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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

After Mercury inquiry, San Marcos confirms elevated lead levels in water system

UPDATED | About an hour after the San Marcos Mercury left a message with City Manager Jared Miller seeking comment for a forthcoming story on elevated lead levels in the municipal water supply, spokesperson Trey Hatt released a statement acknowledging the troubling readings.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cheat Sheet: La Cima questions, answers [PRO]

Will it hurt the environment? How much will it cost to develop? Will taxpayers foot the bill? Answers to your La Cima questions.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two questions tonight for San Marcos City Council on La Cima development

In a potentially pivotal decision, the San Marcos City Council tonight will be asked to answer two questions about the proposed La Cima development west of town, a sprawling single-family residential subdivision anchored by a 200-acre corporate...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

MERCURY PRO | A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Carsons get P&Z nod for South End parking lot

A land holding company controlled by the W.C. Carson family intends to break ground this spring on the next installment in South End San Marcos, the bite-sized New Urbanist village on Wonder World Drive.

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.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Postal service plans to keep downtown storefront

The feds still plan on closing the post office in downtown San Marcos, though a privately-owned and operated "contract postal unit" offering similar services is planned for the area, said U.S. Postal Service officials last week.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Feds approve county’s redistricting map

The Department of Justice has approved Hays County’s redistricting plan, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

San Marcos awarded over $12 million in highway funds

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy board of directors awarded the City of San Marcos $6 million to widen and improve Hunter Road and $6.2 million for intersection improvements at Loop 82 and State Highway...

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