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Friday, December 11th, 2015

City wants residents to weigh-in on two-way downtown traffic

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department is seeking input from residents on downtown traffic, parking and other infrastructure.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Postal service plans to keep downtown storefront

The feds still plan on closing the post office in downtown San Marcos, though a privately-owned and operated "contract postal unit" offering similar services is planned for the area, said U.S. Postal Service officials last week.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Violent incidents mar downtown revelry Friday night

A wreck and a fight occupied about half the on-duty city police force in downtown San Marcos as the bars closed Saturday.

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.

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Los Lonely Boys concert to follow free music, children’s activities

An afternoon of music, food and family-friendly activities on the Hays County Courthouse Square will precede a fundraising concert to feature the Los Lonely Boys.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

LBJ museum to be open on King's birthday

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum, normally open on weekends, will be open Monday for Martin Luther King's birthday. The 9 a.m. opening will precede the 10:30 a.m. gathering at the Hays County Courthouse for a procession to...

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

City repairing water main on South LBJ Drive

City of San Marcos water utility crews expected to complete repairs by 7 p.m. Wednesday on a broken water main at the intersection of South Lyndon B. Johnson Drive and Edward Gary Street.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Monday morning wreck closes downtown streets for hour

Police cordoned off a section of downtown San Marcos shortly after midnight Monday to clean up a wreck that left one vehicle on its side and a man arrested. A Ford Taurus traveling south on Guadalupe Street...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

ACC contracts for 72 acres next to San Marcos High

The Austin Community College (ACC) district has contracted for 72 acres just south of San Marcos High School for the purpose of locating a campus in San Marcos. The purchase is contingent on voters approving San Marcos...

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Downtown accident mars Thursday night traffic

A sedan carrying a small child ran a red light on the downtown San Marcos square Thursday evening, sending two vehicles into a flower patch in front of the Hays County Records Building.

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