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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

San Marcos police probe P&Z meetings with developer

Writing a new chapter in the ongoing tale of Darren Casey’s miscarried Sessom Drive dream, the San Marcos Police Department is investigating whether planning and zoning commissioners violated the Texas Open Meetings Act when they met individually with the San Antonio developer in a series of meetings nearly two years ago.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Ethics commission pings P&Z vice chair for ‘minor’ violation [PRO]

In a wide-ranging response to allegations made against him, real estate broker Carter Morris suggest he'll want to know why city official didn't pre-empt his public, televised remarks at a city council meeting in support of a...

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Weeks after unanimous OK, council tables H-E-B proposal

Ignoring a developer’s plea that delay could endanger his deal to sell land to H-E-B for a new store on McCarty Lane, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted to table an ordinance that they approved...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Isaac: In ranch dispute, I won’t flinch on basic rights

State Rep. JASON ISAAC writes, “The conservation and protection of natural resources in the area are important to me, and I believe that this MUD will help to ensure that the land is managed responsibly with an...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Commentary: It’s power versus the people in fight for O’Quinn Ranch

Wimberley resident LOUIS B. PARKS writes, “Big money and political influence from south Texas have rolled into the Wimberley area and may try to take our precious water resources, at taxpayer expense.”

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Public hearings slated on San Marcos master plan

The city of San Marcos will wrap up its new comprehensive plan in the next month with public hearings and action at the planning and zoning commission and city council.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ blog: Jude Prather’s change of heart

Up until January, Jude Prather had never voted against a development, either on the city council or on the planning and zoning commission before that. Since Jan. 15, he hasn't voted in favor of one.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lazy Oaks Ranch gets preliminary okay from city council

MERCURY PRO | A measure that lays the groundwork for a 1,750-home subdivision on the former Storey-Robinson Ranch breezed through San Marcos City Council on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Live Feed: Lazy Oaks Ranch, Retreat at Willow Creek council discussion

The San Marcos City Council's agenda this evening includes hearings or votes on two proposed residential subdivisions — Lazy Oaks Ranch on Ranch Road 12 and the Retreat at Willow Creek on Hunter Road.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Developer adds parks acres to Cape’s Camp proposal

An apartment developer looking to build student housing on part of Cape's Camp has sweetened his pitch to the city, roughly doubling the amount of riverfront acreage he says he's willing to donate as a park.

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