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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 percent.

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.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Two men jailed, marijuana seized after police chase

A recent traffic stop in Uhland suddenly turned into a police chase and resulted in the seizure of about 260 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two men.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Seguin resident receives manslaughter charge for Friday wreck

San Marcos police say Seguin resident Luis R. Besa is to blame for a four-vehicle wreck that killed Maxwell resident Alejandro Perez on Friday and left Lockhart resident Alfredo Aquino hospitalized with serious injuries. Police jailed Besa,...

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, 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.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Weekend: A chance to remember Paine

With no real football to track this weekend, it's a good time for doing something else. Like remembering Thomas Paine, whose best selling pamphlets stoked the American Revolution. He donated the proceeds to the revolution, then died...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Weekend: The dark end of daylight savings

The city's salute to Veterans Day will feature a parade and the traditional free biscuits and gravy breakfast on Saturday. There's also music, market days and a Dia De Los Muetos Festival. Ah, autumn!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Weekend: The paddle battle, pets in costumes

If you can't find anything to do this weekend, you just aren't trying. The Kyle Fair and Music Festival is loaded with music and carnival rides and cook-off excitement. There's also football, volleyball. more music and theater,...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Candidate Van Oudekerke discusses city council issues

Retired San Marcos police officer Rodney Van Oudekerke and local businessman Shane Scott are running for the final two years of Councilmember John Thomaides' term in the November election. San Marcos Local News put the same questions...

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