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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Texas Cinema plans Alamo Drafthouse-style remake of downtown theater

Taking a page from Alamo Drafthouse’s playbook, Texas Cinema Corp. plans to overhaul the business model for its tiny downtown movie theater to offer beer and wine service and casual dining.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Audio: Target of downtown shooting tells about his near-death experience

As close calls come, they don’t get much closer than it did for an 18-year-old San Marcos resident this weekend.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Man arrested in weekend shooting downtown

A San Antonio man faces attempted capital murder and attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to run down a police officer while escaping the the scene of a shooting Saturday night in downtown San Marcos.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fire damages 131-year-old Donalson Building downtown

San Marcos firefighters quickly doused a rooftop fire Tuesday afternoon that did minor damage to the 131-year-old building at the corner of Hopkins and LBJ in downtown San Marcos.

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Updated: Hays County sells last two downtown properties [PRO]

Hays County officials have closed the sale of the former Courthouse Annex and the Records Building, both of which have sat vacant for two years on opposite corners of the downtown San Marcos square.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Interactive: Will Carson Properties’ mid-rise dwarf downtown San Marcos?

If these renderings tell the tale, a nine-floor building won't look as tall as it sounds

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

San Marcos P&Z approves downtown mid-rise

After voting two weeks ago to table a measure that would allow construction of a nine-floor mid-rise downtown, the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to take up the measure again at its meeting tonight....

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Trail riders to bring the past back to San Marcos

An annual reminder of a bygone era, the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders will return to downtown San Marcos on Monday, Feb. 3, arriving sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Week-long series celebrates Civil Rights champions

A succession of special events celebrating the legacies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is underway in San Marcos.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

P&Z to get first look at Carsons’ proposed downtown mid-rise

San Marcos-based Carson Properties is angling to build a nine-floor, mixed-use downtown landmark, but first the company needs planning commissioners to sign off on the building’s height.

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