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Friday, July 27th, 2012

Incumbents, sole challenger file to run in San Marcos City Council election

San Marcos council member Ryan Thomason today became the first incumbent to draw a challenger in City Hall elections this November.

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...

Monday, July 16th, 2012

San Marcos, Kyle see another sales tax windfall

The city of San Marcos has received sales tax revenues of $1,544,964 from retail sales that occurred in May, an increase of $121,140, or 8.51 percent over May 2011. The state of Texas as a whole was...

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Wrecker boss: San Marcos towing ‘cheapest in Texas’

The owner of San Marcos' largest wrecker service says he has a legal right to charge market rates for forced tows from private property even if people don't find his line of work particularly charming.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Retail sales set San Marcos record in April

Sales tax collections received in June bounded upward by 14.89 percent, setting a record for retail sales for the month of April in San Marcos.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wrecker companies want to raise forced towing fees

When wrecker companies asked two months ago for across-the-board increases in the fees they're allowed to charge vehicle owners for forced tows, most San Marcos City Council members told them to hit the road.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

City, Texas State recognized for town-gown collaboration

Achieving Community Together, a town-gown partnership in San Marcos, has been selected as this year’s Association of College Unions International “Collaborative Program of the Year.”

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Council declines apartment moratorium in favor of redevelopment

Despite heightened unease about the number of apartments being built, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday was cool toward the idea of a temporary moratorium being pushed by a residents' petition.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

‘Core 4’ meet to establish common goals

Officials representing four of the largest public entities based in San Marcos met this week to discuss mutual values and goals and to establish work groups on key issues.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Competing LBJ/MLK memorial designs slated for Feb. 16 unveiling

Next month, the Crossroads Committee will enter the next phase in its mission to establish a public memorial to Martin Luther King and Lyndon Baines Johnson in San Marcos.

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