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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Police identify man who drowned near Children’s Park

Police have identified a San Marcos man who drowned in the San Marcos River on Wednesday.

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...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Arts commission awards honors keepers of San Marcos culture

The San Marcos Arts Commission is calling for nominations for an annual award honoring individuals or organizations that have substantially enriched the community’s cultural and artistic life.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

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,...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

San Marcos offers grant program to encourage murals citywide

The city of San Marcos is offering grants and design assistance to artists in an effort to encourage placement of murals on private property throughout the city.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

San Marcos to relive ‘The Goonies’ adventures with outdoor park screening

“The Goonies,” the 1985 adventure comedy written by Steven Spielberg, will be featured next in the Movies in Your Park summer outdoor movie series on Tuesday, July 21.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

SMPD seeks identity of man accused of exposing himself at restaurant

Police are looking for a man who a witness says surreptitiously shot video of a child and then exposed himself at a Whataburger in south San Marcos earlier this month.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

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...

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