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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Warlords massing troops for Simsboro water battle

For decades, Central Texas politicians, planners and privateers have peered into the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer and seen a vision of the region’s limitless potential for prosperity reflected in subterranean water. But so far a succession of efforts have amounted to pipe dreams.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

CTMC, Blue Cross wait for the other to blink in contract dispute

After negotiations stalled in the days before an April 6 midnight deadline, Central Texas Medical Center and three other Adventist Health System hospitals in Texas have left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’ provider network.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

MERCURY PRO | A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a...

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Updated: Hays County sells last two downtown properties [PRO]

Hays County officials have closed the sale of the former Courthouse Annex and the Records Building, both of which have sat vacant for two years on opposite corners of the downtown San Marcos square.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Meeks withdraws application for mid-rise near river [PRO]

Averting a pitched battle in the weeks leading up to a city council election, a development partnership has withdrawn an application that laid the groundwork for a mid-rise apartment or condominium building on property adjoining city greenspace...

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Lack of fire hydrants hampered response to Loop Street fire

The city’s engineering and capital improvements department plans to install fire hydrants on Loop Street sooner than previously planned after firefighters were forced to truck in water Wednesday evening to battle a house blaze.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Restaurant boomlet latest in downtown redevelopment

Three new restaurants in San Marcos’ Central Business District are either under construction or in the planning stages, including Black’s Barbecue, the decades-old Lockhart favorite with a cultish following among smokepit pilgrims.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Audio: Campus construction in the state spotlight

Everything was going so well for higher education during the 2013 legislative session. With less than a week left in the session, House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas, was pleased.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New H-E-B still alive following special council vote

At a specially called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the San Marcos City Council gave its final go-ahead, finally, for changes to a development agreement that allows H-E-B to complete its purchase of about 17 acres at the southeast...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Fastest-growing city in the U.S.? San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos is the fastest-growing large city in the United States, according to updated population estimates announced today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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