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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Police seek fourth suspect in death of Lockhart man

Hays County authorities have charged three men in the death of a Lockhart man whose body was found in a car during a traffic stop last week in New Braunfels. An arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth suspect, Paul Tovar of San Marcos.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Hooper announces run for council seat

Toby Hooper, a member of the city's ethics commission, announced that he is running for the San Marcos City Council seat being vacated by Councilmember Gaylord Bose. Hooper is running against Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Editorial: Property tax break for residential development is poor policy

Among the problems that might be identified with the Paso Robles development, we're most concerned about offering property tax incentives for residential property, which can't possibly be a good deal for the city or its taxpayers. The...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Texas State to co-host math and science summit

Mathematicians from Texas State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will co-host a math and science summit in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in September at the San Antonio Omni Colonnade Hotel.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Research and commercialization center receives federal grant

Texas State announced Wednesday that a partnership between the university and the City of San Marcos has received a $1.85 million award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support a state-of-the-art research and commercialization center.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

SMA students meet Tuskegee Airmen on field trip

Thirteen San Marcos Academy (SMA) students met some World War II veterans and got an up-close look at Air Force trainer jets at Randolph Air Force base during a summer field trip to San Antonio on July...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Mendoza named county veterans services officer

Mike M. Mendoza, who had served as Hays County's interim director of veterans services since January, has been named by county commissioners as the county's permanent veterans services officer.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

San Marcos council moves to privatize management of municipal airport

Amid fireworks among city airport commissioners, the San Marcos City Council directed the city staff this week to negotiate a contract with Texas Aviation to manage the San Marcos Municipal Airport.

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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