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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Storms wash out York Creek Road crossing

Flooding has washed out a low-water crossing on York Creek Road, forcing its closure until repairs can be made, Hays County officials said this week.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TxDOT lets $5.8M contracts for Hays, Caldwell road projects

Construction contracts include widening FM 967 in Buda and replacing two aging bridges — one over the San Marcos River near San Marcos and another over Plum Creek near Luling

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Old Bastrop Highway construction to start next week

The stretch of Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266) from Centerpoint Road to Posey Road will be cut down to one lane from June 17 through the end of August as Hays County builds improvements to the road.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Carter calls Cobb un-Christian in scathing letter

“As a conservative candidate, you campaigned on a platform of stopping the SPENDING. As a Christian, your are (sic) also charged with telling the truth,” Carter wrote the county judge.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

McCarty Lane dedication ceremony slated for Friday

The City of San Marcos will dedicate McCarty Lane at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 in a public ceremony and open the expanded roadway to traffic in the afternoon.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

City to open McCarty Lane Friday

The long awaited re-opening of McCarty Lane will take place in a ceremony Friday morning. San Marcos and Hays County spent $11 million on the project, which enhances the main thoroughfare between Interstate-35 and San Marcos High...

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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