San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Kim Porterfield


Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Wrecker boss: San Marcos towing ‘cheapest in Texas’

The owner of San Marcos' largest wrecker service says he has a legal right to charge market rates for forced tows from private property even if people don't find his line of work particularly charming.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

City holding meeting on proposed urban transit district

The city of San Marcos will sponsor a public hearing on Thursday, June 21 seeking citizen comments on the creation of an urban transit district for the San Marcos area.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wrecker companies want to raise forced towing fees

When wrecker companies asked two months ago for across-the-board increases in the fees they're allowed to charge vehicle owners for forced tows, most San Marcos City Council members told them to hit the road.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Breaking News: San Marcos council postpones decision on alcohol ban, parks rules

The San Marcos City Council voted to postpone action on a package of new rules that included a controversial ban on the display and consumption of alcohol in city-owned parks and natural areas.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Postal service plans to keep downtown storefront

The feds still plan on closing the post office in downtown San Marcos, though a privately-owned and operated "contract postal unit" offering similar services is planned for the area, said U.S. Postal Service officials last week.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

City moves forward with bag ban analysis

A majority of the San Marcos City Council seems opened to, if not enthusiastic about, a suggested ordinance prohibiting most merchants from providing disposable plastic and paper shopping bags to customers.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hays County’s hunt for water puzzles corridor cities

Elected officials behind an ongoing ratepayer-funded effort to bring a longterm water supply to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos want to know why Hays County officials are suddenly moving into the water game in their own right.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Texas State ‘rolls out maroon carpet’ for families, community

There will be something for everyone, from departmental open houses and campus tours and to a free green and healthy living festival featuring hands-on educational activities and live entertainment, as Texas State University rolls out the maroon...

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.

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