a fiber cut during a construction project in Buda.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Bridge demolition to close I-35 on evenings of Dec. 7-8

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will shut down Interstate-35 in Buda on the nights of Dec. 7-8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to demolish the bridge at CR 210 at Dry Hole Road/Windy...

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