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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Public meeting Dec. 17 to address Loop Street water main, fire hydrants

More than 15 months after a five-alarm fire devastated a hilltop house in the Southwest Hills neighborhood, city officials say they are about to begin work on a public works package that includes installation of the first fire hydrants on Loop Street.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Man arrested after striking six parked cars downtown

A 29-year-old man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after striking six parked vehicles early Saturday near downtown San Marcos.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Three people robbed in Plucker’s parking lot

The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a suspect accused of robbing three people in the parking lot of a local restaurant on Thursday night.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Main break expected to close West Hopkins Street into the evening

City crews repaired a water main break that closed Hopkins Street between Bishop and Johnson Streets, and with motorists being detoured to San Antonio and Belvin Streets. The street closure will continue through much of the day...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hays County approves emergency repairs to vandalized flash flood sensors

The Hays County Commissioners Court today approved $103,412 for emergency repairs to vandalized or stolen equipment that have disabled flash flood warning systems at four low-water crossings in the San Marcos and Buda areas.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Police identify bikers killed in weekend wrecks

Two Central Texas men died this weekend in unrelated motorcycle wrecks in New Braunfels, one on Saturday in a school parking lot and another on Sunday on Interstate 35.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

PODS to concentrate Central Texas distribution in San Marcos

PODS Enterprises Inc., which has transformed the moving and storage industry in little more than a decade and half, will shutter four of its Central Texas facilities and consolidate distribution in San Marcos, company officials say.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

San Marcos council names new planning and zoning commissioner

Texas State University anthropology professor James Garber, who has emerged in recent years as an affable and articulate critic of a series of proposed real estate developments, was appointed Tuesday night to the San Marcos Planning and...

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