San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Julie Jerome

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

SMBA grad killed in Afghanistan campaign

A soldier from San Marcos lost his life this week in Afghanistan. U.S Army Captain Paul Peña, 27, was killed by an improvised explosive device as he travelled in the American Sector of Afghanistan. Peña participated in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at San Marcos Baptist Academy, where he graduated in 2000 before entering the...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Hays County schools vary about Obama speech

Hays County public school districts took subtly different approaches to President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech to schoolchildren, which was broadcast nationally over the Internet and on C-SPAN and CNN at noon.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

RSI brings on summer interns

RSI, a manufacturer of rugged technology in Kyle, has brought on three high school interns this summer to help them understand the real-world challenges of working in a high tech environment.

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Still no swine flu reported in Hays County

While swine flu has all but shut down neighboring Comal County, life goes on pretty much as normal in Hays County.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Light pole snaps at Shelton Stadium

A light pole at Hays High School's Bob Shelton Stadium snapped Friday night, landing on top of Oran Bales Gymnasium and puncturing a hole in the middle of the roof.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Bilingual student surge forces more changes at Hays CISD

More bilingual students are enrolling in Hays CISD, especially in the Science Hall Elementary School attendance zone, forcing school district officials to transfer students who enroll during the rest of the school year.