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Friday, February 15th, 2013

City to survey residents

San Marcos officials will conduct a community survey next week with the assistance of ETC Institute, a national research company, to gauge the level of satisfaction residents have with city services and learn their perceptions of the community.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Hays County, TxDOT strike $123 million roads deal [PRO]

County and state officials have informally struck a deal that would spend $123 million on building and design for new and expanded highways in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and points in between.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Confessions of a small town reporter

Long before he was a leading scholar of Texas letters, San Marcos’ Steven L. Davis wrote a sizzling tell-all about Juniper, a real town with a fake name. Twenty years later, we still had to change the...

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Remembering Bob Barton, 1930-2013

Bob Barton wasn't ever altogether satisfied with the world around him, but he fought against it and laughed with it, never showing rage or buffoonery and always wanting a better everything for everybody -- except for the...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County plans for San Marcos roads

Most major thoroughfares in San Marcos are recommended for widening under the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. Huge projects such as the San Marcos Loop and an extension of Texas 21 to Posey...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County plans for Wimberley roads

Officials have scrubbed or scaled down a number of planned new roads from a draft update of the county's long-range transportation plan, including a series of new arterials around the Wimberley Valley. A prospective connection between Hilliard...

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Five from Hays appointed to LCRA committee

STAFF REPORT The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has appointed five Hays Countians to its Central Basin Regional Council for terms beginning Jan. 1. The Central Basin includes Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. The new...

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Climate change expert to speak at Texas State

STAFF REPORT Katherine Hayhoe, research professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University, will deliver Texas State’s Ed Cape Seminar on Jan. 23. Hayhoe was the lead author of the federal report “Global Climate Change Impacts in...

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Crime Map: 12/20/2012

San Marcos Police Department blotter, plotted on a map.

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