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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

City, university team up for storm drain art

One doesn't normally associate storm drain covers with artistic creativity. Of course, San Marcos isn't a normal city.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

San Marcos neighborhood receives city’s first slurry seal

The city of San Marcos Transportation Division is using a contractor to apply a new pavement overlay treatment called slurry seal this week in the Castle Forest Neighborhood.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Wonder World restriping to close lanes starting Jan. 6

The City of San Marcos Transportation Division of Public Services will restripe and add signage to a portion of eastbound and westbound Wonder World Drive on Jan. 6 to create dual left turn lanes to access...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

City moves towards recycling for apartments

The San Marcos City Council has approved, on first reading, a recycling program for apartment dwellers, which would go with an existing recycling program for single-family homes. Now, the council must decide on a new rate structure.

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Bike plan meeting draws large turnout

Dozens of San Marcos residents turned out to the San Marcos Activity Center Thursday night for a city meeting to update the city's bike plan and bike map. City officials said state funding for such projects is...

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Wonder World extension officially opens Saturday

Public officials from all levels of government will be on hand for a ceremony and dedication Saturday to open the Wonder World Drive extension, a $26.28 million road that is the largest transportation in San Marcos city...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Council turns back GPS system for fire trucks

San Marcos councilmembers denied a request from the San Marcos Fire Department last week for a street light preemption system that would clear traffic signals for city fire trucks.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Secrest honored by city

City of San Marcos Public Services Coordinator Jo Secrest was recognized by the city for her recent honors from the San Marcos River Foundation. The river foundation honored Secrest for coordinating hazardous waste collection in the city.

Monday, January 25th, 2010

City to try multi-family recycling program

Nine months after implementing single-stream recycling for single-family residences, San Marcos city officials are kicking off a pilot program that could lead permanently to single-stream recycling for apartment renters.

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