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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Peña park to host family-friendly community gathering

The San Marcos Parks & Recreation department will host a family-friendly community gathering beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Capt. Paul Peña Park in the Hills of Hays neighborhood.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Week-long series celebrates Civil Rights champions

A succession of special events celebrating the legacies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is underway in San Marcos.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Video: Dunbar Gardens brings residents closer to their food

Sustainable San Marcos volunteer AUSTIN VAN ZANT talks about the Dunbar Garden projects which allows residents to claim a plot of land to grow their own produce.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Committee names artists competing for LBJ, MLK memorial

The LBJ/MLK Memorial Crossroads Project Committee on Thursday announced the artists who are under consideration to design and build a $100,000 memorial funded with City of San Marcos hotel/motel tax dollars.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

City seeks lease proposals for Cephas House

The little boarded up house located at 217 W. MLK Drive looks sad now, but plans are underway to turn it into a center of activity in the Dunbar Historic District.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

City seeks lease proposals for Cephas House

The little boarded up house located at 217 W. MLK Drive looks sad now, but plans are underway to turn it into a center of activity in the Dunbar Historic District.

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Bike plan meeting draws large turnout

Dozens of San Marcos residents turned out to the San Marcos Activity Center Thursday night for a city meeting to update the city's bike plan and bike map. City officials said state funding for such projects is...

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

San Marcos council makes CDBG allocations

City council members this week allocated $527,130 in federal community development block grant money for two parks and the Southside Community Center's housing rehabilitation project.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Architect chosen for historic jail restoration

An Austin-based firm with a history of preservation projects in Hays County will design the restoration of the old county jail, which has sat empty and deteriorating for decades on an overgrown lot on Fredericksburg Street in...

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Project would honor LBJ, MLK where streets that bear their names meet

City council member Chris Jones is trying to nurture interest in a monument honoring Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King at the intersection of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive.

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