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Friday, May 17th, 2013

Central Texas water fight could have statewide implications

The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday heard from a coalition of residents and businesses opposed to new water permitting. The dispute, some say, foreshadows fights the rest of the state will face in the future.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Prehistoric bones discovered at Spring Lake

Prehistoric human remains were found in San Marcos during a construction project about a month ago. The bones are probably from a single individual, said Texas State archaeologist Jon C. Lohse.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

San Marcos CISD kids begin regional fitness program

Almost 500 San Marcos CISD elementary students traveled to Austin last Saturday morning to help kick-off the 2011 Marathon Kids program. For the next six months, participants will run/walk 26.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Texas State University receives grant to assist families

Texas State University has received $670,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' to implement a relationship education program for pregnant and parenting adolescents.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Council blocks $3 million nature center

A contract to design a nature center for the city’s Purgatory Creek Natural Area was rejected on a 3-3 tie last week with opposing San Marcos City Council members saying the costly project should be postponed or...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenues on the rise

The City of San Marcos has received sales tax collections of $1,659,540 for sales in November, an increase of $216,829.80, or 15.03 percent compared to the previous year.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CAPCOG: Hays County grows fastest, youngest, most diverse in region

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Capital Area Council of Governments issued a report last month saying that Hays County is growing faster, younger and more ethnically/racially diverse than any other county in Central...

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Letters to the editor: Shame on San Marcos

We have two letters to the editor, one each from Ted Breihan and Charles Sims of San Marcos, expressing frustration with lowdown city election tactics and wondering about the priorities of many San Marcos residents.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

County PHD advises rabies awareness, child seat inspections

Hays County's Personal Health Department (PHD) is making free child safety seat inspections available on Thursday. Also, the PHD said Rabies Awareness Week, which is next week, is a good reminder to be vigilant about rabies.

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