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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Franks retiring as Main Street manager

Kelly Franks, who has administrated the city's Main Street program for 25 years and co-founded the annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas festival, is retiring.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Trail riders to arrive Monday

The GRA-Trails trail riders will make their annual stop in San Marcos on Jan. 31 as they head to San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The riders are expected to arrive downtown at around 11 a.m. or...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Weekend: The dark end of daylight savings

The city's salute to Veterans Day will feature a parade and the traditional free biscuits and gravy breakfast on Saturday. There's also music, market days and a Dia De Los Muetos Festival. Ah, autumn!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Council approves brand concept on first sight

Seeing a new branding concept for the first time, San Marcos City Councilmembers gave unanimous approval to the concept Tuesday night. The council agreed to leave open the possibility of public comment before officially implementing the concept...

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Holiday banners promote local businesses

Those colorful banners in downtown San Marcos are intended to tell consumers that local businesses have a great deal to offer the Christmas shopper.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

City tests solar-powered compactors downtown

The city of San Marcos has installed three solar-powered trash compactors downtown as a pilot program that may be expanded to the city's park system.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Buda wants page from
San Marcos playbook

Buda business owners want the city to join the Main Street program, which has helped to enliven downtown San Marcos during the last 20 years.