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Laurie Moyer

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

City, county agree to move forward on McCarty Lane

Hays County commissioners and San Marcos city council members both cast votes Tuesday authorizing the city to move forward on improvements to McCarty Lane, even though the initiative will cost the county up to $5 million in pass-through funds from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Wonder World extension officially opens Saturday

Public officials from all levels of government will be on hand for a ceremony and dedication Saturday to open the Wonder World Drive extension, a $26.28 million road that is the largest transportation in San Marcos city...

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, July 8th, 2010

Menchaca settles with city for six months severance

Fired San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca agreed Tuesday to accept a six-month's severance payment from the City of San Marcos, ending the possibility that he will take legal action against the city.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

City work on McCarty could cost county $4M

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter wants San Marcos officials to halt work on East McCarty Lane between Interstate-35 and San Marcos High School, saying the work jeopardizes $15.8 million in pass through funding from the state. The...

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

City still mostly mum, Moyer to be interim CM

San Marcos city officials were still mostly quiet Friday about the city council's 4-3 vote Thursday night to fire City Manager Rick Menchaca. Said City Attorney Michael Cosentino, "There are legal consequences for discussing personnel matters publicly,...

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

TPW to assess property as county shooting range

A state agency is assessing a 563-acre site along the San Marcos River to determine its feasibility as a county shooting range and public park. After the assessment, the Hays County Commissioners Court may decide to spend...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Sessom Drive opens in time for graduation

The initial phase of drainage improvements and pavement reconstruction on Sessom Drive between Academy Street and University Drive have been completed. All traffic controls have been removed and all roadway lanes are open in anticipation of Texas...

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

RR 12 project could cut Wonder World Drive traffic counts

Just after the Wonder World Drive extension from Hunter Road to RR 12 opens in late July, Hays County will begin improvements on RR 12 in September. San Marcos officials are concerned that the RR 12 work...

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