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Friday, January 8th, 2010

Council revamps 40-year-old taxi ordinance

Enacted in 1970, San Marcos' taxi ordinance is a curious piece of regulation both because it does not include requirements one would expect from a taxi ordinance and because it prohibits things one would expect of a taxi.

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.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

City holding meeting on downtown improvements

The Capital Improvements Department of the City of San Marcos will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for downtown streetscape improvements and improvements to paving and drainage along Hutchison and North Lyndon B. Johnson Drive.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Map: Texas State Undergraduate Academic Center

Construction expected to start in June 2010 on the $47.7 million, 130,000 square foot building on the Texas State University campus.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

City, 3M testing new signage downtown

The City of San Marcos, in cooperation with 3M Corporation, is installing new, easier-to- read, decorative street name signs in the downtown.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

City tests solar-powered compactors downtown

The city of San Marcos has installed three solar-powered trash compactors downtown as a pilot program that may be expanded to the city's park system.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

San Marcos council makes CDBG allocations

City council members this week allocated $527,130 in federal community development block grant money for two parks and the Southside Community Center's housing rehabilitation project.

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Texas Natural festival swings into action on Saturday

The 17th Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival will celebrate Texas history, Texas traditions and Texas music at the San Marcos Courthouse Square and on the San Marcos River on Saturday, May 16.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Extended bar hours could start this summer

Some San Marcos bars could stay open until 2 a.m. as soon as late June depending on how long it takes the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission to process applications for revised liquor, beer and wine licenses.

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

San Marcos lobbies for $20 million in earmarks

City leaders seek appropriations for a railroad overpass at Aquarena Springs Drive, airport improvements and new and rebuilt sidewalks in the downtown area.

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