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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Public meeting called on San Marcos effluent reuse system expansion

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. to discuss the city’s proposed project to expand its effluent reuse system from the wastewater treatment plant on River Road to North LBJ Drive.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

In Texas, the drought is done

For the first time in more than five years, Texas no longer is in a drought. While less than 3 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought has disappeared from...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

San Marcos lands $3.2M loan to replace parts of aging water system

The city of San Marcos has secured a $3.2 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board to replace nearly 4.5 miles of pipe in its aging, leaky municipal water system.

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...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Warlords massing troops for Simsboro water battle

For decades, Central Texas politicians, planners and privateers have peered into the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer and seen a vision of the region’s limitless potential for prosperity reflected in subterranean water. But so far a...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Business groups back Texas water ballot measure

To meet the needs of its growing population, drought-stricken Texas urgently needs more water infrastructure totaling $231 billion to augment water supplies and treatment, wastewater processing and flood control by 2060, according to a draft of the...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Draft water plan says Texas ‘will not have enough’

Every five years, the Texas Water Development Board publishes a water plan for the state. The 295-page draft of the 2012 plan, published last week in the midst of the worst-ever single-year drought Texas has ever experienced,...

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Will water rights be on the Legislature’s agenda?

Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

County schedules meeting on water and wastewater facilities

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a public meeting to share preliminary information on a study conducted about both the current and future.wastewater needs in the county. The meeting is slated for Nov. 10 from...

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...

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