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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

City tables 25-year energy deal with LCRA

As the San Marcos City Council nears signing a 25-year extension with the Lower Colorado River Authority as the city utility company's energy provider, concerns about transparency have emerged. Neither the LCRA nor the city wants the contract to be made public.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

GOP Hays County judge candidates discuss issues

Republican Hays County judge candidates Bert Cobb and Peggy Jones spoke in depth with San Marcos Local News about the issues leading up to the March 2 primary election. The winner will take on the Democratic nominee,...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Hays CISD tabs Tenorio

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously voted to appoint Willie Tenorio, Jr., to fill the unexpired term left vacant by Joe Muñoz, who resigned his Kyle-based District 2 when he moved to another area...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Wimberley school teaches students to be detectives

The PEC PowerHouse program teaches students how to identify energy waste in their homes.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Five Mile Dam Park starts new improvement phase

With the summer season gone, Hays County has begun Phase II of improvements to Five Mile Dam Park to have them ready for next summer.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Commentary: If you don’t know where you’re going, it doesn’t matter which way you go

Pondering rapid growth, Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter writes, "When I think about the future of Hays County, I’m often reminded of a few lines from Alice in Wonderland."

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

City seeking volunteers for KZOS task force

"KZOS" are the call letters for the new low power FM radio station for the city of San Marcos. The station is being primarily established for emergency communications with the public. The City Council is now seeking...

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Kyle Dicke has plethora of posts

It has been an eventful summer for Kyle Dicke, Assistant Director of Public Services-Electric Utility in San Marcos. He was elected to serve on two executive boards in the state of Texas.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Oldest electric meter in San Marcos retired

An electric meter installed in 1943, the oldest in town, recently made way for one of San Marcos' new "smart meters".

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Buda-area project rouses water protest

Hays County, the City of Austin, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), and Save our Springs Alliance (SOS) are all opposing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) draft permit that would allow a 1,300-home development to...

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