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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Madison named interim Pflugerville economic development director

Former Greater San Marcos Partnership president Amy Madison has been named interim executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., the economic development agent for the prosperous Austin suburb.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Hays County rebuffed in bid for LCRA utilities

If the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors takes a recommendation from its staff, Hays County and other central Texas governments and water suppliers will be out of the running to purchase the authority’s water and...

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Texas State to host literary symposium

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State will host the Rolando Hinojosa/Miguel Méndez Literary Symposium: Vida y Honor/Life and Honor on Feb. 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CASA toy drive successful

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas said its holiday toy drive provided toys for every one of its children who requested one, serving more than 100 children.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sheriff's golf tournament features winning teams and sponsors

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff hosted the Hays County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Golf Tournament last month at the Quicksand at Woodcreek Golf Club in Wimberley.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Economic development plan waits on funding

Though many local jurisdictions have approved the Greater San Marcos Plan as a blueprint for local economic development, the launch for a new board to implement the plan has been delayed while organizers seek funding and non-profit...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Chamber to discuss transportation

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) is holding its next Eggs and Issues Breakfast next Thursday, Dec. 3. The topic will be the 2035 transportation plan being developed by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization...

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Hays County offers free tire drop-off

Hays County is waiving the $2 per tire recycling fee for residents until further notice. The county is working with the nonprofit Central Texas Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., which is supplying grant money from the...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

SMMA hosts events this fall

The San Marcos Manufacturers Association has been busy this fall, hosting both a seminar and a career fair for San Marcos High School students.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

State orders county jail kitchen shut down

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) ordered Hays County to close its jail kitchen within two weeks and to continue fixing water leakage problems that have rendered some cells uninhabitable.

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