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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

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...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

San Marcos’ municipal bond rating upgraded to AA

The City of San Marcos has been granted an upgrade in its Standard & Poor’s long-term bond rating from “AA-“ to “AA” on outstanding general obligation debt, an improvement that will save taxpayers money on repaying debt...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Government center price tag drops $6 million

The price for a new Hays County government center fell to just less than $60 million for everything except interest payments when county commissioners approved the latest proposal from their construction firm. The ground breaking will take...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

County bond rating upgraded to AA

Hays County has worked its way back up to a AA bond rating from Standard & Poor's, which entirely withdrew the county's bond rating four years ago.