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Monday, July 15th, 2013

San Marcos registers sales tax increase

The City of San Marcos received a 7.44 percent boost in sales taxes in July 2013 from the same month one year ago, collecting $1,659,868 from May retail sales.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

San Marcos to host regional internship fair

San Marcos will play host to a regional internship fair expected to attract employers from eight cities and chambers of commerce.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Rattlers still winless, citizens differ on coach

Residents and parents registered differences of opinion to the San Marcos CISD trustees last week as to whether Steve Van Nest should be retained as the head football coach at San Marcos High School. The Rattlers, 5-22...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

River City Ballet to hold angel auditions for Nutcracker performance

The River City Ballet will hold auditions for angels for its annual holiday performances of the Nutcracker. The auditions are open to any child 6-9 years old and will be held at the Central Texas Ballet Conservatory,...

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...

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...

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Weekend: Spring is springing baseball, books, music and much more

This new weekend finds that spring has sprung with the annual spring used book sale, musicals, baseball and much, much more. How are you going to fit in a couple ball games, a couple shows and time...

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Audio: Corridor Sports Connection 10/06/09

Who beat the Texas State Bobcats? The Southern Utah Thunderbirds or the Bobcats themselves. Bill and Brant take a hard look at last weeks game and review last week’s High School games.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Kyle council agrees to small budget trim

Kyle City Councilmembers agreed to a small budget trim this week that would reduce contingency funds for emergency medical services, but they still face an ad valorem rate hike of more than ten cents.

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