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Election 2010

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Commentary: The ACC taxing district and taxpayers

Local Government Watch – Austin Community College District by LAMAR W. HANKINS One of the primary arguments in favor of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) being annexed by the Austin Community College (ACC) taxing district is that the tax will not be very much, mere pennies a day for wonderful benefits. A

Monday, October 4th, 2010

San Marcos mayoral, city council candidates square off tonight

John Thomaides and Daniel Guerrero, vying to become the next San Marcos mayor in the Nov. 2 election, will headline the League of Women Voter's debate tonight.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Monday last day to register to vote in Nov. 2 election

Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election when residents will decide a host of federal, state and Hays County offices. Voters who live within the boundaries of Hays...

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hays County holds the line on tax rate as judge candidates take aim

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday adopted the 2011 County budget of approximately $243 million — a number inflated by several big-ticket construction projects and debt service.

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: A worthwhile investment for the future of San Marcos

In this commentary, the first in a series, ALBERT SIERRA writes, "The gap in educational services between high school and four-year university levels is draining our pool of skilled labor. Without local access to a community college,...

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: Accountability and the ACC taxing district

In this commentary, the first in a series, LAMAR HANKINS writes, "The great American belief is that education is the key to advancement socially, professionally, and economically. I never thought to challenge my own assumptions until I...

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Commentary: Sifting the false from the true about police, firefighter pay

COMMENTARY by LAMAR W. HANKINS With respect to firefighter and police pay, the parties directly affected have been trying to hide the truth from the taxpayers who pay their salaries.  For the last twenty years, I have...

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Commentary: Thomaides ‘impairing the trust between firefighters and their city government’

In this guest commentary, San Marcos Firefighters Association President HOWIE MINOR says the mayoral candidate is using inaccurate information about the firefighters contract to boost his campaign.

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Updated: Ethics Commission did not comment on anti-ACC lawsuit’s merit, official says

A group that opposes San Marcos CISD's annexation into the Austin Community College District has asked a state district judge to prohibit Mayor Susan Narvaiz and council member Kim Porterfield from using city of San Marcos resources...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Commentary What’s up with Fraser and Rose?

GUEST COMMENTARY by DAVE COLLINS Senator Troy Fraser and Representative Patrick Rose have really been cranking up the volume in their attack on the PEC. At the August PEC Board meeting they denounced the Board – one which,...

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