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Monday, December 19th, 2011

Austin-San Marcos meets ozone regs with no room to spare

The Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which include San Marcos, barely avoided violating federal ozone air quality standards this year, and the city itself experienced at least five days with unhealthy ozone levels.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Officials say ACS may exaggerate city's youth

Local officials say the recently released American Community Survey (ACS), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, makes the city appear to be younger and poorer than it really is. The reason is growth at Texas State, where...

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CAPCOG: Hays County grows fastest, youngest, most diverse in region

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Capital Area Council of Governments issued a report last month saying that Hays County is growing faster, younger and more ethnically/racially diverse than any other county in Central...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

City lags behind Census count, millions at stake

Participation in the 2010 United States Census is lower in San Marcos than in Texas or across the country. After wide suspicion that the city was under-counted in 2000, city officials are hoping for a count of...

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hays County grows 6.6 percent in 2008

New figures from the Texas State Data Center released this week show that Hays County has topped 150,000 residents after starting the young century with fewer than 100,000.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Johnson to run for Kyle mayor

Kyle City Councilmember Lucy Johnson announced Monday morning that she is running for mayor now that Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez is running for Hays County Commissioner.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Annual 9-1-1 awards have ceremony

The 4th Annual Capital Area Council of Governments will recognize the winners of their Annual 9-1-1 Calendar Contest in a ceremony at the Capitol on Sept. 11. The award recipient are from area elementary schools.

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