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Friday, December 11th, 2015

City wants residents to weigh-in on two-way downtown traffic

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department is seeking input from residents on downtown traffic, parking and other infrastructure.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

New candy shop makes downtown San Marcos even sweeter

Candy Sweets Treats opened its doors on 241 N. LBJ Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 1. The store will provide San Marcos residents with a variety of unique confections, owner Leanne Latham said.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Deadlocked San Marcos council throws 15-floor Concho Commons into uncertainty

Unable to muster a city council majority, developer Darren Casey was rebuffed Tuesday night in his request to add two floors to a residential high-rise he proposes to build between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

City to celebrate LBJ Drive re-opening with block party

The city of San Marcos is throwing a downtown block party to celebrate the re-opening of North LBJ Drive, epicenter of a major capital improvement program that has frustrated traffic — and business owners — for the...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Downtown project closes University-LBJ intersection

The southeast portion of the University Drive/LBJ Drive intersection is closed this week — and is projected to remain closed for three weeks — as part of the city’s messy, long-running Downtown Reconstruction Project.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Texas Cinema plans Alamo Drafthouse-style remake of downtown theater

Taking a page from Alamo Drafthouse’s playbook, Texas Cinema Corp. plans to overhaul the business model for its tiny downtown movie theater to offer beer and wine service and casual dining.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Restaurant boomlet latest in downtown redevelopment

Three new restaurants in San Marcos’ Central Business District are either under construction or in the planning stages, including Black’s Barbecue, the decades-old Lockhart favorite with a cultish following among smokepit pilgrims.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Live Feed: Lazy Oaks Ranch, downtown bar limits

The San Marcos City Council's agenda tonight includes consideration of a development agreement for the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision off Ranch Road 12 and appointment of a committee to study the conditional use permit system that regulates...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Post office to close downtown, reopen near Hunter Road

The U.S. Postal Service will shutter its downtown location and re-open before the end of the month near the booming Wonder World Drive/Hunter Road area in south San Marcos.

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