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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

McCarty Lane reopens after derailment

Nine cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed this afternoon as it passed through San Marcos, shutting down West McCarty Lane for about three hours.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Council clears way for largest subdivision in city’s history

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday all but finalized a deal that lays the ground work for a 3,450 home gated community intertwined with an 18-hole golf course.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

County to state: Stop dragging on road projects

Hays County commissioners are calling on state and federal agencies to streamline the review process for road projects. For example, the county still hasn't received approval for improvements to FM 1626, which the county submitted to the...

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Stone Creek foreclosure may cost taxpayers ‘not a penny,’ officials say

Responding to simmering popular indignation over an economic development subsidy for a major shopping center now in foreclosure, San Marcos officials on Thursday said the property's owners have received "not a penny" in taxpayer money to-date and...

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Two on council want policy to scratch KBR

San Marcos City Councilmembers Jude Prather and Chris Jones want to adjust the city's ethics policy for awarding contracts so that it would apply to KBR and others. The city passed an ethics policy in September disqualifying...

Monday, December 13th, 2010

McCarty Lane dedication ceremony slated for Friday

The City of San Marcos will dedicate McCarty Lane at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 in a public ceremony and open the expanded roadway to traffic in the afternoon.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

City to open McCarty Lane Friday

The long awaited re-opening of McCarty Lane will take place in a ceremony Friday morning. San Marcos and Hays County spent $11 million on the project, which enhances the main thoroughfare between Interstate-35 and San Marcos High...

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

'Black Friday' to close exits near outlet malls

San Marcos city officials have announced two ramp closures in the vicinity of Premium Outlet Mall and Tanger Outlet Mall due to the anticipated "Black Friday" holiday shopping outbreak. The Centerpoint Road exit on southbound Interstate-35 and...

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

McCarty Lane opening rescheduled for December

The city of San Marcos has rescheduled the opening of McCarty Lane to mid-December due to construction issues and material supply delays.

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Weekend: A sign of November? Elvis meets Shakespeare

It's the first weekend in November, when three women make their first tamales and Elvis meets Shakespeare. Football is gone, so there's local art to see and buy, local authors to meet, plays to see and benefits...

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