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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Poverty rate declines for first time since recession

Texas is one of two states in which the poverty rate declined between 2011 and 2012, according to data released late Wednesday from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Hays County employees pile up food bank donations

Hays County employees collected more than 300 pounds of food and $160 in cash for the Hays County Food Bank during a donation drive in April.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A sprawling slum in San Marcos’ shadow

Just across the county line in Redwood, Rancho Vista is a patchwork of 361 lots with 1,000 homesteads on them – sometimes families will pile two or three mobile homes on one lot – and an estimated...

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