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Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

SMHS assistant principal goes to Washington

Hilary Kouhana, assistant principal at San Marcos High School, was on Capitol Hill in late September advocating for additional Peace Corps funding.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Updated: Texas State to close Friday

Texas State announced Friday morning that all Friday classes and university offices will be closed all day due to problems caused by cold weather. Both the main San Marcos campus and the Round Rock campus are affected.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Updated: Brownouts cause Texas State to close

Rolling brownouts ordered across Texas caused Texas State to call off Wednesday's classes as of noon. Later Wednesday, the university canceled classes through 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Because the brownouts will continue for as long as cold weather...

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Texans roll, Rebels eliminated from football playoffs

Wimberley stormed past Llano, 55-20, in the first round of the Class 3A high school football playoffs Friday night. Hays ran into way too much of Kerrville Tivy quarterback Johnny Manzeil, who had a hand in seven...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hill Country Payroll has chamber ribbon cutting

Ambassadors for the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hill Country Payroll last month at the chamber’s offices. Cale, Writ, Coby and Arlon Baese, co-owners and family, were surrounded by chamber ambassadors...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Rebels seek first football playoff win since 2006

Hays High School football coach Bob Shelton is taking another team to the playoffs. But the task will be tough Friday night, as the Rebels seek their first playoff win since 2006 against Kerrville Tivy. The other...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

San Marcos council tabs Pettijohn as clerk

Jamie Lee Pettijohn, the city secretary in Gonzales, has been tabbed by the San Marcos City Council as the new city clerk. The council expected Pettijohn to indicate if she will accept the offer on Tuesday.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

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