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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators say.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

San Marcos registers sales tax increase

The City of San Marcos received a 7.44 percent boost in sales taxes in July 2013 from the same month one year ago, collecting $1,659,868 from May retail sales.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Seguin resident receives manslaughter charge for Friday wreck

San Marcos police say Seguin resident Luis R. Besa is to blame for a four-vehicle wreck that killed Maxwell resident Alejandro Perez on Friday and left Lockhart resident Alfredo Aquino hospitalized with serious injuries. Police jailed Besa,...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Sheriff implements early release program

New Sheriff Gary Cutler has instituted an early-release program for inmates who behave themselves, a move that has already allowed Hays County to stop housing inmates at considerable expense in neighboring Guadalupe County.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

League of Women Voters wine tasting set for Jan. 20

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters has announced that its annual Texas Wine Tasting will take place on Jan. 20 at Quail Creek Country Club. The wine tasting is a key fundraiser for the league's...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hill Country Payroll has chamber ribbon cutting

Ambassadors for the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hill Country Payroll last month at the chamber’s offices. Cale, Writ, Coby and Arlon Baese, co-owners and family, were surrounded by chamber ambassadors...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Weekend: Homecoming at Texas State tops busy schedule

It's homecoming weekend for Texas State as the football team takes on Northwestern State Saturday afternoon. Those returning to San Marcos, and those who have been here all along, are in for the usual variety of treats...

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