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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Texas State students win Wilson-Rockefeller prizes

Three Texas State students have been granted 2010 fellowships for minority students entering the teaching profession from the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

New fire station could break furniture budget

On the heels of a downward sales tax intake for the seventh straight month, the San Marcos City Council approved more than $50,000 in expenditures to furnish the new San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) station, and SMFD...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Exhibit reception planned at Texas State

An opening reception for the Borderland Youth Documentary Arts Project will be held in the lobby of the Art and Design Building at Texas State from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Weekend: Music, ice cream, basketball and bingo

We're not crowning a mud queen or tattooing Ringo Starr on our arms, but San Marcos still makes a mark with music and ice cream this weekend.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

New veterans task force hopes to expand services

Hays County Commissioners have formed a veterans task force to evaluate the needs of county veterans and determine what additional services to provide. The main feature in the county's present service menu for veterans is a bus...

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Local Census office opening in San Antonio

At 2 p.m Tuesday, the United State Census Bureau will formally open the Local Census Office (LCO), CO 3055, in San Antonio. The office will serve Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, northern Bexar and Comal Counties.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Texas State soloist wins Mariachi meet

Texas State never even entered soloists in the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza until 2008. But today, Texas State has a winner in the San Antonio competition held last weekend. Celeste Curiel, a student Texas State's School of Music,...

Monday, January 4th, 2010

San Marcos council again approves more density

San Marcos City Councilmembers approved another zoning change to accommodate increased density last month, granting preliminary approval to a zoning change and a land use plan for the Retreat on Willow Creek, a proposed 101.40-acre mixed-use development...

Friday, January 1st, 2010

City council approves Concho change

Against objections from a downtown parking advisory board, the San Marcos City Council recently approved an amended plan for the Concho Commons project that now calls for 39 residential units on the north edge of downtown.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rose draws Democratic primary opponent

Four-term State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) has drawn an opponent in the March primary. Andrew Backus of Driftwood, a long-time Rose opponent in matters of local groundwater management, filed his intention to run with the Texas...

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