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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

San Marcos City Council to fill P&Z vacancy

The city is seeking applicants for a San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission vacancy following the resignation of planning commissioner Brian Olson.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

First responders prepare for Black Friday outlet shoppers

San Marcos first responders will step up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wristbands for Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival now on sale

The 29th Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 2-5 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ next up in ‘Made in San Marcos’ series

As part of its ongoing “Made in San Marcos” series, the San Marcos Cinema Club will host a screening on Monday of “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater’s artfully wrought coming-of-age story.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

San Marcos to observe moment of silence for victims of Islamic extremism

The city of San Marcos will join cities across America in observing a moment of silence tomorrow in remembrance of the lives lost in recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and other cities around the world.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Man charged with arsons at San Marcos fast food restaurants

James David Burleigh, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fines of up to $10,000 per offense. He is being held at the Hays...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Election 2015: San Marcos City Council Election Results

In San Marcos City Council elections, voters will choose between Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo for place 5 and between Shane Scott and Melissa Derrick for place 6. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

City to test emergency sirens today, Wednesday

San Marcos emergency management officials will test emergency sirens throughout the city Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3 and throughout the day on Wednesday, Nov. 4. City crews are repairing sirens damaged in last Friday’s storms and will be...

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