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Friday, April 16th, 2010

Tea Party protesters rally despite afternoon rain

Despite rain all afternoon, about three dozen Tea Party ralliers protesting federal government taxation turned out on the San Marcos courthouse square Thursday. The rally was about one-third as large as last year's effort, when April 15 fell on a sunny, mild day.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Feed store fire cause still undetermined

Local fire authorities still haven't determined the cause of a January fire that brought down the Amkon General Store and The Critter Shop on LBJ Drive near Cheatham Street.

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Car wreck chokes downtown traffic for two hours

Traffic on the courthouse square in San Marcos was choked for two hours Friday night after a three-car collision involving a San Marcos police officer took place at the intersection of Hopkins Street and LBJ Drive.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Second crack yields $610K apartment incentive

San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones decided to vote Tuesday after his February abstention deadlocked a $610,000 incentive package for an apartment complex on the edge of downtown. Jones voted for the incentives, which passed by a 4-3...

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Sessom Drive improvements to begin Thursday

Motorists be warned, the next few months will see Sessoms Drive in various states of repair. The reward for all the hassle figures to be an improved driving and walking experience.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Slowly, city approaches downtown streetscaping

A downtown San Marcos streetscaping project, which still needs to be fully funded, would begin in combination with a drainage project on Hutchison Street and North LBJ Drive. The project will reduce parking spaces while widening and...

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Traffic Report: 01/31/10 to 02/06/10

Street and utility work expected to affect San Marcos (Texas) traffic next week include Hopkins Street and downtown closings.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

San Marcos schedules events for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day will be recognized in San Marcos with a series of events starting at 11 a.m. Monday on the steps of the Hays County Courthouse. The morning courthouse program will feature proclamations by San...

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Fire destroys midtown feed store, pet shop

Fire destroyed the Amkon General Store and the Critter Shop, both housed in the same aged building on LBJ Drive just north of Cheatham Street. An "all call" went out to area firefighters at about 2 p.m....

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