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Monday, December 19th, 2011

Austin-San Marcos meets ozone regs with no room to spare

The Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which include San Marcos, barely avoided violating federal ozone air quality standards this year, and the city itself experienced at least five days with unhealthy ozone levels.

Friday, December 16th, 2011

SMA teachers honor eight students

Eight San Marcos Baptist Academy students were selected as Second Mile Award winners for the second quarter of the fall semester. The award recognizes outstanding effort in the classroom based on teacher recommendations. The award was established...

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Police: No leads in Urrutia murder

Police have not identified possible suspects in their investigation of Frank Urrutia's murder, though they believe someone knows who the killer is.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Opera Theatre presents Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

San Marcos' Texas Music Theater will show the Christmas-themed Amahl and the Night Visitors on Dec. 19-20.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Montgomery police chief: Texas State’s ALERRT saved lives

SUBMITTED REPORT Montgomery, Ala., police say a law enforcement training program based at Texas State University saved lives and contributed to the swift resolution of a shooting incident at a postal facility there recently. Montgomery Police Chief...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Postal service plans to keep downtown storefront

The feds still plan on closing the post office in downtown San Marcos, though a privately-owned and operated "contract postal unit" offering similar services is planned for the area, said U.S. Postal Service officials last week.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Alleged ‘road rage’ incident involving SMPD officer sparks investigations

An alleged "road rage" incident on Wednesday resulted in a City of San Marcos police officer being placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Early runoff voting ends today, election day slated for Dec. 13

San Marcos voters will cast ballots in a runoff election for Place 3 on the City Council Tuesday, Dec. 13 at designated polling places.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Audio: Christmas Ball putting the swing in San Marcos

A Texan put Christmas into country music and a Texan made it swing. It is only fitting that San Marcos, home of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, will be filled with the sounds of Western Swing...

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