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Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Q&A: Naomi Narvaiz on her bid for San Marcos CISD trustee

In recent years, Naomi Narvaiz has established herself as a vocal and visible Republican activist while serving as a member of the party’s county and state executive committees. Now she is running for San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Commentary: Making ‘yes’ really matter

JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Audio: Battle looms as Democrats try to restore education cuts

The Texas Legislature cut more than $5 billion from public education in 2011 to help balance the state budget. Then, last month, lawmakers were told previous revenue estimates were wrong — and that they had more than...

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Doggett Amendment on federal education money repealed

In a victory for Gov. Rick Perry, the most recent Congressional budgetary stopgap — passed Friday night to avoid closing the federal government — contains language that repeals the "Save Our Schools" amendment from U.S. Rep. Lloyd...

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Thousands protest education cuts at Texas Capitol

Parents, educators and students from across the state marched to the Capitol Saturday for the Save Texas Schools rally to express their concern over what could amount to a $10 billion reduction in state funding for schools.

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Texas lawmakers begin spirited debate over budget

as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, laid out the first grim round of proposed cuts on Wednesday — aimed at balancing the budget without new taxes or tapping the Rainy Day Fund — even some...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

San Marcos CISD candidates attending league forum

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District board member Peter Baen and challenger David Crowell are expected at a meet-and-greet reception on Wednesday sponsored by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Chamber’s Snodgrass named to statewide council on education

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Snodgrass has been appointed to the state's P-16 Council as the sole representative of Texas businesses.

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