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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San Marcos Local News. Early voting is ongoing for the Nov. 2 election.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Hays County passes free mid-term strategic plan

Hays County commissioners have passed a strategic plan, which will require cooperation from other jurisdictions due to limited county powers in the State of Texas. But the plan was free, with help from the Lower Colorado River...

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Editorial: What's next for Springtown Center?

Despite attempts by City Hall to throw public funds at the re-development of Springtown Center, the process is playing out in the private sphere, like it's supposed to. We suggest that the city keep its hands off,...

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Three questions for Sumter, Barton

The Democratic Party in Hays County will come to some kind of a reckoning Tuesday, the general election day in a primary that will choose between Hays County Judge Liz Sumter and Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton...

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Democratic candidates show contrasts in judge debate

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter and Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton showed their differences last week in their appearance at the League of Women Voters debate. Sumter and Barton are contesting the Democratic nomination for...

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Grifols breaks ground in San Marcos

Construction of a Grifols plasma research and testing facility began last Friday at River Ridge Business Park in San Marcos, with state and local officials presiding.

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Narvaiz touts mall aid in ‘State of City’ speech

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz spoke in favor of the city's advertising aid for the outlet malls, among other programs, and asked for more community volunteerism in her State of the City speech Thursday night at the...

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Grifols construction to start this week

Grifols, which is locating a much-anticipated biomedical facility in San Marcos, will turn the first shovel Friday on a two-story, 72,000-square-foot plasma research and testing facility at River Ridge Business Park. The facility is expected to be...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Council candidates bid for SMABOR nod

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors (SMABOR) debate, a fixture in city council politics, took on a somewhat more crowded look Tuesday. With a total of seven candidates up for two city council races, the field...

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