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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

San Marcos again named nation’s fastest-growing city

For the second consecutive year, San Marcos has been named the fastest-growing city in the nation in relative terms, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

San Marcos registers sales tax increase

The City of San Marcos received a 7.44 percent boost in sales taxes in July 2013 from the same month one year ago, collecting $1,659,868 from May retail sales.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hill Country Payroll has chamber ribbon cutting

Ambassadors for the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hill Country Payroll last month at the chamber’s offices. Cale, Writ, Coby and Arlon Baese, co-owners and family, were surrounded by chamber ambassadors...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Bobcats sign four in hoop recruiting class

Texas State men's basketball coach Doug Davalos said his recruiting class of four players is among the "most monumental" in school history.

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