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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 Land.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In a fluid competition, Hays seeks to lock down water for the future

Hays County commissioners staked a claim to a water supply for the future on Tuesday, unanimously approving a letter of intent to buy 25,000 to 45,000 acre-feet of groundwater each year for 50 years from a private...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Heat blamed for rush-hour railroad crossing malfunction

A Union Pacific spokesperson says extreme heat caused railroad crossing malfunctions that brought traffic on and around Aquarena Springs Drive to a halt for nearly an hour and a half Monday afternoon.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council

The small business owner, who narrowly lost a race for San Marcos mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

City lowers proposed utility rate increases

Staff recommended on Thursday that the San Marcos City Council raise water rates three percent, instead of six percent, as it originally proposed for the next two budget years. Wastewater rates would increase 2.5 percent instead of...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Establishment turns out strong for Nichol’s council bid

A slew of political heavy hitters, including the district attorney and sheriff, turned out on Thursday to help Terry Nichols launch his bid for Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Winn’s ‘Morning Glories’ sculpture airlifted from Aquarena Center

A helicopter is flying the skies above Hays County today as it airlifts the massive "Morning Glories" sculpture in pieces from Texas State University's Aquarena Center to a new home at a private ranch in Wimberley.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

City seeks nominees for Women’s Hall of Fame

The city of San Marcos is seeking nominations of outstanding local women to induct into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at its 27th annual ceremony in November.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Updated: Jones files for re-election; Becak preps to run against him

As expected, San Marcos City Council Place 4 member Chris Jones filed today to run for a third term. Former longtime Balcones and Broadway bank executive Wayne Becak has picked up filing material from the city clerk's...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

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