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Monday, December 5th, 2011

Updated: Downtown post office closure at least 6 months away

Current plans call for the downtown post office in San Marcos to close no sooner than six months, a U.S. Postal Service spokesperson told the San Marcos Mercury today.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Three citizens awarded with keys to the city

City Council Member Jude Prather, assisted by Council Member Shane Scott, presented keys to the city to three citizens in a special ceremony at City Hall this week.

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...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Proposed San Marcos budget wouldn’t raise taxes

San Marcos city council members are gearing up to approve the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget, which is proposed to be slightly larger than this year's and calls for the same property tax rate. City staff propose...

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission to tackle alcohol use in city parks

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission members will meet on July 20 and discuss whether alcohol use at city parks should be restricted further. SMNC may make a recommendation to the city council at the meeting, which will be...

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Utility kiosk will help Texas State students manage city accounts

A new kiosk for utility accounts will be set up in the LBJ Student Center on the campus of Texas State to help students manage their city bills without leaving the campus.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Menchaca says he will explore legal avenues

Ousted San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca criticized Mayor Susan Narvaiz and said he has refused to sign a severance agreement after the city council narrowly voted to fire him Thursday night. Menchaca said he will look...

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

P&Z delays 'SmartCode' approval until late July

After two dozen San Marcos residents spoke against quick adoption of form-based development codes Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to postpone advancing the issue to the city council until July 27.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z to address SmartCode

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will evaluate the proposed "SmartCode" for downtown Tuesday night. The code establishes zoning standards based on preferred and consistent historic patterns, rather than building uses only.

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Weekend: Spring is springing baseball, books, music and much more

This new weekend finds that spring has sprung with the annual spring used book sale, musicals, baseball and much, much more. How are you going to fit in a couple ball games, a couple shows and time...

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