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Bill Taylor

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

P&Z approves Windemere variance for narrow road

Planning and Zoning commissioners in San Marcos are allowing the developers of Windemere Ranch property by Spring Lake to build a narrower collector road than allowed by the city's land development code. Environmentalists and nearby residents opposed the variance, which enables the project to move forward after stalling for more than a year.

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Paso Robles developer seeks city tax incentive

MERCURY PRO | Arguing that the city is responsible for up to $30 million in infrastructure improvements for the proposed Paso Robles project, CARMA development wants the City of San Marcos to foot the bill with a...

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

P&Z delays 'SmartCode' approval until late July

After two dozen San Marcos residents spoke against quick adoption of form-based development codes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to postpone advancing the issue to the city council until July 27.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

P&Z revisits Buie zoning, again approves change

A 12.88-acre portion of the Buie Tract development proposal, sent back to the planning and zoning commission Tuesday night, won approval from that body. Opponents of the change are counting on legal action to stop it.

Monday, January 11th, 2010

New San Marcos board appointees begin their work

The San Marcos City Council has appointed 55 citizens to serve on 16 City boards and commissions beginning in 2010.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Verbatim: Questions and answers on ACC at chamber breakfast

Edited transcript of a discussion on Thursday between San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce members and Stephen B. Kinslow, the Austin Community College district president.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

ACC president lays groundwork for renewed annexation effort

Annexing the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School district -- and its $3.5 billion-plus tax base -- is the top expansion priority for the Austin Community College District, president Stephen B. Kinslow told San Marcos business and education...

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Cotulla exhibit to open this week at LBJ Museum

An LBJ Museum exhibit looking back on Lyndon Johnson's experience as a Cotulla school teacher will open this week.

Friday, April 25th, 2008

With scant public input, charter review commission finalizing its work

All three citizens who showed up at the Charter Review Commission's public hearing Thursday said they just came to listen. The session was adjourned by 5:40 p.m., ten minutes after it began and before the pizza delivery...

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