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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

San Marcos council delays vote on Sessom Creek development

After its attorney pointed out an obscure provision in local codes, the San Marcos City Council on Wednesday postponed consideration of a controversial upscale $63 million apartment and retail campus above Sessom Creek.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Police: Development opponents plan to ‘disrupt’ meetings

Officers will stand guard at future town hall meetings about a controversial multimillion development near Sessom Creek after police received a tip that opponents of the project plan to stage disturbances of public forums.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 03/16/11

A sampling of current listings for manufactured housing in the San Marcos and Kyle areas.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Real Estate: Week of 03/09/11

In our new weekly real estate feature, we take a look at Hays County homes on the market for more than $500,000. Plus, a comparison of home and lot sales in 2010 and 2009.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Updated: Kyle, Buda area now more populous than San Marcos, census says

The population of San Marcos within the city limits is still greater than Kyle and Buda's combined population. But the two corridor cities now outpace the county seat in total population when nearby unincorporated areas are included...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

City schedules public hearings on Paso Robles

The San Marcos City Council will hold the first of several additional public meetings on the proposed annexation of Paso Robles, a 1,340-acre master planned community on Hunter Road on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

P&Z gives approval to Paso Robles community

Despite disapproval expressed by citizens and Planning and Zoning Chair Sherwood Bishop, the proposed Paso Robles community received a go-ahead from the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Council again approves Buie tract rezoning amid petition intrigue

Good to the last drop, debate over development of the Buie tract roiled through another dramatic chapter on Tuesday night as the San Marcos City Council voted again to rezone a portion of the property. This followed...

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Lawsuit asks judge to invalidate county development regs

A Henly resident is seeking to invalidate development regulations adopted last August with a lawsuit filed in state district court that argues Hays County did not properly analyze the financial impact of minimum lot sizes and other...

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Residential, 3 floors added to Concho Commons plan

A developer has cut retail and office space and added three floors of residential units to the Concho Commons building planned for a prime commercial tract situated between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

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