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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Perry launches pro-Texas business tour in California

Californians heard from Texas Gov. Rick Perry on radio airwaves this week. Next week, they can expect to see the man himself, pitching Texas as the business frontier to high tech, insurance and film industry leaders throughout the Golden State.

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Texas State to premier musical in downtown San Marcos

A new version of A Little Princess produced by Texas State University's Musical Theatre program will premiere in downtown San Marcos Oct. 16-19.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Iraq vet walks country, arrives in San Marcos

An Iraq War veteran hiking 7,800 miles around the country to raise money for military families is in San Marcos this week. Troy Yocum spoke to the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday. He will be in town...

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Texas mulls alternatives to the gas tax

Over the next several months, hundreds of electric and plug-in hybrid cars will arrive in Texas cities. The vehicles will emit little pollution and generally be far cheaper to operate than conventional vehicles. For the state government,...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Bobcats schedule Navy, Wyoming

Texas State announced Tuesday that it has scheduled home-and-home football series against Navy and Wyoming. The first of those teams to appear at Bobcat Stadium will be Wyoming, which comes to San Marcos on Sept. 28, 2013.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

California man indicted in 1975 San Marcos murder

A Hays County Grand Jury indicted a 57-year-old California man last Friday in the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris. Willie Roy Jenkins was incarcerated in Fresno, CA, and is being extradited to San Marcos for trial.

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Earp among Kyle city manager finalists

Kyle Interim City Manager James Earp is among four finalists being considered by the Kyle City Council to run the city's administration on a permanent basis. The four finalists will meet with the public next Monday, then...

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

McVaney, Hart, make summer league all-star teams

Two Texas State baseball players have made all-star teams in collegiate summer baseball leagues. Outfielder Jeff McVaney is batting .361 in the California Collegiate League, while Donnie Hart has struck out 27 hitters in 26 2/3 innings...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Editorial: Branding the town down

The branding concept up for consideration by the City of San Marcos misses the point regarding why San Marcians like their town. Can we think of something to say for ourselves other than pointing out that we're...

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