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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

City to add 107 acres to Purgatory greenspace

The city is poised to acquire 107 acres of undeveloped aquifer recharge land adjacent to the 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Council clears way for largest subdivision in city’s history

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday all but finalized a deal that lays the ground work for a 3,450 home gated community intertwined with an 18-hole golf course.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Friday, October 29th, 2010

EAA to hold off on well rules until next year

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is holding off on enforcing certain well rules, which involve expensive costs for homeowners, until next year. The representative for the local EAA district is up for grabs in the Nov. 2...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Carma pulls concept plan change for Blanco Vista

Shifting course again, Carma Texas has withdrawn its request with San Marcos officials to change the concept plan for the Blanco Vista development on the north end of the city. It is anticipated that Carma will submit...

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Guerrero, Thomaides, square off in LWV debate

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides demonstrated that they pose a clear choice for voters at Monday night's League of Women Voters debate, taking different stances on tax incentives and the city's contracts with...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

City council hires Nuse, approves Paso Robles deal

MERCURY PRO | Wrapping up two pieces of business before Mayor Susan Narvaiz leaves the dais in November, the San Marcos City Council hired Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse and approved a development agreement, annexation and...

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