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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

State board opts for compromise on Mexican-American studies

Instead of making Mexican-American studies an official high school course, the Texas State Board of Education settled on a tentative compromise that would leave the decision whether to offer it to school districts.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

School board repeals Algebra II as graduation requirement

The State Board of Education voted last week to drop an existing requirement that all students at Texas public schools take algebra II to graduate. It also approved two high-level math courses that students can take as...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

No rush to adopt national science standards in Texas

New nationally developed common science standards may be on the horizon, but it is not likely that they will make their way into Texas classrooms soon.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Texas legislature convenes, facing hard choices

Expect a heated word or two over immigration legislation and border security, threats of major cuts to education and health and human services, and continuing struggles to keep up with the state’s transportation and criminal-justice concerns. Here’s...

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Election ’10 Video: State Board of Education District 5 debate (Rebecca Bell Metereau vs. Mark Loewe)

Texas State University professor Rebecca Bell-Metereau of San Marcos is challenging incumbent Ken Mercer for the State Board of Education District 5 seat. Mercer did not show for the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate...

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mayoral candidates differ on development proposals

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides took opposing sides about the controversial Paso Robles and Buie Tract developments at last week's Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) debate. The mayoral candidates and the candidates for...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

List of automatic winners rises to 11

As the complete lists of filings for the March 2 Democratic and Republican Party primaries have been confirmed, the number of Hays County public officials guaranteed re-election from lack of opposition has swelled from two to 11....