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Purgatory Creek Natural Area

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

San Marcos to reopen flood-damaged Lower Purgatory park this weekend

Trails in Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area will reopen Saturday, March 5 but work continues as crews repair the extensive damage caused by last year’s historic flooding.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Hays County, San Marcos parks begin to re-open after floods

Which parks and natural areas are open — and which remain closed — in San Marcos and Wimberley following Blanco River floods.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

La Cima deal makes brief, unscheduled pit stop at San Marcos council

Moving quickly to nail down terms they see as advantageous, council members voted on Tuesday to approve an unusually narrow development agreement with the holding company behind La Cima, a proposed mixed-use subdivision on the edge of...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

City, county seem to settle La Cima annexation ‘deal killer’

EXCLUSIVE | Council members prevail in their insistence on a quicker timeline bringing the 2,031-acre mixed-use Hill Country development into the San Marcos city limits.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cheat Sheet: La Cima questions, answers [PRO]

Will it hurt the environment? How much will it cost to develop? Will taxpayers foot the bill? Answers to your La Cima questions.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two questions tonight for San Marcos City Council on La Cima development

In a potentially pivotal decision, the San Marcos City Council tonight will be asked to answer two questions about the proposed La Cima development west of town, a sprawling single-family residential subdivision anchored by a 200-acre corporate...

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...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

City council buys more parkland

The largest park in San Marcos just got even bigger.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

City to add 107 acres to Purgatory greenspace

The city is poised to acquire 107 acres of undeveloped aquifer recharge land adjacent to the 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos.

Friday, October 7th, 2011

SMGA holding benefit Saturday with live music, food, astronomy

UPDATED 12 a.m. Oct. 9: SMGA’s Harvest Moon FUNdraiser has been postponed due to chance of rain, lightning, mud, and potential cloud cover obscuring stars and moon Saturday evening. The event will be rescheduled, probably for November.

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