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Chris Jones

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Law targeting Texas State students ensnares Marine vets

An ordinance intended to keep Texas State University students and other young people from disturbing the peace of single-family neighborhoods has ensnared three former U.S. Marines who were twice deployed together in the Iraq the Afghanistan wars and want to live together as civilians.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Council candidates to debate on Thursday

Candidates for two city council seats will square-off at a debate on Thursday sponsored by the San Marcos Council of Neighborhood Associations.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

City council candidates will debate next week

Candidates for two city council seats will participate in a debate next week sponsored by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

SMABOR endorses Becak and Nichols for council

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors endorsed Terry Nichols for City Council Place 3 and Wayne Becak for Place 4.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Bar developer to seek reprieve from San Marcos council

San Marcos' economic development board may have breathed new life into Rooftop on the Square, an upscale restaurant/bar whose backers were blindsided by changes made in April to ever-evolving rules restricting the number of bars allowed downtown.

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Developer asks for extension on major downtown project

Developers of a $28.5 million apartment complex project in downtown San Marcos may receive a one-year extension on an economic development agreement with the city, and thereby remain eligible to receive up to $610,000 in forgiven property...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Council blocks $3 million nature center

A contract to design a nature center for the city’s Purgatory Creek Natural Area was rejected on a 3-3 tie last week with opposing San Marcos City Council members saying the costly project should be postponed or...

Monday, September 12th, 2011

San Marcos declines Tanger Outlets plea for more advertising funds

For the first time, the city of San Marcos officials won’t grant money for Premium Outlets a joint advertising program and has slashed Tanger Outlets’ share of funds, saying the money is better spent promoting tourism in...

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

San Marcos approves utility rate increases

The San Marcos City Council gave first nod to a FY 2012 budget and to water, wastewater,and drainage utility rate increases of about $3 per average residential customer.

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