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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

City engineers to talk upcoming Wallace Addition utility project

City engineers will host a neighborhood meeting on the water and wastewater improvements planned for the Wallace Addition neighborhood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Sinai Pentecostal Church, 208 Laredo Street.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

San Marcos utility bill fee to fund new ’Clean Community’ initiatives

The monthly surcharge — $1 for residential customers and $5 for businesses — was approved in December by the San Marcos City Council, which is now deciding how to allocate an estimated $375,000 in first-year revenue.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

District judge orders San Marcos to count anti-fluoridation petition signatures

Handing a procedural victory to proponents of a proposed city charter amendment that would prohibit artificial fluoridation of the municipal water supply, a state judge ruled on Friday that San Marcos officials misinterpreted the city charter in...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

San Marcos files lawsuit to invalidate fluoridation petition

The city of San Marcos has sued an activist group pushing for a citywide election to prohibit fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Public meeting Dec. 17 to address Loop Street water main, fire hydrants

More than 15 months after a five-alarm fire devastated a hilltop house in the Southwest Hills neighborhood, city officials say they are about to begin work on a public works package that includes installation of the first...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Main break expected to close West Hopkins Street into the evening

City crews repaired a water main break that closed Hopkins Street between Bishop and Johnson Streets, and with motorists being detoured to San Antonio and Belvin Streets. The street closure will continue through much of the day...

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos lands state loan to expand reclaimed water system

The Texas Water Development Board has agreed to extend a loan of $811,915 — about half of which is forgivable — to help the city of San Marcos expand its reclaimed water system to the downtown area...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Water main work to frustrate Post Road traffic

Construction of a new water main along Post Road is expected to delay southbound traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, beginning today and lasting until sometime in October.

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Salamander wins contest for city’s new manhole covers

New storm drain covers for the city of San Marcos and Texas State University will be imprinted with the likeness of a salamander, the winning design from a local contest sponsored by the city and university.

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