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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TxDOT lets $5.8M contracts for Hays, Caldwell road projects

Construction contracts include widening FM 967 in Buda and replacing two aging bridges — one over the San Marcos River near San Marcos and another over Plum Creek near Luling

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Luling turns rusty reminders into art (with photo gallery)

The tapped-out Caldwell County oil town, once known as Texas' "toughest," has found a unique way to celebrate its heritage: decorating its aging pump jacks with a full cast of characters

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...

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, 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.

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

CTMC announces 25th annual HealthCheck

Central Texas Medical Center will holds its 25th annual HealthCheck Community Health Screening and Fair on April 28 at the Embassy Suites and City of San Marcos Conference Center. The fee will be specially reduced from $35...

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

River City Ballet to hold angel auditions for Nutcracker performance

The River City Ballet will hold auditions for angels for its annual holiday performances of the Nutcracker. The auditions are open to any child 6-9 years old and will be held at the Central Texas Ballet Conservatory,...

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Wittliff acquires more for Nelson collection

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State announced a major addition to its Willie Nelson archive last week with a new acquisition of Nelson's recordings. Acquired from John Kalinsky, a fan and consummate collector of Nelson’s work,...

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sales taxes in Hays County up 10 percent

Sales taxes collections in Hays County for July were up 10.7 percent from the same month a year earlier. San Marcos and Kyle both set all-time sales tax collection records in July, but Buda appears headed for...

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