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Monday, February 27th, 2017

New San Marcos parks rules include portable grill ban

City staff is under instructions from the San Marcos City Council to draft new rules intended to alleviate crowding during the peak water recreation season at the parks along the upper San Marcos River.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Two on council want policy to scratch KBR

San Marcos City Councilmembers Jude Prather and Chris Jones want to adjust the city's ethics policy for awarding contracts so that it would apply to KBR and others. The city passed an ethics policy in September disqualifying...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

City task force issues river access recommendations

A city-created river recreation task force has issued its recommendations for river access restrictions, hoping their implementation will insulate local water users from state restrictions. The task force offered advice on areas ranging from dogs and litter...

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Council approves brand concept on first sight

Seeing a new branding concept for the first time, San Marcos City Councilmembers gave unanimous approval to the concept Tuesday night. The council agreed to leave open the possibility of public comment before officially implementing the concept...

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Allen Parkway much improved

In this letter to the editor, San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides says the "road diet" for C.M. Allen Parkway is an example of a successful urban planning idea that can be applied throughout the city

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

San Marcos police honor heroic officers, civilians

Officer Candace Brinkkoeter was awarded a Police Medal of Honor for pulling a semi-conscious man from a burning vehicle in March last year. She was among honorees at a San Marcos Police Department ceremony this month.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Officers, park rangers rescue drowning boy at Rio Vista Falls

A San Marcos police officer and two park rangers resuscitated a drowning victim at Rio Vista Falls who was then airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.