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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

La Cima deal makes brief, unscheduled pit stop at San Marcos council

Moving quickly to nail down terms they see as advantageous, council members voted on Tuesday to approve an unusually narrow development agreement with the holding company behind La Cima, a proposed mixed-use subdivision on the edge of the Texas Hill Country west of San Marcos.

Monday, September 1st, 2014

City, county seem to settle La Cima annexation ‘deal killer’

EXCLUSIVE | Council members prevail in their insistence on a quicker timeline bringing the 2,031-acre mixed-use Hill Country development into the San Marcos city limits.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Stapp to get city council’s stamp of approval tonight

The city council is scheduled to vote today on San Marcos police veteran Chase Stapp’s promotion to lead the agency he joined 22 years ago as an officer working the street beat.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

San Marcos’ municipal bond rating upgraded to AA

The City of San Marcos has been granted an upgrade in its Standard & Poor’s long-term bond rating from “AA-“ to “AA” on outstanding general obligation debt, an improvement that will save taxpayers money on repaying debt...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

TxDOT plans overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World [PRO]

Texas Department of Transportation officials plan to build an overpass that will take traffic on Texas 123 up and over Wonder World Drive on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Council to take on budget, tax rate

San Marcos city staff is proposing a $166.5 million city budget to be supported by a property tax rate of 53.02 cents per $100 of taxable value. It would be the sixth straight year that the city...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Hurlburt named city finance director

Heather Hurlburt. STAFF REPORT Certified Public Accountant Heather Hurlbert is being promoted at San Marcos City Hall by City Manager Jim Nuse, who has named her as the new director of finance. Hulbert will be responsible for...

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Parker promoted to assistant city manager

Finance director Steve Parker has been promoted to assistant city manager, San Marcos City Hall officials announced on Friday.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

City saves $1 million on debt refinancing, receives AA- rating

Standard and Poor’s has awarded the City of San Marcos a AA- rating and recognized the city’s financial management position as “Strong,” which is the rating agency’s highest category.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

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