Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the rst edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pugerville, Texas. Now in 2022, CI is still locally owned. We have expanded to include hundreds of employees, our own software platform and printing facility, and over 30 hyperlocal editions across the state with a circulation to more than 2.4 million residential mailboxes.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS MONTH
FROM HEATHER: This issue includes our annual Education Edition. One of our front-page stories covers career and technical education programs oered at area schools. I had the pleasure of touring the San Marcos High School Career and Technical Education classrooms and was very impressed. Heather Demere, GENERAL MANAGER
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FROM ERIC: Students in both San Marcos and Hays CISDs overall saw improvements in State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test scores in the second year of testing after the COVID-19 pandemic pause on exams during the 2019-20 school year. This month, we dive into the data (see Pages 26-27). Eric Weilbacher, EDITOR
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SAN MARCOS BUDA KYLE EDITION • AUGUST 2022
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