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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

San Marcos commission approves permits for two new bars

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission granted permits for two new bars on Tuesday: A Bobcat-themed bar near Texas State University and a higher-end lounge on the far south end of town.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Zelick’s gets six-month reprieve on bar permit

With just hours to spare before its conditional use permit to serve alcohol was set to expire, Zelick's Icehouse won a second six-month reprieve from the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Porterfield, Prather, Scott hold huge funding leads

Three city council candidates supported by outgoing San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz hold substantial fundraising advantages in Tuesday's election. Two of them, incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, hold fundraising leads of...

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

P&Z approves rezoning of small Buie Tract parcel

San Marcos Planning and Zoning commissioners approved a re-zoning of a small Buie Tract piece last week after that piece had been pulled from such consideration by the developers in May. One commissioner said it looked to...

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...

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Guerrero holds campaign kickoff, rips opponent

Before about 200 supporters at his official campaign kickoff Monday night, San Marcos mayoral candidate Daniel Guerrero said his opponent, Councilmember John Thomaides, has misrepresented his own positions on several issues.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

P&Z approves conditional use permit for AA house

San Marcos Planning and Zoning commissioners again went against the city staff recommendation corning the Last House on the Block, a house on Smith Lane being used as a meeting place for Alcoholics Anonymous. The commission agreed...

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...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z approves $122M plan for capital improvements

The Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos has approved a three-year capital improvement plan that would cost $122 million. To this point, the city has $44 million to cover the costs.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Buie Tract changes turn official as opponents fume

After a long citizen comments session at Tuesday's San Marcos City Council meeting, the council declined to reconsider zoning changes to the Buie Tract, meaning those changes now have become law.

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