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Friday, April 30th, 2010

San Marcos council to consider Buie changes

A number of zoning changes on the Buie Tract will go before the San Marcos City Council next Tuesday night as the property owners seek to build multi-family housing over environmentally sensitive property.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

P&Z to bring back Buie question in April

Still waiting on a geological report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed consideration of a mixed-use plan for the Buie tract until April.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

P&Z to bring back Buie question in April

Still waiting on a geological report by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed consideration of a mixed-use plan for the Buie tract until April.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

GOP Hays County judge candidates discuss issues

Republican Hays County judge candidates Bert Cobb and Peggy Jones spoke in depth with San Marcos Local News about the issues leading up to the March 2 primary election. The winner will take on the Democratic nominee,...

Monday, January 4th, 2010

San Marcos council again approves more density

San Marcos City Councilmembers approved another zoning change to accommodate increased density last month, granting preliminary approval to a zoning change and a land use plan for the Retreat on Willow Creek, a proposed 101.40-acre mixed-use development...

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Residents push TxDOT for action on FM 1626

About 300 Buda-area residents, upset with crawling progress on improvements to FM 1626, attended a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) Tuesday night at Elm Grove Elementary School and asked for the...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

State planning could close river for rec use

The decline of Texas Wild Rice, which grows naturally only in the San Marcos River, could motivate state aquifer protection planners to pressure the city into closing parts of the river for recreational uses.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

City says water supply good until 2070

City officials believe San Marcos has secured water supplies to last until 2070 after reports from the city's efficiency task force and McLain Decision Support System on water and wastewater utilities.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Post Road project to have ribbon cut

San Marcos officials will cut the ribbon on the completed $9.5 million Post Road project on July 1.

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