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Monday, February 27th, 2017

New San Marcos parks rules include portable grill ban

City staff is under instructions from the San Marcos City Council to draft new rules intended to alleviate crowding during the peak water recreation season at the parks along the upper San Marcos River.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Hays County, San Marcos parks begin to re-open after floods

Which parks and natural areas are open — and which remain closed — in San Marcos and Wimberley following Blanco River floods.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Chamber sets luau for May 30

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its sixth annual Luau for May 30 at the City Park recreation hall adjacent to the Lions Club tube rental.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

City seeks volunteers for Oct. 8 San Marcos River cleanup

Volunteers are being sought to cleanse the San Marcos River and its associated parks of trash on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

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 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...

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The Weekend: Summer is slow, rolling magic

There's a new fire station in town, two farmers markets and a whole passel of good music just waiting for you to notice this weekend.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The Weekend: America's Birthday, fireworks, music and more

It's America's birthday, so fireworks will explode like neon blossoms, broncs will be busted, calves will be roped, music will play and pics will be nicked as the barbecue sizzles. Happy Fourth of July!

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.

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