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Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Downtown construction shifts to North LBJ Drive

The west side of North LBJ Drive, from Hopkins Street to University Drive, will be closed to traffic and parking beginning Jan. 6 for excavation and construction as part of the Downtown Reconstruction Project.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Gallery: More images of the 2013 San Marcos Veterans Day parade

Scenes from the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown San Marcos on Nov. 9.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Crime Stoppers seeks man who robbed downtown shop

Police investigators say they have exhausted all their leads five months after a customer chatted up a downtown store clerk then threatened her with a gun, grabbed cash out of the register and ran.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

San Marcos barber closes downtown shop after 41 years

In late August, Lamar LaCaze was notified that his lease would not be renewed. He says one barber after another has continuously occupied the little shop on LBJ Drive for more than a century.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Restaurant boomlet latest in downtown redevelopment

Three new restaurants in San Marcos’ Central Business District are either under construction or in the planning stages, including Black’s Barbecue, the decades-old Lockhart favorite with a cultish following among smokepit pilgrims.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Samantha Armbruster joins Main Street program

Samantha Armbruster, an experienced marketing and events specialist, has joined the San Marcos Main Street team this month as the new the Main Street Program Manager.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

San Marcos, Texas State make ‘best of’ lists

San Marcos’ downtown square and Texas State University’s Student Recreation Center were recently named to rundowns of distinguished places.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Live Feed: Lazy Oaks Ranch, downtown bar limits

The San Marcos City Council's agenda tonight includes consideration of a development agreement for the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision off Ranch Road 12 and appointment of a committee to study the conditional use permit system that regulates...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Post office to close downtown, reopen near Hunter Road

The U.S. Postal Service will shutter its downtown location and re-open before the end of the month near the booming Wonder World Drive/Hunter Road area in south San Marcos.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Bouncer’s tip leads to student’s arrest for making fake IDs

San Marcos police have arrested a Texas State University student who they was manufacturing fake IDs for underage partiers.

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