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American Community Survey

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Officials say ACS may exaggerate city's youth

Local officials say the recently released American Community Survey (ACS), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, makes the city appear to be younger and poorer than it really is. The reason is growth at Texas State, where enrollment has increased 37 percent in the last 10 years and 75 percent of the students live off campus.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Old First Baptist Church supporters hope for community center

San Marcos city officials say the old First Baptist Church on MLK Drive is unsafe and out of compliance with the law. Supporters of preserving the old building say they're working on bringing the building into compliance,...

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos council gives first pass to neighborhood commission

San Marcos City Councilmembers passed the first reading for the creation of a neighborhood commission Tuesday night, though they heard opposition from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Tasing ends night on downtown square

Police tased a man on the downtown San Marcos square early Thursday morning as they tried to disperse a crowd of about 500 people that spilled onto Hopkins Street at closing time, hours after the end of...