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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

River City Ballet to hold angel auditions for Nutcracker performance

The River City Ballet will hold auditions for angels for its annual holiday performances of the Nutcracker. The auditions are open to any child 6-9 years old and will be held at the Central Texas Ballet Conservatory, 101 East Hopkins Street, on Oct. 23. at noon. Angels do not need to have previous dance experience.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Cops say ‘Mexican Mafia’ involved in Hays County murder

Law enforcers investigating last month's murder of a Lockhart man in Hays County said they have discovered ties in the case to an area gang known as the Mexican Mafia. Authorities also have arrested the fourth suspect...

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Weekend: Hot art, hot music, hot theater and, uh, more hot heat

My, oh, my, it's going to be a hot weekend. There's plenty of blazing music, hot art and sultry theater. And temperatures? Considerably warm.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sales taxes in Hays County up 10 percent

Sales taxes collections in Hays County for July were up 10.7 percent from the same month a year earlier. San Marcos and Kyle both set all-time sales tax collection records in July, but Buda appears headed for...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

City pledges $500K match for family violence shelter

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to provide $500,000 in matching funds towards a $1 million improvements project for the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. However, some councilmembers are concerned that the city is taking on too...

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Police to charge Lockhart man in non-fatal shooting

San Marcos police are in the process of charging a Lockhart man in the non-fatal shooting of San Marcos resident Santana Hiracheta last week on Mill Street. It is expected that the victim will recover after a...

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Economic development plan waits on funding

Though many local jurisdictions have approved the Greater San Marcos Plan as a blueprint for local economic development, the launch for a new board to implement the plan has been delayed while organizers seek funding and non-profit...

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Chamber cuts ribbon for Southwest Plumbing

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce sent its ambassadors out to cut the ribbon for Southwest Plumbing earlier this month. The shop is located at 101 Dandelion Trail in San Marcos.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Academy tabs Davis as football coach

Former San Marcos High School and Texas State football player Les Davis is the new football coach at San Marcos Baptist Academy. Davis most recently served for five years as head football coach at New Braunfels Canyon,...

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