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Monday, August 12th, 2013

City shows more sales tax growth

Sales tax collections in San Marcos had another year-over-year increase in June, rising 10.69 percent from June 2012 levels.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

San Antonio Republicans succeed in handing senate seat to New Braunfels

A significant number of Republicans and business leaders in San Antonio decided last year that they would like to replace their longtime state senator. They got what they were after, sort of, when Republican primary voters chose...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Council poised to consider banning public alcohol consumption in parks

Reacting to efforts by New Braunfels to tamp down on rowdy river revelers, the San Marcos City Council is poised to consider changes to park rules including a prohibition on public consumption of alcohol.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

SMCISD sees growth in reserves, buys school buses

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees bought new school buses with the district's reserve fund, which was recently found to have increased by about $2.6 million.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Nuse: Census count won’t affect San Marcos’ territorial claim, police authority

Despite the shock of learning it is home to about 20.6 percent fewer people than everyone thought, San Marcos appears unlikely to suffer major consequences for apparently falling below the 50,000 threshold, particularly loss of its claim...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Friday, December 24th, 2010

The Weekend: Lights, music (as always) and a Merry Christmas

Whether you travel around looking at the lights, drop in to the Triple Crown for some music or stay home watching Christmas movies, the season is upon us in San Marcos. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Cyclists gear up to push safe-passage laws

Bicycle advocates are gearing up for an uphill climb during the next state legislative session, and it's a hill they're all too familiar with.

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