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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

San Marcos approves utility rate increases

The San Marcos City Council gave first nod to a FY 2012 budget and to water, wastewater,and drainage utility rate increases of about $3 per average residential customer.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Hays officials to consider cutting off clean air group

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant are asking commissioners to reconsider the county's financial support of the Clean Air Force of Central Texas.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Newman, Porterfield discuss city issues in interviews

San Marcos City Council incumbent Kim Porterfield and challenger David Newman each answered the same questions from San Marcos Local News concerning city issues and policies. Early voting begins Monday in the Nov. 2 election.

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Council candidates tangle about building at debate

San Marcos City Council candidates expressed clear differences of opinion about development issues at last week's League of Women voters debate. Challenger David Newman and incumbent Kim Porterfield also went back and forth about Austin Community College...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

County greenprint map completed

Hays County's $50,000 contribution in 2008 to the Central Texas Greenprint for Growth project bore fruit last month in the form of interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) maps depicting the region's land conservation priorities.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Will Conley's blog: County budget increase unnecessary

Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley (R-San Marcos) says county ad valorem taxes are going up, but they didn't have to.

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