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Robin Hood

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Editorial: Property tax break for residential development is poor policy

Among the problems that might be identified with the Paso Robles development, we're most concerned about offering property tax incentives for residential property, which can't possibly be a good deal for the city or its taxpayers. The city's willingness to provide a $20 million tax break shows why professional expertise matters, and why the city has cast...

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

School board approves academies for 2011-12

San Marcos CISD trustees approved a plan to divide San Marcos High School into discrete career academies this week with hopes that students will be better prepared for later life while the school district attracts more students...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

San Marcos CISD budgeting small deficit

The San Marcos CISD trustees are working with a 2009-2010 budget that calls for a deficit of slightly more than $300,000, but they would pay starting teachers $40,000 and they have $21 million in reserves to cover...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Rose wins fourth legislative term

Patrick Rose comfortably won his fourth term in the state legislature Tuesday, returning to his seat representing Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties while his Democratic Party pulled almost even in the state House of Representatives.