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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

San Marcos again named nation’s fastest-growing city

For the second consecutive year, San Marcos has been named the fastest-growing city in the nation in relative terms, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

City shows more sales tax growth

Sales tax collections in San Marcos had another year-over-year increase in June, rising 10.69 percent from June 2012 levels.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Q&A: Kent Finlay on the birth of San Marcos music

The Texas Country guru talks about Luckenbach as an inspiration for the San Marcos music scene, the birth of Cheatham Street Warehouse and San Marcos as Austin-in-miniature.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: Nearly half of Austin area city councils violate religious liberty

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS  An on-line review of agendas from 30 Austin-area communities reveals that almost half of area city councils use their elected positions to promote religion. Of those 30...

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Four teens face felony burglary, organized crime charges

Four young people were recently arrested in San Marcos and charged with firearm theft, burglary, and organized crime.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Still on track, The Derailers to play Riley’s this weekend

There can be no better place to hear The Derailers than Riley's Tavern, Texas' first tavern licensed after prohibition, and a monument to what the roadhouse is all about.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Opera Theatre presents Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

San Marcos' Texas Music Theater will show the Christmas-themed Amahl and the Night Visitors on Dec. 19-20.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

San Marcos sales tax revenue up 2.1 percent

Retail sales in October increased the state’s sales tax allocation to San Marcos this month by 2.1 percent compared to last year’s payment, and generated revenues of $1,469,291.46.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Rooftop on the Square moves forward

The San Marcos City Council recently granted Rooftop on the Square a variance from the city’s downtown alcohol permit requirements, thereby enabling the redevelopment of an empty building at 126 Guadalupe Street.

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