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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive and Interstate-35 will remain open.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Task force slates focus group on solid waste

The municipal solid waste task force will host a focus group meeting Thursday, Dec. 16, to gather public input on how the city of San Marcos and the downtown business community should manage solid waste.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

City studies new regs for residential wind, solar

San Marcos city officials are attempting to encourage the installation of private solar panels and wind turbines with new regulations. People who install such devices could sell surplus power back to the city and other electricity providers.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Hays County passes free mid-term strategic plan

Hays County commissioners have passed a strategic plan, which will require cooperation from other jurisdictions due to limited county powers in the State of Texas. But the plan was free, with help from the Lower Colorado River...

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Crockett fourth graders learn about water conservation

Fourth graders at Crockett Elementary School received packets, lessons and lectures about water conservation in Texas and San Marcos. They even tested the water at the school for bacteria.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

County, feds to begin flood control study

Numerous governmental entities are involved in an effort to assess flood control in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Hays County commissioners are likely to kick in $390,000 for the effort.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

City sets Monday meeting for electric contract

San Marcos officials have called a March 29 public session at the San Marcos Activity Center to discuss a pending energy contract with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The contract would run to 2041.

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