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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 was a downgrade from Exemplary.

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...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Hays CISD listening sessions to start next week

Hays CISD will hold its first in a series of proposed community listening sessions on Sept. 28 at Kyle Elementary School's Kimbro Building, 500 West Blanco Street, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district's 19 campuses received an "exemplary" or "recognized" rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Overall, however, the...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hays CISD schools receive Energy Star

A dozen schools in Hays CISD were recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star in recognition of their energy efficiency.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Landaker to speak to KACC

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Director Larry Landaker will speak to the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce on June 22, shorty after PEC holds its annual membership meeting.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Commissioners honor fallen San Marcos soldier

The Hays County Commissioners Court honored Paul Peña, the San Marcos Baptist Academy graduate who died in action last month in the American Sector of Afghanistan.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Kyle to hold memorial for Peña

Hays CISD and Kyle officials are holding a memorial Friday morning for deceased U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who died in the line of duty last week in Afghanistan. Peña's mother, Cecilia Peña, has taught music for...

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

City flags to fly at half-mast for Peña

To honor the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who was killed in military action this week in Afghanistan, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has ordered the San Marcos city flag to be flown at half-mast.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

SMBA grad killed in Afghanistan campaign

A soldier from San Marcos lost his life this week in Afghanistan. U.S Army Captain Paul Peña, 27, was killed by an improvised explosive device as he travelled in the American Sector of Afghanistan. Peña participated in...

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