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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Woods development worsened flood damage to Blanco Gardens, analysis suggests

An updated analysis presented to city council members Jan. 5 showed that the construction of a controversial student housing complex worsened the flooding of Blanco Gardens, an adjacent subdivision.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Brad Rollins’ Blog: A new normal for San Marcos P&Z

The San Marcos City Council’s new majority — a bloc of members who regularly profess wariness of real estate development and developers — moved closer to cementing control of the planning and zoning commission with their appointment...

Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Video: Blanco River volume, velocity during Memorial Day weekend flood rivaled Mississippi River at St. Louis

Even before it reached San Marcos, the Blanco River was flowing at 180,000 cubic feet per second — the average volume and velocity of the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a hydrologist told the San Marcos...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

San Marcos council moves to clip Airport Commission’s wings

Facing calls from within to either disband or restructure the San Marcos Airport Commission, city council members took the first step Tuesday toward stripping the appointed body of most of its traditionally broad purview.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

San Marcos council members poised to finalize pay raise for San Marcos council members

After giving the measure initial approval earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to take a second vote on double-digit percentage increases in the compensation its members receive.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

San Marcos Arts Commission honors advocates

The San Marcos Arts Commission honored individuals and groups who have contributed to the arts in San Marcos at its annual arts advocacy reception last month at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Headed into Election Day, Hays County voter turnout so far lowest since 2006

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | Fewer Hays County residents cast ballots last month during nearly two weeks of early voting than in any general election since 2006. When polls closed Friday, 20,803 people had voted compared...

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Thomaides fends off forceful offense from challenger Davis

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent John Thomaides and contender Mark Davis at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little more than...

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Women’s league plans debates in San Marcos, Wimberley

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters will play host to a series of three candidate debates in San Marcos and Wimberley beginning next week.

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