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Friday, July 18th, 2014

White House appoints former Kyle mayor to education post

Former Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has won a presidential appointment as the deputy assistant secretary in charge of rural outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of Education.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Video: Will boom go bust? Demographics is destiny

Former state demographer Steve Murdock, a past director of the U.S. Census Bureau, discussed how population shifts, current and future, will affect public policy at The Texas Tribune’s symposium on the effects of demographic change in Texas,...

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.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Texas again has highest uninsured rate in nation

In addition to having the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation, Texas also has the largest number of children without health insurance and the highest rate of poor adults without health insurance, according...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Officials say ACS may exaggerate city's youth

Local officials say the recently released American Community Survey (ACS), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, makes the city appear to be younger and poorer than it really is. The reason is growth at Texas State, where...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Decision likely right after three city manager finalists meet public

The three city manager finalists in San Marcos will go before the public Wednesday night. Later that night, the San Marcos City Council will go into executive session, probably to make a decision. The city's timeline called...

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

San Marcos sees climb in suicides for May, June

Five people in San Marcos took their own lives in May and June, four other people were known by San Marcos police to have tried it in the last two months and another case of a man...

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Villalpando added to census staff

New San Marcos Census Outreach Coordinator Marge Villalpando hopes to access many residents who may be missed or confused by the 2010 Census.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Housing forecast slow, steady

The local housing outlook is better than the national forecast. As the corridor from Buda to San Marcos continues to draw residents and businesses, the local housing market is expected to hold steady, if slightly slow.