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Kelli lopez, pictured center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation. PHOTO COURTESY OF SMCISD

SMHS principal resigns

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez has resigned from the position effective immediately.

Superintendent Michael Cardona informed members of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees Wednesday. In a letter addressed to San Marcos High School community, Cardona made the announcement public.

City receives recycling bin grant for athletic fields

The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful program was awarded the Dr. Pepper Snapple/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Grant totaling $5,827.50, with a $1,942.50 match.

This grant awarded 18 recycling bins to the program, and six more were purchased as part of the matching grant. The new bins will be installed at the San Marcos Gary Softball Complex and Ramon Lucio Park Fields by the end of this year. 

As part of this grant, the amount of recyclables will be tracked and reported over the course of a year with the help of Green Guy Recycling.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, authorities said.

Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit train crashed at the Hoboken station.

"We have multiple injuries, multiple critical injuries right now," said Jennifer Nelson, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit. "The terminal is shut down."

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.

When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left. The fiercely competitive president has said he intends to keep working with Congress until the final buzzer sounds in January, but it's not clear how much juice he'll have left.



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