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Friday, May 14th, 2010

City announces traffic update through May 22

The City of San Marcos has announced a number of road projects and traffic cautions for the week of May 16-22. Among the new wrinkles for next week are downtown lane closures while federally mandated improvements are made to handicap ramps.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Land use planning doesn't mean a thing

In this letter to the editor, Joe and Laura Schneider of San Marcos say developments concerning the Buie Tract are an indication that city officials can't be trusted to follow through on their plans.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

San Marcos officials announce road projects

The City of San Marcos has announced a number of road projects and traffic cautions for the week of April 18-24. Pay particular attention to Charles Austin Drive, which will be snagged on April 19 and April...

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

RR 12 project could cut Wonder World Drive traffic counts

Just after the Wonder World Drive extension from Hunter Road to RR 12 opens in late July, Hays County will begin improvements on RR 12 in September. San Marcos officials are concerned that the RR 12 work...

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

San Marcos council again extends SOB moratorium

San Marcos City Councilmembers have called for another two-month extension of a moratorium against sexually oriented businesses. By the time the latest extension expires on June 30, the council will have kept the "emergency" moratorium alive for...

Monday, March 29th, 2010

City announces road projects

The City of San Marcos has announced a number of road projects and traffic cautions for the week. Among them is the closure of Cheatham Street from Riverside Drive to Hopkins Street until the end of May.

Monday, March 15th, 2010

City announces road work for week

The City of San Marcos has announced road projects that will affect traffic in town for the next week. Among the streets involved in the projects are Hopkins Street, Sessom Drive, Craddock Avenue and Wonder World Drive.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

City announces road closures for next week

San Marcos officials have announced road and street projects affecting traffic in town next week, including several involving Hopkins Street and the downtown square. Wednesday, Feb. 3, will include numerous such projects through the east side of...

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Council approves budget increase for Hunter Road

San Marcos City Councilmembers opted Tuesday to spend $532,000 more than they budgeted to widen a 0.79-mile stretch of Hunter Road between Wonder World Drive and Bishop Street, though city officials say anticipated savings on the Wonder...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Downed pole knocks out downtown power

City emergency crews restored power to downtown San Marcos Tuesday night after the central portion of the city was without electricity for about 45 minutes. City officials said a car struck an electric pole, pitching the city...

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