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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Onward and upward

Since we founded the Mercury seven years ago, the joys have multiplied. Our scrappy little outfit emerged about three years as the city’s single most important news source. In an industry of constant revolution and evolution — as competitors have come and gone — I’m proud to announce that we’ve maintained that position.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | Amazon.com executives are considering locating a $191 million fulfillment center on East McCarty Lane in south San Marcos, a project that would carry the promise of at least 350 full-time jobs,...

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Governor names Texas State University System student regent

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Spencer Copeland, a Sam Houston State University graduate student, to a one-year term as the Texas State University System’s student regent. His term ends May 31 next year.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Behold: These aerial photos make the Texas Water Safari look like a tranquil river outing. It is not.

Less than 24 hours into Texas Water Safari 2015, team 150 — the Texas Flood — leads the pack of 71 paddlers still in contention for the raw 265-mile river race from San Marcos to Seadrift. Six...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Sunset Acres neighbors take aim at proposed Hooters in San Marcos

A resident campaigning to block construction of a Hooters restaurant near his home in the Sunset Acres neighborhood is scheduled to make his case tonight to the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

By the Numbers: Sobering new damage assessments of the Memorial Day weekend flood

INTERACTIVE | As Wimberley and San Marcos inventory what the river took — and what it left behind — the Memorial Day weekend flood’s staggering size and scope reveals itself incrementally. These are the latest statistics,...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hays County clerk says she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez announced today that her office is issuing marriage applications and licenses to anyone who applies, including same sex applicants.

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