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Monday, January 4th, 2010

Hopkins Street restriping postponed

A planned closure of Hopkins Street between Comanche Street and LBJ Drive for a restriping project Monday night was postponed due to cold temperatures.

Friday, January 1st, 2010

City council approves Concho change

Against objections from a downtown parking advisory board, the San Marcos City Council recently approved an amended plan for the Concho Commons project that now calls for 39 residential units on the north edge of downtown.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Waste water project links to Windemere

Facing occasional instances of sewage flowing down San Marcos streets as some residents fume that a proposed wastewater line to fix the problem may encourage more houses over aquifer recharge land, the City of San Marcos is...

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Train blocks downtown traffic

A train stopped on the tracks in the heart of San Marcos, wreaking havoc on rush-hour traffic for more than an hour Friday afternoon. San Marcos police said the train was having brake issues and an emergency...

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Drainage plan could be downtown sneak peek

No one knows when the city's downtown master plan will become reality, but a drainage project for parts of LBJ Drive, Hutchison Street and University Drive will force a sneak peak at the next iteration of downtown...

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Candidates address downtown association

San Marcos City Council candidates met with members of the San Marcos Downtown Association last week in a forum to discuss issues mostly pertaining to the city core.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

County to provide night parking for city

Hays County Commissioners will allow the City of San Marcos to use the parking inlets on the Hopkins Street side of the Hays County Courthouse during night hours, despite the objections of County Judge Liz Sumter, whose...

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Bill Peterson's Blog: Cars on the square

From a low bird's eye perspective, drivers on the courthouse square in downtown San Marcos are increasingly careless and dangerous as the summer heats up. So, be careful out there.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The Devil's Clackdish: In praise of public art

Public art, such as the Jack C. Hays statue at the Hays County Courthouse, reminds of of who we are and what art is.

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

San Antonio riders coming to square

Beware of lane closures Monday morning on the downtown square in San Marcos, where the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo trail riders will make their annual appearance.

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