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Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

San Marcos CISD reaches recognized status

San Marcos CISD vaulted from academically unacceptable to recognized in the newest Texas Education Agency accountability ratings as African-American, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students at San Marcos High School all registered double-digit gains in mathematics.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

County gains property value, but home values are down

Hays County gained about $260 million in the last year, according to preliminary data released by the Hays County Central Appraisal District (CAD). However, home values across the county declined in every school district except Wimberley, where...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Early voting to continue through Feb. 26

The early voting period for the Republican and Democratic Party primaries will continue at six Hays County locations through Feb. 26. The primary election day is March 2.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Appraisal district installs new board of directors

Seven new Hays Central Appraisal District directors -- elected by the county, cities and school districts -- will be sworn in Jan. 21.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

CAD to hold swearing in ceremony

Newly elected members of the Hays Central Appraisal District will take the oath of office at 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Lex Word Building, located at 21001 Interstate-35 in Kyle. The public is invited to...

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

SMHS students win at vocal competition

With more 600 students in district competition, six San Marcos High School vocalists won places to compete in the regional competition for the Texas Music Educators Association choir.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

County schedules flu vaccine clinics

Flu virus vaccinations are now being scheduled by the Hays County Personal Health Department. The inoculations that offered for the Hays County Personal Health Clinics (PHCs) are not for the H1N1 virus. They are the vaccinations for...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Hays County schools vary about Obama speech

Hays County public school districts took subtly different approaches to President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech to schoolchildren, which was broadcast nationally over the Internet and on C-SPAN and CNN at noon.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

San Marcos CISD falls to 'unacceptable'

Because San Marcos CISD came up one-half of a point short of a 75-percent graduation rate among its economically disadvantaged students in the Class of 2008, the school district fell to "academically unacceptable" in statewide school accountability...

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