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Monday, April 15th, 2013

Video: Dramatic traffic stop turns up fake gun

Drivers waiting for a car wreck to be cleared on Lime Kiln Road were surprised when San Marcos police swarmed the area, looking for a man that had reportedly brandished a handgun outside HEB.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Update: Post Road fire fully contained, chief says

High winds and waning humidity have extended the life of a fire that began yesterday within a half-mile west of Post Road near the San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

San Marcos church settles up with TCEQ, county

Promiseland San Marcos church paid an $800 fine levied by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, bringing to a close an investigation over a parking lot built over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone without environmental clearance.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

P&Z approves Windemere variance for narrow road

Planning and Zoning commissioners in San Marcos are allowing the developers of Windemere Ranch property by Spring Lake to build a narrower collector road than allowed by the city's land development code. Environmentalists and nearby residents opposed...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Pollution and Paso Robles

In this letter to the editor, the San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF) argues that the proposed Paso Robles development, which is to be taken up Tuesday night by the San Marcos City Council, poses the threat of...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Windemere developers cut plan to 75 dwellings

The developers of a residential project at the head waters of the San Marcos Springs reduced their proposal this week after the city refused to condemn an adjoining strip of land for a road. The owner of...

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

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...

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