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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Updated: Former Round Rock, El Paso superintendents apply for SMCISD interim

Trustees have received a late-hour application for interim superintendent from Hector Montenegro, the former San Marcos CISD school district superintendent who went on to hold top administrative positions at school districts in Dallas, El Paso and San Diego.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Perez says he’s out of the running for San Marcos CISD superintendent

Retired San Antonio school district chief Sylvester J. Perez withdrew his name from consideration for San Marcos CISD interim superintendent on Tuesday, the morning after trustees declined to choose between three finalists for the position.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Camera enforcement in Wimberley, Dripping Springs school zones starts Sept. 8

After a trial run caught dozens of violators at a Hays County campus last month, authorities will soon begin using camera enforcement to issue citations to drivers who speed through school zones in the Wimberley and Dripping...

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Average Hays County home market value jumps 12.4 percent since 2014

The average home market value in Hays County increased 12.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, ranging from an 8.64 percent increase in San Marcos CISD to a 16.52 percent increase in Hays CISD.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cheat Sheet: What’s opened, what’s closed on Tuesday, March 4

In a routine now familiar to Central Texas, winter storms — following quickly on the heels of warm, balmy weather — are threaten delayed openings or closures for local schools and government offices. We’ll keep a running...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Ice shuts down roads, schools throughout Hays County

Public safety agencies had responded to more than 50 traffic wrecks in the San Marcos area by midnight and roads were being closed rapidly throughout the county.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley

With $77 million in proposed capital improvements on the ballot, the San Marcos CISD election is drawing higher-than-usual numbers to the polls.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

San Marcos CISD officials respond to FAST ratings

San Marcos CISD did not fare well in an efficiency ratings system issued last week by the state comptroller's office, receiving only 1.5 out of a possible five stars. School district officials say they are studying the...

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hays County voters set off-year early voting mark

More than 13,000 Hays County residents had cast early ballots as of Tuesday, already setting a new off-year record at 13,206. Typically, about half of the ballots in a November election are cast during the early voting...

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