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Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of raw water from the cities of Kyle...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

San Marcos to remember tragedy, heroics of Sept. 11

The city will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at San Marcos City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thwarted by Sunset Acres homeowners, Hooters execs look to different location

Following an episode in which city officials approved its alcohol permit and then withdrew approval five weeks later, the Hooters restaurant chain is looking at a different property about a half-mile up the Interstate 35 access road...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Video: Blanco River volume, velocity during Memorial Day weekend flood rivaled Mississippi River at St. Louis

Even before it reached San Marcos, the Blanco River was flowing at 180,000 cubic feet per second — the average volume and velocity of the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a hydrologist told the San Marcos...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Country music star foots the bill for San Marcos neighborhood skatepark

San Marcos residents celebrated the opening of a new skatepark in the East Guadalupe neighborhood on Friday, a project funded by country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore’s charity for disadvantaged children.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Future of Cape’s Dam, Thompson’s Islands on San Marcos council agenda

Wading into a battle that has divided the San Marcos River’s most passionate defenders, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled to begin deliberation tonight on whether to dismantle Cape’s Dam.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Florida hospital administrator named CTMC chief

Anthony Stahl, who administers an Adventist Health System hospital in Florida, has been named chief executive officer of Central Texas Medical Center beginning Oct. 5.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Four-county coalition officially launches Blanco River Regional Recovery Team

Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate the long-term recovery efforts from the Memorial Weekend flood and storms in conjunction with their affected cities. The recovery is expected to take...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

By the Numbers: Amazon.com’s outsized building plans for San Marcos

PART 1 of 2 | The number is easy to say — 855,000 square feet — but exactly how big is that? Wrap your brain around Amazon’s forthcoming San Marcos distribution hub by comparing its footprint to...

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