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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Chuy’s to lease space in Springtown Center

A popular Austin-based Tex-Mex chain has signed a lease to open a restaurant in San Marcos this summer.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Letter: Let’s restore, not remove, Cape’s Dam

EDITOR: Only people spending taxpayer dollars approve of massive surgical procedures without getting more than one opinion. Thus I was deeply disappointed Monday evening at “City Hall” when, after listening to almost three hours of one-sided presentation supporting the destruction of...

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Manslaughter arrest warrants issued for wrong-way driver in Kyle wreck

Kyle police have confirmed the existence of four arrest warrants for the offense of manslaughter for Wilson Rene Molinares in connection with a vehicle accident on Feb. 19 that took the lives of four people including a...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

GBRA to buy ‘vintage’ San Marcos River water rights from Thornton family

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) directors approved the purchase of vintage San Marcos River water rights from the family of the late Ed Cape, who was a former GBRA general manager and instrumental in getting Canyon Reservoir constructed...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

LBJ Museum event offers ‘sneak peak’ at ‘Lady Bird: An Opera’

Texas State University performers will preview an original opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson as part of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ spring lecture.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

22-year-old San Marcos man allegedly at fault in I-35 collision that killed four people

UPDATED 3:53 p.m. FEB. 19: Investigators have identified a San Marcos man allegedly at fault in a deadly Interstate 35 wreck this morning as Wilson Rene Molinares, a 22-year-old computer science undergraduate at Texas State.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Three San Marcos P&Z commissioners among dozens of new board appointments

The San Marcos City Council appointed two new planning and zoning commissioners and reappointed a third on Tuesday during an annual restocking of 16 municipal boards and commissions.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Construction resumes on San Marcos mid-rise deserted by developer

More than a year after cascading problems brought the project to a standstill, construction has resumed on a 76-unit, 230-bedroom residential mid-rise on the northern edge of Texas State University.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

San Marcos utility bill fee to fund new ’Clean Community’ initiatives

The monthly surcharge — $1 for residential customers and $5 for businesses — was approved in December by the San Marcos City Council, which is now deciding how to allocate an estimated $375,000 in first-year revenue.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

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