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Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Audio: A year after fires, communities focus on prevention

Sept. 4 marks one year since wildfires ravaged Central Texas, causing officials and residents to rethink how they manage their land. Since then, some communities have taken it upon themselves to make their surroundings safer in the event of another wildfire.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Blake resigns as KPD chief to become police chief in Bastrop

Kyle Police Department Chief Michael Blake resigned Friday to become the chief of police in Bastrop. Blake had been police chief in Kyle for three years. Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson credited Blake for advancing the police department...

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

San Marcos council still deciding on city manager

Following a public meeting with the three city manager finalists and a two-hour executive session Wednesday, the San Marcos City Council didn't make a decision as to who will be the city's next chief executive officer. The...

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...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sales taxes in Hays County up 10 percent

Sales taxes collections in Hays County for July were up 10.7 percent from the same month a year earlier. San Marcos and Kyle both set all-time sales tax collection records in July, but Buda appears headed for...

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Commissioners vote to lose CAMPO seat

Hays County commissioners voted this week for a reconstitution of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) that would leave the county with one less seat than it has now.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Embassy Suites wins TWC award

The San Marcos Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and City of San Marcos Conference Center recently received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Weekend: Yoga, music, barbecue and football!

This weekend Texas State takes on Angelo State in a much talked-about football game. Music, as always, is full of delightful surprises, and don't forget about barbecue and movies.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

San Marcos to turn over administration of Bastrop WIC

The city of Austin will take over administration of the Women, Infants and Children Program in Elgin and Bastrop from the city of San Marco starting Feb. 4.

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