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Friday, July 10th, 2015

Letter: United Way will be good steward of $400K in flood recovery donations

United Way of Hays County board chair KIM PORTERFIELD writes, “by working together in a transparent and collaborative manner, Hays and Caldwell counties will emerge from this natural disaster stronger and healthier.”

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Victory Gardens meeting to address public works project stalled for nearly 10 years

City engineers and consultants will update residents this week on major reconstruction of streets and utilities in the Victory Gardens neighborhood, a project delayed year-after-year for nearly a decade.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Police obtain arrest warrant in Walmart attempted kidnapping

San Marcos police have identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Council allots $175K in federal funds to Eddie Durham Park project

The San Marcos City Council decided this week how to allocate $575,000 in federal Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funds. The largest chunk will go to the Eddie Durham Park project.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

City lags behind Census count, millions at stake

Participation in the 2010 United States Census is lower in San Marcos than in Texas or across the country. After wide suspicion that the city was under-counted in 2000, city officials are hoping for a count of...

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

City invites bids for funding human services funds

The City of San Marcos is now accepting human service agency applications for funding from the city. The applications are available from the Finance Department in the Municipal Building, 630 East Hopkins Street. Applications must be received...

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Brown Santa drive begins

The Hays County Brown Santa program has started its annual drive to assist families in need in Hays County during the holiday season.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

San Marcos council makes CDBG allocations

City council members this week allocated $527,130 in federal community development block grant money for two parks and the Southside Community Center's housing rehabilitation project.

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