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Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Suit seeks injunction against councilmembers supporting ACC measure

Citizens Advocating Responsible Education (CARE SMCISD) has filed for an injunction against San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield, who the group is accusing of using city facilities and resources to support San Marcos CISD's annexation into the Austin Community College district.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

ACC board officially calls election in San Marcos, Hays school districts

The Austin Community College District board of trustees on Friday officially called an annexation election in five Central Texas communities including the Hays and San Marcos school districts.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

ACC proposes small property tax rate increase

The Austin Community College District is proposing a half-percent increase in its property tax for their fiscal year that starts Sept. 1, part of a move to offset declining property appraisals.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

ACC contracts for San Marcos property

The Austin Community College District has entered into a contract to buy 21 acres -- and accept a donation of 51 -- for a San Marcos campus off Texas 123.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

ACC contracts for 72 acres next to San Marcos High

The Austin Community College (ACC) district has contracted for 72 acres just south of San Marcos High School for the purpose of locating a campus in San Marcos. The purchase is contingent on voters approving San Marcos...

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Former Councilmember Guerrero announces run for mayor

Former San Marcos City Councilmember Daniel Guerrero has announced his run for mayor after a two-year absence from the council. Guerrero will run against Councilmember John Thomaides and former mayoral candidate Dan McCarthy.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Texas State, local education partners, receive $50K grant

Texas State and its education partners in San Marcos have received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to publicize the college option for grade school students.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

July proclaimed Early Literacy Month in San Marcos

July was proclaimed "Early Literacy Month" by the City of San Marcos in recognition and support of the organizations that have initiated a book drive to collect books for 1,700 area children.

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Texas State, SOAR launch book drive

The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State is sponsoring an the Early Readers Become Leaders book drive in cooperation with Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results (SOAR). The drive will take place in July.

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