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Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Council looks at loan for entertainment venue

The San Marcos City Council will consider $5 million in interest free loans to help a developer convert the largely abandoned Springtown Center into an entertainment district. Economic Development San Marcos (EDSM) Executive Director Amy Madison (above) would not reveal the board's recommendation to council.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Post Road project to have ribbon cut

San Marcos officials will cut the ribbon on the completed $9.5 million Post Road project on July 1.

Friday, June 26th, 2009

San Marcos honored for economic development

A nonprofit association of economic development professionals called Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) recently honored the City of San Marcos and Economic Development San Marcos (EDSM) for its Grow One San Marcos plan.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

GBRA donates to Spring Lake Preserve

The City of San Marcos was presented with a check for $100,000 by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) for Spring Lake Preserve.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

GBRA gives $100,000 for Spring Lake Preserve

Guadalupe Blanco River Authority officials present a $100,000 check to Mayor Susan Narvaiz for Spring Lake Preserve, a 251-acre preserve in the Spring Lake watershed.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Trash goes solar on the square

The City of San Marcos recently placed three "BigBelly" solar powered, cordless trash compactors on and around the Courthouse Square.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

City could revise budget assumptions

As sales tax revenue declines, San Marcos City Councilmembers have asked the city staff to work up a FY 2010 budget proposal that assumes no tax revenue increases.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

2 a.m. bar closing becomes law in San Marcos

The San Marcos City Council made 2 a.m. bar closings official Monday night, then immediately passed an emergency six-month moratorium against the establishment of sexually oriented businesses.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Menchaca to speak at 'Eggs and Issues'

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) will hear an update from San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca Thursday at its next "Eggs and Issues" breakfast.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

City could seek redesign in rebuilding

While San Marcos officials investigate a fire that destroyed the Lions Club's inner tube supply as arson, they're also starting to think of ways they can redesign the City Park facility as they rebuild it.

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