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Cape’s Camp

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

San Marcos council okays Cape’s Camp park, apartments

The San Marcos City Council on Monday approved a developer's request to build 306 student apartment units on a prime piece of riverfront property at Interstate 35 and River Road. The package includes donation to the city...

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Live Feed: City council considers Cape’s Camp proposal

The San Marcos City Council’s agenda this evening includes a public hearing and vote on the Cape's Camp apartments and public park project.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Updated: San Marcos council incumbents breeze back into office

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and two of his San Marcos City Council colleagues appear headed to victories with 20 of 49 Hays County election precincts counted.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Developer adds parks acres to Cape’s Camp proposal

An apartment developer looking to build student housing on part of Cape's Camp has sweetened his pitch to the city, roughly doubling the amount of riverfront acreage he says he's willing to donate as a park.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Cape’s Camp discussion postponed until August

A discussion by the city council on the possible acquisition of Cape’s Camp for park and recreational purposes initially scheduled for the July 31 meeting has been postponed.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

City angling to buy Cape’s Camp for park; preps for November vote

The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday strongly signaled interest in buying Cape's Camp, part of the largest undeveloped tract of land on the San Marcos River within the city limits. If talks with the seller are...

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Thorntons envision apartment development for Cape’s Camp

The owner of Cape's Camp, one of the largest San Marcos River-front properties in the city limits remaining in private owners' hands, is seeking to rezone part of his land from commercial to medium-density multi-family residential and...

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