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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Ten SMA Bears make TAPPS Division II-District 3 team

San Marcos Academy (SMA) Bears football coach Les Davis recently announced that ten SMA players were selected for the All-District Team in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division II-District 3.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

SMHS winter show features jazz band and dance

The San Marcos High School Winter Show on Thursday will feature the Diamond Line Dancers, as well as some special dancing guests.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Suehs: Texas must change, not abandon, Medicaid

Texas cannot walk away from Medicaid, and Gov. Rick Perry agrees, Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs said this afternoon, hours after releasing the agency’s long-awaited report on the feasibility of dropping out of the federal...

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

KPD creates Thanksgiving dinner boxes

When Kyle Police Department (KPD) Officer Jason Dibble suggested to all the members of the force that they donate food to put together Thanksgiving meals for needy families in Kyle, he started a landslide of generosity.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Accidental overdoses increase by 250% in Texas

The number of deaths by accidental drug overdose in Texas is rising at an alarming rate. But many of the victims aren't your typical addicts: They're average people hooked on legal prescription drugs. “The majority are people...

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Texas State adds materials and commercialization doctorate

The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a new doctoral program in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization last week. No such doctoral program presently exists in Texas.

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Weekend: A sign of November? Elvis meets Shakespeare

It's the first weekend in November, when three women make their first tamales and Elvis meets Shakespeare. Football is gone, so there's local art to see and buy, local authors to meet, plays to see and benefits...

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Find your perfect pet pal

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter has a plethora of pets for adoption this holiday season. When you adopt a pet, you save a life.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Family fun bike ride includes safety tips and bike rodeo

The City of Kyle, in conjunction with Kyle Market Days, will sponsor its third annual Family Fun Bike Ride Saturday at City Square Park, 101 South Burleson Street.

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