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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

City budget includes utility rate hikes

The San Marcos city budget that took effect last month projects that the city's expenditures will increase by $7.6 million (5.4 percent), while revenues will increase by $8.7 million (6.5 percent). The $147.8 million budget keeps the property tax rate at 53.02 cents per $100 of taxable valuation for the fiscal year.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Local EDC forms to implement economic plan

The recently incorporated Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation is charged with implementing a new economic plan for the San Marcos area. However, the economic development corporation needs about $300,000, and is likely to seek it from...

Friday, June 11th, 2010

ACC certifies San Marcos CISD for November vote

San Marcos CISD's annexation to the Austin Community College (ACC) district was certified this week by ACC, placing the issue on a crowded November ballot.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Economic development plan waits on funding

Though many local jurisdictions have approved the Greater San Marcos Plan as a blueprint for local economic development, the launch for a new board to implement the plan has been delayed while organizers seek funding and non-profit...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

City officials seek branding input

As part of a city branding initiative begun late last year, San Marcos officials have launched an online public survey intended to help identify San Marcos’ unique assets through citizen input.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Economic development plan in works for city

San Marcos' economic development office, along with other local jurisdictions and stakeholders, is working on an economic development plan that would target health care, corporate and professional operations and supply chain management.

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