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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If it meets its obligations, an industrial startup would create more jobs than any single other San Marcos company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

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

Feds hunt escapee from Bastrop prison camp

Federal and local authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Bastrop County sometime Sunday, U.S. Marshal Robert R. Almonte said today.

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.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

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...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

The state will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

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