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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Editorial: Branding the town down

The branding concept up for consideration by the City of San Marcos misses the point regarding why San Marcians like their town. Can we think of something to say for ourselves other than pointing out that we're near Austin?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

PEC hires interim GM, elects two new directors

Pedernales Electric Cooperative named Luis Garcia as interim general manager while voters picked two new members for the board of directors at the annual membership meeting Saturday in Johnson City.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Trustees attend summer leadership institute

The San Marcos CISD trustees recently returned from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Summer Leadership Institute held June 10-12 in San Antonio.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Bobcats to appear twice on league TV network

Texas State will appear twice this coming football season on the Southland Conference Television Network, which broadcasts league games regionally. The Bobcats will appear in a game at Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 9 and in a home...

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

City nears adopting form-based downtown development codes

The San Marcos City Council will soon consider an ordinance to adopt form-based development codes for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. The city has released a draft form of the codes.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

County to conduct veteran's outreach meeting

Hays County officials will conduct an outreach meeting for veterans Tuesday night in Dripping Springs. The county's veterans services director said many veterans aren't aware of the services offered by the county.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Barrett named author emeritus by science fiction writers

Neal Barrett, Jr., whose literary papers are held by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State, recently was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

County to hold veterans task force meetings

Hays County is sponsoring meetings for veterans and their dependents to share information gathered by a County Veteran Task Force. The meetings will be held on May 20 and May 27.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

San Antonio man gets 14 years after hitting DPS cruiser

Richard Shelby of San Antonio received a 14-year intoxication assault sentence after smashing into a Texas Department of Public Safety cruiser with his pick-up truck on Interstate-35 north of San Marcos.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Marshall Shredding honored by city

The annual "Shred Day," which allows San Marcos residents to safely dispose of outdated personal papers, was aided by the provision of free shredding equipment from Marshall Shredding of San Antonio. San Marcos officials honored Marshall's contribution...

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