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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Commentary: ACC still your partner for the future

In this guest commentary, Austin Community College president STEPHEN KINSLOW says that opponents of annexation measures in five Central Texas school districts spread misinformation. "The truth is that ACC is a vital resource for promoting healthier communities," Kinslow writes.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

ACC passes in Hays CISD, fails in San Marcos

Voters in the Hays Consolidated School District approved a proposition to join the Austin Community College taxing district Tuesday night, even as their neighbors to the south in San Marcos ISD soundly rejected a similar measure.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

ACC loses three of five, including San Marcos

Hampered by a tortured relationship with San Marcos CISD voters going back to an episode of petition fraud in 2006, Austin Community College lost a bid Tuesday night to annex the school district. ACC lost three of...

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Editorial: Split call on ACC

In this editorial, we admit that we are divided on the matter of annexing San Marcos CISD into the Austin Community College district. The reasons for annexation are many but distant, while the reasons against it...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Commentary: ACC won't address training needs

In this commentary, retired Texas State agriculture professor Lon Shell says Austin Community College won't be able to address job training needs in San Marcos and won't allow for enough local control over a San Marcos campus.

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Council candidates tangle about building at debate

San Marcos City Council candidates expressed clear differences of opinion about development issues at last week's League of Women voters debate. Challenger David Newman and incumbent Kim Porterfield also went back and forth about Austin Community College...

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,...

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, September 13th, 2010

SOAR seeks donations and volunteers for education fair

Seeking Opportunities, Achieving Results (SOAR) will hold its third annual San Marcos Education Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the San Marcos Conference Center on Oct. 9. Donations are being solicited from area businesses for prizes and...

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Narvaiz, Porterfield, say lawsuit is 'pure politics'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield said a lawsuit filed against them by a group opposing San Marcos CISD annexation into the Austin Community College district is, itself, a bid to sway the election....

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