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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees pull the plug on proposed administration building

On a 4-3 split vote, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday rejected a motion to allocate up to $5.9 million to design and build a new central administration building on Hunter Road.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Candidates in ‘hotly contested’ San Marcos CISD board races invited to debate

With nine contenders seeking three San Marcos CISD trustee seats, the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters is hosting a candidates’ debate in an effort to harness “heightened interest” in local public school governance.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

San Marcos CISD cheerleader scandal earns Texas Monthly’s ‘Bum Steer’ award

An eventful feud between two business owners in Driftwood also manages an “honorable” mention in the magazine’s annual recap of Texans run amuck.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Rattler’s Donation Closet kicks off drive today

The Rattler’s Donation Closet, a program that helps San Marcos CISD’s poor kids find school clothes and shoes, is holding a five-day donation drive starting Monday, Nov. 17.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reduce sale price for Lamar Annex

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Even with the 7.5 percent decrease approved on Monday, the sale price amounts to $617,093 per acre for the site of the former Coronal Institute and an earlier San...

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Officials asks attorney general to keep SMHS cheerleader investigation under wraps

School district officials are asking Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to bless their decision to keep secret a report detailing an independent investigation into the fiasco surrounding the selection of San Marcos High School cheerleaders.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Gonzales appointed San Marcos CISD trustee

Trustees voted 4-2 to name the Hunter Cement production manager to represent Place 1 voters until an election in May 2015. Hays DA chief investigator John Roppolo and daycare owner Sophia Downing had also sought the seat...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reproach Mayhew for role in cheerleader ‘drama’

San Marcos CISD board members delivered a mild rebuke to fellow trustee Paul Mayhew on Monday following a weeks-long investigation into allegations that he pulled rank to keep his daughter on the high school varsity cheer team.

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