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Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Update: Missing River Road man found at Austin hospital

5:59 p.m. JAN. 22 | San Marcos police are searching for a disabled man last seen on Wednesday outside of his home at 705 River Road. On Wednesday Jan. 20, Raymond Casas walked outside to take out the trash and did not return.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Woods development worsened flood damage to Blanco Gardens, analysis suggests

An updated analysis presented to city council members Jan. 5 showed that the construction of a controversial student housing complex worsened the flooding of Blanco Gardens, an adjacent subdivision.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hitting a ‘brick wall,’ San Marcos teacher suspends city council campaign

UPDATED 12:39 Sept. 15 | Saying he can’t get traction because of widespread suspicion that he is secretly allied with one of his opponents, candidate Stephen Herrera has effectively ended his campaign for the San Marcos City...

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...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

San Marcos aims to expedite construction permits to ease flood recovery

The city of San Marcos is waiving residential building permit fees and utility late fees and is placing a moratorium on utility disconnects for areas affected by the Memorial Day weekend floods.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Peña park to host family-friendly community gathering

The San Marcos Parks & Recreation department will host a family-friendly community gathering beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Capt. Paul Peña Park in the Hills of Hays neighborhood.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Ceremony marks re-opening of neighborhood park in Blanco Gardens

San Marcos officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon for the formal re-opening of Conway Park, recently renovated with new playground equipment and a mini-skate park area.

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