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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

San Marcos council moves to clip Airport Commission’s wings

Facing calls from within to either disband or restructure the San Marcos Airport Commission, city council members took the first step Tuesday toward stripping the appointed body of most of its traditionally broad purview.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Oceans Healthcare opens its first Central Texas mental health hospital

Oceans Behavioral Hospital San Marcos, a 24-bed senior psychiatric facility, began accepting patients last week in a renovated former gym at 1106 N. Interstate 35.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Madison named interim Pflugerville economic development director

Former Greater San Marcos Partnership president Amy Madison has been named interim executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., the economic development agent for the prosperous Austin suburb.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

New candy shop makes downtown San Marcos even sweeter

Candy Sweets Treats opened its doors on 241 N. LBJ Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 1. The store will provide San Marcos residents with a variety of unique confections, owner Leanne Latham said.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Congressman to meet with Wimberley, Dripping Springs chambers this week

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents the western half of Hays County, will meet this week with business groups in Wimberley and Dripping Springs.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Texas Racing Commission hopes to stave off closure

With its funds dwindling, the Texas Racing Commission plans to meet August 25 and reverse its earlier decision allowing historical racing at Texas tracks, hoping to placate angry lawmakers and free up its funding.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

San Marcos returns to stage 1 water use restrictions

The city of San Marcos is returning to Stage 1 drought restrictions effective Aug. 9 in response to dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority returned to Stage 1 on July 31.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Onward and upward

Since we founded the Mercury seven years ago, the joys have multiplied. Our scrappy little outfit emerged about three years as the city’s single most important news source. In an industry of constant revolution and evolution —...

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Texans asked to curb electricity use this afternoon

BREAKING NEWS | The operator of the electric grid that covers most of the state called for Texans to temporarily curb their electricity use for a few hours on Thursday afternoon as record-breaking demands strain the state’s...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

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