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Friday, January 17th, 2014

Week-long series celebrates Civil Rights champions

A succession of special events celebrating the legacies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is underway in San Marcos.

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.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Competing LBJ/MLK memorial designs slated for Feb. 16 unveiling

Next month, the Crossroads Committee will enter the next phase in its mission to establish a public memorial to Martin Luther King and Lyndon Baines Johnson in San Marcos.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Violent incidents mar downtown revelry Friday night

A wreck and a fight occupied about half the on-duty city police force in downtown San Marcos as the bars closed Saturday.

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Council gives first nod to downtown alcohol ban

A San Marcos ordinance that would ban alcohol consumption outdoors downtown during late night hours appears destined for approval this month.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Council honors MLK Day preparations

San Marcos City Councilmembers honored community leaders and Texas State planners who prepared this week's events to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King. Monday's events included a meeting on the steps of the Hays County Courthouse...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

City council tries to pass building height ordinance

The San Marcos City Council couldn't pass an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would immediately restrict building heights downtown to 45 feet or four stories. When a temporary ordinance calling for those limits expired in 2008, no...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

City announces street projects for week

San Marcos officials have announced street construction projects affecting traffic through Saturday. Look out the the intersection of Hutchison and Comanche Streets, and various railroad crossings in town will be closed at various times.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Another week of road work announced by city

San Marcos officials have announced the road work in town for this week. A big drainage project near the Ebony Street and Parker Drive now will close that intersection through October.

Monday, September 27th, 2010

City announces another week of same road projects

San Marcos officials have announced road projects affecting traffic for the next week. Except for a couple minor closures for core samplings, there's nothing new. That means Comanche Street, Riverside Drive, East McCarty lane and the other...

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