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Allen Shy

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Restaurant boomlet latest in downtown redevelopment

Three new restaurants in San Marcos’ Central Business District are either under construction or in the planning stages, including Black’s Barbecue, the decades-old Lockhart favorite with a cultish following among smokepit pilgrims.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Texas Music Theater finalist for statewide award

Texas Music Theater, a live music venue on the courthouse square in downtown San Marcos, has been named a finalist in the Best Adaptive Reuse category of the Texas Downtown Association's Presidents Awards program.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Narvaiz addresses Downtown Association

The San Marcos Downtown Association heard from San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz Wednesday, in the wake of several complaints by association members over the city's handling of the proposed Springtown Center redevelopment. The group also discussed the...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

'Rolling quorum' questions remain for council

Downtown business owners, San Marcos City Councilmembers and, apparently, attorneys remain unsure about the notion of a "rolling quorum," the threat of which kept two councilmembers from meeting last week with the Downtown Association.

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Downtown businesses wary of Springtown deal

The San Marcos Downtown Association held an emergency meeting Friday morning to discuss the implications of a pending series of interest-free long term loans equaling $5 million to developers seeking to turn Springtown Center into a multi-purpose...

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Bill Peterson's Blog: A longer, sweeter day in San Marcos

A new day in San Marcos Friday was as sweet as any other, except for being a couple hours longer and, therefore, a couple hours sweeter.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Square set to swing Saturday

The square in San Marcos will be swinging as the 17th Annual Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival rolls into town Saturday.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

New city planning arm emerges from staff changes, P&Z purge

It remains to be seen how the city will change the way it handles development, but the people making those calls are changing rapidly as City Manager Rick Menchaca shuffles the city staff while the Planning and...