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Monday, September 12th, 2011

San Marcos declines Tanger Outlets plea for more advertising funds

For the first time, the city of San Marcos officials won’t grant money for Premium Outlets a joint advertising program and has slashed Tanger Outlets’ share of funds, saying the money is better spent promoting tourism in the city as a whole.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

More kids go to court for classroom misbehavior

Misbehave in a Texas classroom and, chances are, you won’t find yourself scrawling rote across a blackboard after eighth period. Instead, the criminal justice system is increasingly the destination for mischief-makers — some as young as 6...

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Texas State student donates stem cells during holidays

Texas State sophomore Kelby Wegner scheduled her finals early this year so that she could donate stem cells to a cancer patient battling leukemia. Wegner registered with the National Marrow Donor Program on campus after hearing an...

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive...

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...

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Bobcats lose three at SMU

After losing all three matches during the weekend at the Southern Methodist University/Doubletree Invitational in Dallas, the Texas State volleyball team will take a 2-4 record to its home opener Tuesday night against Prairie View A&M at...

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Chief in bind after DA rules cop out of court

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Chief Howard Williams has a staffing problem on his hands now that District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has declared that SMPD Officer Paul Stephens' history of "dishonesty" makes him useless as a witness...

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

San Marcos council moves to privatize management of municipal airport

Amid fireworks among city airport commissioners, the San Marcos City Council directed the city staff this week to negotiate a contract with Texas Aviation to manage the San Marcos Municipal Airport.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Thomaides, Narvaiz top city council fundraisers

San Marcos Mayoral candidate John Thomaides has $18,378.79 on hand as he begins his campaign for November, while Mayor Susan Narvaiz was down to $62.65 as of the July 15 campaign finance report after spending $19,757.05 during...

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Hearing officer clears Stephens of wrong doing

An independent hearing officer in Houston recently cleared San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Officer Paul Stephens of wrong doing eight months after SMPD Chief Howard Williams placed Stephens on an indefinite suspension.

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