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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

China’s embrace of tequila affects Texas, Mexican markets

A whiff of tequila may conjure images of blue-green agave fields in the Mexican countryside, a raucous Texas dance hall or even a college frat house after a homecoming game.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Report says gun running into Mexico on the rise

As the gun control debate swirls around issues like background checks and mental health, a new study reveals that gun running into Mexico remains a large-scale problem.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Brits intercept telegram and U.S. goes to war

Intrigue and coded messages help Woodrow Wilson make up his mind.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Policy shift in Mexico seen as push for soveriegnty

Security initiatives recently announced by the Mexican government suggest that the country may move to reaffirm its sovereignty and focus less on the interests of the U.S. and other foreign countries, a former assistant special agent at...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

In Mexico, a new plan to end drug violence

The tank that has stood at the entrance to this Mexican border city since 2008 was not here on Christmas Eve. Neither was the machine gun turret that pointed down this gritty town’s main street.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mexico invited to join trade pact talk

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Mexico has officially been invited to enter into discussions over an emerging free-trade pact after being left out of the initial dialogue.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

SMA students raise money for food bank

San Marcos Baptist Academy art students raised money for the Hays County Food Bank recently by participating for the fourth consecutive year in the Empty Bowls project.

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.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Wounded soldiers to be honored at San Marcos fundraiser

San Marcos Ducks Unlimited will hold its 33rd annual Banquet and Fundraiser next Thursday to honor injured combat troops and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Monday, September 12th, 2011

San Marcos declines Tanger Outlets plea for more advertising funds

For the first time, the city of San Marcos officials won’t grant money for Premium Outlets a joint advertising program and has slashed Tanger Outlets’ share of funds, saying the money is better spent promoting tourism in...

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