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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cheat Sheet: La Cima questions, answers [PRO]

Will it hurt the environment? How much will it cost to develop? Will taxpayers foot the bill? Answers to your La Cima questions.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two questions tonight for San Marcos City Council on La Cima development

In a potentially pivotal decision, the San Marcos City Council tonight will be asked to answer two questions about the proposed La Cima development west of town, a sprawling single-family residential subdivision anchored by a 200-acre corporate...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

MERCURY PRO | A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

City council buys more parkland

The largest park in San Marcos just got even bigger.

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.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Guerrero spends half as much as Thomaides in 2010 mayoral victory

Daniel Guerrero, who squeaked past John Thomaides in last November's San Marcos mayoral election, claimed victory despite spending half as much as his opponent. Campaign finance reports from July 2010 to January 2011 show that Guerrero spent...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Porterfield, Prather, Scott hold huge funding leads

Three city council candidates supported by outgoing San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz hold substantial fundraising advantages in Tuesday's election. Two of them, incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, hold fundraising leads of...

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