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Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

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 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Conley appointed to state juvenile panel

Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley (R-San Marcos) to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC).

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Lone Star says rail project on track

The Lone Star Rail District, formerly called the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District, announced Monday that the goal of passenger rail from Georgetown to San Antonio is on track with the passage of several milestones in 2009.

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