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Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Mom says she shot son in struggle over meds

Late Friday night, a 47-year-old mother aimed a handgun at her 19-year-old son and demanded he leave her Kyle home. During the struggle that followed, authorities say the gun fired, delivering a fatal shot to her son’s...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Poet Michael Dickman to give readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Michael Dickman, author of poetry collections The End of the West and Flies, will give a reading and book signing 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Texas State University and 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 11 at the...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Police: Dad severely abused disabled toddler

When his own father allegedly threw him into a TV screen last March, 3-year-old Tristan Morgan needed 10 stitches to close a gash on his forehead, court records show.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

San Marcos Academy’s middle school soccer team wins district

San Marcos Academy’s middle school soccer team took home the championship trophy Oct. 15 following the Christian Athletic League of San Antonio District Tournament in Universal City.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

5-K walk/run slated for Saturday to benefit cemetery

Special hand-made miniature "tombstone" trophies will be up for grabs for the age and gender division winners in this weekend’s eighth annual "From Here To Eternity" 5-K Walk/Run

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Tim O’Brien reading slated for Friday in Kyle

Pulitzer Prize finalist Tim O’Brien will read from his work in Kyle on Oct. 7.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Classic car fundraiser planned to fight domestic violence

Friends of the Family Justice Center will host a fundraiser on Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Search underway in San Marcos for human remains

The unidentified skull found on the banks of the Blanco River six months ago has apparently not been identified, though police on Sept. 9 renewed their search for the remains of Kyle resident Laurie Pineda, who disappeared...

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