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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Video: Lively debate over San Marcos comprehensive plan

San Marcos business people on Nov. 20 called on the city council to reject a recommendation to further limit development in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and to seek input from the private sector in crafting the 10-year plan.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Business leaders line up against tightening density regs

San Marcos business leaders are rallying against a proposed addition to the city's comprehensive plan that would cut in half the number of new homes that could be built in western parts of the city that sit...

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Hernandez Elementary “Fall into Reading” event celebrates literacy

More than 170 volunteers -- including the Chick-fil-A cow -- came to Hernandez Elementary classrooms on Oct. 28 to read with students and provide refreshments as part of the school’s annual “Fall into Reading” Day.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

State GOP chair says contributions are 'dying'

Steve Munisteri, chair of the state Republican Party, met with a few hundred of the faithful Sunday night at the San Marcos Activity Center and said the national party is draining contributions from the state party, for...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Isaac upsets Rose for state representative

Rose was the seasoned veteran, and his challenger Jason Isaac was widely viewed the long-shot. But Isaac defied the early odds Tuesday night, rolling to a decisive victory in one of the biggest upsets in the state.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rose says he’s out of politics with electoral loss

Following a decisive loss to challenger Jason Isaac Tuesday night, State Representative Patrick Rose said he is done with politics. Rose first was elected to the state legislature in 2002 and won three re-election campaigns before a...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Hays County results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Friday, October 29th, 2010

EAA to hold off on well rules until next year

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is holding off on enforcing certain well rules, which involve expensive costs for homeowners, until next year. The representative for the local EAA district is up for grabs in the Nov. 2...

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