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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.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

City seeks public input on SmartCode architectural standards

The City of San Marcos will hold the first of a series of public meetings to discuss adding architectural standards to the downtown development code on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and from 7-8 p.m. at...

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

LBJ museum to be open on King's birthday

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum, normally open on weekends, will be open Monday for Martin Luther King's birthday. The 9 a.m. opening will precede the 10:30 a.m. gathering at the Hays County Courthouse for a procession to...

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Council to consider resolution against CenterPoint increase

The San Marcos City Council will consider a resolution opposing a proposed rate increase for CenterPoint Energy at the Jan. 4 meeting. If the council doesn't act by Jan. 7, the rate increases will be considered approved.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

San Marcos gears up to celebrate Juneteenth

A cake walk, a parade, a charity cook-off and more are all scheduled as San Marcos prepares to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston to announce and enforce the Emancipation...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

County passes corner to city in King observance

Hays County formally passed a corner at Lyndon Baines Johnson Drive and Martin Luther King Drive to the City of San Marcos Monday during Martin Luther King Day ceremonies. The corner will be the site of a...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

One more step towards jail restoration

Having acquired additional funding, Hays County officials are poised to proceed with restorations to one of its old jails, a 19th century, two-story limestone structure nestled in the Historic Dunbar District a few blocks from the courthouse...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Downed pole knocks out downtown power

City emergency crews restored power to downtown San Marcos Tuesday night after the central portion of the city was without electricity for about 45 minutes. City officials said a car struck an electric pole, pitching the city...

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