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Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Downtown merchants hope sidewalk sale boosts business

San Marcos business owners who say they have been hit hard by months of major construction on North LBJ and Hutchison streets will hold a sidewalk sale on Saturday, April 20.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

San Marcos to break ground on downtown reconstruction

The city of San Marcos will host a ground breaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 204 N. C.M. Allen Pkwy., to celebrate the start of a two-year Downtown Reconstruction Project....

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Major downtown reconstruction project starts this month

Seven years after voters approved bonds for part of the work, construction will soon be in full swing on the first phase of major overhaul of prominent downtown streets and sidewalks.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

5-K walk/run slated for Saturday to benefit cemetery

Special hand-made miniature "tombstone" trophies will be up for grabs for the age and gender division winners in this weekend’s eighth annual "From Here To Eternity" 5-K Walk/Run

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...

Friday, July 16th, 2010

City to open new fire station Saturday

A new station for the San Marcos Fire Department will open Saturday at 10 a.m. at 100 Carlson Circle. San Marcos voters approved the funds for the $5 million station in a November 2005 bond election and...

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Land use planning doesn't mean a thing

In this letter to the editor, Joe and Laura Schneider of San Marcos say developments concerning the Buie Tract are an indication that city officials can't be trusted to follow through on their plans.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Slowly, city approaches downtown streetscaping

A downtown San Marcos streetscaping project, which still needs to be fully funded, would begin in combination with a drainage project on Hutchison Street and North LBJ Drive. The project will reduce parking spaces while widening and...

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...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

City to hold meeting about downtown streets

The San Marcos capital improvements department will hold a public meeting next week to discuss plans for downtown streetscape improvements and improvements to paving and drainage along Hutchison Street and North LBJ Drive. The meeting will take...