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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

City council buys more parkland

The largest park in San Marcos just got even bigger.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

City to add 107 acres to Purgatory greenspace

The city is poised to acquire 107 acres of undeveloped aquifer recharge land adjacent to the 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Park, wetlands back in shooting sports request

Proponents of a shooting sports complex project on the San Marcos River have put land for wetlands and a riverfront park back in their request to the county, saying the property owner is willing to negotiate. The...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Shooting task force throws gauntlet at court

A county-appointed task force charged with locating a parcel for a shooting sports complex has put forth an open records request to learn of the parcels under consideration for wildlife conservation habitat. The shooting sports task force...

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