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Janis Hendrix

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City restoring Cephas House

The city is restoring the historic home of Ulysses Cephas, a blacksmith and community leader at the turn of the 20th Century, with the goal of making it a focal point in the Dunbar Historic District.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

City seeks public input on CDBG

The City of San Marcos will hold a stakeholder workshop on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., to receive citizen input on the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2012 program year.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

City seeks community grant applications

The city of San Marcos is accepting grant applications through April 8 for 2011 Community Development Block Grant projects.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos council gives first pass to neighborhood commission

San Marcos City Councilmembers passed the first reading for the creation of a neighborhood commission Tuesday night, though they heard opposition from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Council allots $175K in federal funds to Eddie Durham Park project

The San Marcos City Council decided this week how to allocate $575,000 in federal Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) funds. The largest chunk will go to the Eddie Durham Park project.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

City conducts fair housing survey

A fair housing survey is being conducted by the City of San Marcos by mail and online. The city seeks input from 6,000 residents who have made new utility connections in the past 12 months. The survey...

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as ‘Texas Treasure’

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as 'Texas Treasure'

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

City outbids private buyer for low-income home

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to use a federal program to buy two homes for availability to low-income buyers. In one case, the city paid $4,200 more than the asking price, outbidding a private...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Professor buys first home with city’s $5,000 incentive

The city of San Marcos celebrated the first home purchase by a Texas State University professor aided by a $5,000 incentive from the city of San Marcos.

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