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Thursday, February 7th, 2008

911 calls being rerouted

From the city of San Marcos The 911 center at the San Marcos Police Department went down about 11:45 a.m. today. Emergency calls are being routed to Hays County 911 for the time being. Hays County will notify San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS for emergency calls in San Marcos. A power failure in the

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Local emergency responders star in statewide ad

From the city of San Marcos San Marcos fire fighters, police officers and San Marcos/Hays County EMS paramedics have become actors in a 911 educational public service announcement. DOWNLOADSPublic service announcement starring local emergency workers Watch »...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Parent company of two major local employers sold

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor A flurry of Security and Exchange Commission filings on Friday finalized sale of the parent company of two major San Marcos manufacturers to Philips Electronics. Louisville, Ky.-based Genlyte Group Inc., whose brands...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Hopkins historic district gets first OK

More than two years after the last attempt failed in a parliamentary muddle, the city council is scheduled to consider tonight designation of a historical district along West Hopkins Street.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Kite in power line causes brief outage

Service interrupted for about 25 minutes downtown

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The List: Pending public works projects

Seventy-two capital improvement projects in San Marcos are either in design/engineering, bidding or construction, prompting officials revamp the process for prioritizing funding.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

University looks to build bridges through service

To Robert Rodriguez, Texas State University is a place where his aunt washes dishes in the student center and his cousins mow grass if they can get a seasonal job.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

With needs piling up, council looks at ways to square ‘wish list’ with reality

by BRAD ROLLINS With the city’s capital improvement needs growing faster than they are getting met, the city council in a workshop on Tuesday approved changes to the process through which big-ticket projects are prioritized and funded....

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

With needs piling up, council looks at ways to square 'wish list' with reality

By BRAD ROLLINS Staff Reporter With the city’s capital improvement needs growing faster than they are getting met, the city council in a workshop on Tuesday approved changes to the process through which big-ticket projects are prioritized...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Photo Gallery: Trailriders downtown

More than 120 trailriders on horseback and in wagons stopped downtown Monday afternoon for lunch and a short rest. The GRA-Trail ride from Kyle to San Antonio where they are scheduled to arrive ceremoniously at the rodeo...

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