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Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Texas teachers have mixed opinions on bid Isaac’s bill to reduce state tests

The House Public Education Committee heard a bill that would pare back the number of required standardized tests, in line with the wave of legislation limiting high-stakes testing in public schools.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

League holding reception for San Marcos school board candidates

The League of Women Voters of Hays County will host a meet-and-greet reception for San Marcos CISD trustee candidates at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

About 150 Lehman High School students stage walkout to protest immigration policy

KYLE — About 150 students walked out of Lehman High School and marched along city streets on Friday in protest of U.S. immigration policy.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt pledges $100M to public schools nonprofit

Touting a $100 million investment from H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, public school officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Holdsworth Center, a nonprofit organization that will work with school districts.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Parents weigh in on Dripping Springs bathroom debate

Walnut Springs Elementary School's decision to allow a transgender student, born a boy, to use girls' bathrooms sparked contentious debate during a Monday night meeting of the Dripping Springs School Board. Hundreds attended a meeting to support...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Isaac calls for suspension of Texas’ STAAR exam

A state representative who has passed legislation aimed at reeling in Texas’ standardized testing regime is calling on the state to ditch required STAAR exams while it “tries to iron out STAAR’s many kinks.”

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

GOP state senators spar over value of pre-K spending

At an education committee hearing Tuesday, Republican lawmakers, including State Sen. Donna Campbell, debated whether a $118 million pre-K initiative championed by Gov. Greg Abbott is worth the money.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Central Texas schools in line for $1.5M in pre-K funding

by KIAH COLLIER AUSTIN — Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday. State lawmakers approved the grant program during...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Hays High grad earns Annapolis appointment

Gracie Sierra Hough, a Buda resident who graduated Hays High School this spring, will report to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 30.

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