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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Local debt climbs as Texas cities deal with population growth

WITH DATA FOR YOUR CITY | Texas cities, counties and school districts are relying more on debt to maintain services in a fast-growing state. While critics argue communities need to work harder to live within their means, local officials say the issue is not that simple.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Following the money in Central Texas banks

Banks in four Interstate 35 corridor counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal — maintained deposits that amount to about 40 percent of all the money in all the banks in oil-rich Alaska.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Water main work to frustrate Post Road traffic

Construction of a new water main along Post Road is expected to delay southbound traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, beginning today and lasting until sometime in October.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Antonio mulls $3 billion water supply project

San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to eventually pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County in Central Texas. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but several questions...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Midnight fire damages Days Inn in San Marcos

San Marcos firefighters stopped a fire on the second-floor balcony of Days Inn early Sunday morning in San Marcos before it could spread to other parts of the hotel.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

ATV manufacturer’s Texas distributor picks Dripping Springs for corporate headquarters

UPDATED | The sole Texas dealer and distributor for an Arizona-based all-terrain vehicle manufacturer is moving its corporate headquarters to Dripping Springs, Greater San Marcos Partnership President Adriana Cruz announced today.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing an interactive map of San Marcos construction

MERCURY PRO | In a new feature we will update at the end of each month, we’ve plotted new construction — residential and commercial — on an interactive map. We’ve also assembled the data in...

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: (Re)introducing the development map

SHOP TALK by BRAD ROLLINS When we introduced our San Marcos Development Map more than 2½ years ago, I said it was intended as “a resource that will be equally useful to those who develop, those who...

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