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Monday, August 22nd, 2011

San Marcos to host regional internship fair

San Marcos will play host to a regional internship fair expected to attract employers from eight cities and chambers of commerce.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays commissioners pass redistricting plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays County commissioners court chooses redistricting plan

Hays County commissioners on Tuesday voted narrowly to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Two county commissioners representing San Marcos hold open house today

Two of three county commissioners representing San Marcos are hosting an open house meeting today on redistricting. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilliard Road Fire Station in San Marcos.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Drought conditions spark partial fireworks ban

As a result of Central Texas’ dehydrated weather conditions, Hays County extended a burn ban on Tuesday and prohibited the use of bottle rockets and similar aerial fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Unidentified skull found
in Blanco River

A human skull recently discovered along the Blanco River near San Marcos has been sent off for testing to identify its origin, authorities say.

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Thunderhill’s oldest driver still on the road

At 74 years old, "Gentleman" James Huff is by far the oldest – and, many claim, the most gentlemanly – of the drivers who compete at NASCAR’s Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

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