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Laurie Moyer

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

‘Significant delays’ expected for weeks during Aquarena Springs overpass construction

Ongoing construction of a new railroad overpass will continue to pinch Aquarena Spring Drive from five lanes to two between Interstate 35 and Texas State University through late March.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

CONA to hold panel discussion on flood lessons

The Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a panel discussion on flooding and real estate development during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Lack of fire hydrants hampered response to Loop Street fire

The city’s engineering and capital improvements department plans to install fire hydrants on Loop Street sooner than previously planned after firefighters were forced to truck in water Wednesday evening to battle a house blaze.

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.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

‘Core 4’ meet to establish common goals

Officials representing four of the largest public entities based in San Marcos met this week to discuss mutual values and goals and to establish work groups on key issues.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

San Marcos expects to begin railroad quiet zone project, finally, in 2011

San Marcos city officials say a railroad quiet zone project should get started in 2010. The project has been on the city's to do list since 2006, when the city set aside $700,000.

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...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

City moves towards recycling for apartments

The San Marcos City Council has approved, on first reading, a recycling program for apartment dwellers, which would go with an existing recycling program for single-family homes. Now, the council must decide on a new rate structure.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

McCarty Lane opening rescheduled for December

The city of San Marcos has rescheduled the opening of McCarty Lane to mid-December due to construction issues and material supply delays.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Planet K case

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear a case brought by the owners of a Planet K store on Interstate-35. Planet K owners argued that a city ordinance prohibiting the exposure of junk vehicles violated...

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