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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Hays High grad earns Annapolis appointment

Gracie Sierra Hough, a Buda resident who graduated Hays High School this spring, will report to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 30.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Hays CISD retires ‘Dixie’ as high school fight song

Fifteen years after it dropped a Confederate battle flag as its official school symbol, Hays High School has retired ‘Dixie’ as its school song.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

White House appoints former Kyle mayor to education post

Former Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has won a presidential appointment as the deputy assistant secretary in charge of rural outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of Education.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

San Marcos High moves to 5A in UIL realignment

Hays and Lehman high schools, meanwhile, move up to 6A

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Supreme Court sends Fisher case back to lower court

Eight months after hearing oral arguments, amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a prospectively landmark affirmative action case involving the University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Remembering Bob Barton, 1930-2013

Bob Barton wasn't ever altogether satisfied with the world around him, but he fought against it and laughed with it, never showing rage or buffoonery and always wanting a better everything for everybody -- except for the...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Sheriff’s Office: Hays freshman planned to bomb school

A Hays High School student was arrested and accused of making death threats and planning to detonate explosives at the school.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

SMHS debate team wins championship

The San Marcos High School Speech and Debate Team prevailed over 20 other schools last weekend at the La Vernia High School Invitational Tournament.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it...

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