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San Marcos ACCess

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

ACC loses three of five, including San Marcos

Hampered by a tortured relationship with San Marcos CISD voters going back to an episode of petition fraud in 2006, Austin Community College lost a bid Tuesday night to annex the school district. ACC lost three of five annexation elections in Central Texas.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Superintendent search session draws two school district residents

In stark contrast to a San Marcos CISD trustees meeting earlier this month that packed the room to discuss the fate of San Marcos High School football coach Steve Van Nest, only two citizens appeared at a...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Council candidates tangle about building at debate

San Marcos City Council candidates expressed clear differences of opinion about development issues at last week's League of Women voters debate. Challenger David Newman and incumbent Kim Porterfield also went back and forth about Austin Community College...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: A worthwhile investment for the future of San Marcos

In this commentary, the first in a series, ALBERT SIERRA writes, "The gap in educational services between high school and four-year university levels is draining our pool of skilled labor. Without local access to a community college,...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Updated: Ethics Commission did not comment on anti-ACC lawsuit’s merit, official says

A group that opposes San Marcos CISD's annexation into the Austin Community College District has asked a state district judge to prohibit Mayor Susan Narvaiz and council member Kim Porterfield from using city of San Marcos resources...

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Narvaiz, Porterfield, say lawsuit is 'pure politics'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield said a lawsuit filed against them by a group opposing San Marcos CISD annexation into the Austin Community College district is, itself, a bid to sway the election....

Friday, June 11th, 2010

ACC certifies San Marcos CISD for November vote

San Marcos CISD's annexation to the Austin Community College (ACC) district was certified this week by ACC, placing the issue on a crowded November ballot.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Austin Community College certifies San Marcos CISD annexation petition

San Marcos CISD voters will go to the polls on Nov. 2 to consider joining the Austin Community College District after trustees voted unanimously Monday to certify petitions containing enough signatures to call for the annexation...

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

San Marcos ACCess says it has signatures to call vote

San Marcos ACCess said it has collected 2,400 signatures from voters in San Marcos CISD, which should be enough cushion against a requirement of 2,200 signatures to put Austin Community College annexation on the November ballot in...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

San Marcos ACCess still short, but still has time

San Marcos supporters of bringing the Austin Community College (ACC) District into the San Marcos CISD are behind the curve but not quite out of the loop as they attempt to place the matter on the November...

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