San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Debbie Ingalsbe

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

County tries to avoid jail closure

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously last week to initiate an expenditure of $1,455,388 to avoid a possible closure of part or all of the Hays County Jail by state authorities.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Grifols breaks ground in San Marcos

Construction of a Grifols plasma research and testing facility began last Friday at River Ridge Business Park in San Marcos, with state and local officials presiding.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Grifols construction to start this week

Grifols, which is locating a much-anticipated biomedical facility in San Marcos, will turn the first shovel Friday on a two-story, 72,000-square-foot plasma research and testing facility at River Ridge Business Park. The facility is expected to be...

Friday, September 18th, 2009

County sets budget, ups tax rate 1.42 cents

Hays County commissioners approved a $162 million budget this week, raising the ad valorem tax rate from 45.5 cents to 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

County moves on government center

Hays County officials took two more steps in their 14-year-old quest for more office space earlier this month, narrowing their list to five teams of construction firms to undertake the county's largest ever building project, then authorizing...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

County to provide night parking for city

Hays County Commissioners will allow the City of San Marcos to use the parking inlets on the Hopkins Street side of the Hays County Courthouse during night hours, despite the objections of County Judge Liz Sumter, whose...

Monday, August 24th, 2009

County headed towards slight tax hike

Though they're still debating the merits of an ad valorem tax increase, Hays County Commissioners have set 46.92 cents as their maximum tax rate in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget, upping the present rate by 1.42 cents.

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

County passes controversial development regs

After months of dispute, Hays County Commissioners passed new development regulations Tuesday. A six-acre minimum lot size for new subdivisions served by individual private water wells and located in the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area (PGMA)...

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

County picks $89.5M office option

The Hays County Commissioners Court, presented with three project scenarios for a new county office building Tuesday, opted Tuesday to go with the most expensive in a 3-2 vote.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Officials to announce manufacturer moving to San Marcos

Local officials will announce "an important job-producing manufacturing company that plans to locate in San Marcos" Thursday morning. Last week, San Marcos and Hays County officials approved economic incentives for Grifols, Inc., a biomedical company that would...

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