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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

San Marcos Academy’s middle school soccer team wins district

San Marcos Academy’s middle school soccer team took home the championship trophy Oct. 15 following the Christian Athletic League of San Antonio District Tournament in Universal City.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Texas State sophomore gives gift of stem cells this holiday season

Kelby Wenger, a Texas State sophomore from Denton who admits to being more than a bit squeamish at the sight of blood and needles, took her last final of the semester (a week early) before heading to...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Weekend: The paddle battle, pets in costumes

If you can't find anything to do this weekend, you just aren't trying. The Kyle Fair and Music Festival is loaded with music and carnival rides and cook-off excitement. There's also football, volleyball. more music and theater,...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The Weekend: Dogs, Shakespeare, music and plenty of football

Shakespeare gets a shaking up, dogs get a fair, music is in the air and football is everywhere, even on a unicycle. School is back, meaning the weekends taken on an extra sense of urgency.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

San Marcos High School student attends 2010 Governor's School

Armando Arzola, a student at San Marcos High School, recently returned from the Texas Governor's School, which took place June 6-26 on the University of North Texas campus in Denton.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

City council approves public safety pacts

With two 5-2 votes Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council approved employment agreements with police and firefighters worth $2.7 million during the next three years. The agreements will raise average salaries for the city's 95 sworn...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Council tables cop contract over out clause

The city's approval of its first collectively bargained agreement with its police officers is on hold until next month. The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday night to postpone action on the...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Rattler robotics team captures challenge

The Rattler Robotics Team has already qualified for statewide competitions in its very first year. The challenge seemed to bring out the best in the team members.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Council tables compensation issues

On the eve of an election that could define a new voting majority on the city council, San Marcos City Councilmembers voted Monday to table two contentious items regarding compensation. Councilmembers tabled an employment agreement with the...

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