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Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on first reading.

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.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Mathworks recognized for Mathematics Awareness Month

The award-winning Mathworks program at Texas State was recognized by the city as part of Mathematics Awareness Month for April. The program, founded by Dr. Max Warshauer, is internationally known for its innovative approach to mathematics education.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

City growth adds costs to smart metering project

The San Marcos City Council voted to approve the payment of more than $500,000 last month for its smart metering initiative, but not before a couple councilmembers asked in detail why the payment was necessary.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Rio Vista project breaks ground

San Marcos officials broke ground on Rio Vista Terrace improvements with ten good shovels on March 6. The event was the official start of a $9.3 million project that will provide new waterlines, wastewater lines, storm drains,...

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Second crack yields $610K apartment incentive

San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones decided to vote Tuesday after his February abstention deadlocked a $610,000 incentive package for an apartment complex on the edge of downtown. Jones voted for the incentives, which passed by a 4-3...

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Council to take second look at $610K apartment grant

The San Marcos City Council will reconsider a $610,000 property tax rebate for a developer who wants to place a multi-family residential complex on the west side of downtown. The council deadlocked, 3-3, on the issue last...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

San Marcos council nixes contribution limits

The San Marcos City Council talked about directing the staff to draft an ordinance limiting individual campaign contributions Tuesday night, then decided in a deeply split vote to drop the matter. The discussion at times turned...

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Council sends off Couch

During a break at Wednesday's city council meeting, San Marcos City Councilmembers honored departing colleague Pam Couch, who is leaving after three years on the council, including a year as Mayor Pro Tem. Couch was honored for...

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Drainage plan could be downtown sneak peek

No one knows when the city's downtown master plan will become reality, but a drainage project for parts of LBJ Drive, Hutchison Street and University Drive will force a sneak peak at the next iteration of downtown...

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