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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

River, creek cleanup hauls in literally tons of trash

Hundreds of volunteers scattered across four counties removed tons of trash and debris from the San Marcos River and its tributaries during the Great Texas River Clean Up on March 1.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Video: More San Marcos area flooding 10/31/13

Additional video of familiar spots along the San Marcos River, shot this morning by photographer Stephen Ramirez. This package includes footage of the Spring Lake Dam falls, Sewell Park, Rio Vista Falls and the flood control dam...

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...

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Park, wetlands back in shooting sports request

Proponents of a shooting sports complex project on the San Marcos River have put land for wetlands and a riverfront park back in their request to the county, saying the property owner is willing to negotiate. The...

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Narvaiz, Cranston discuss Paso Robles with citizens

MERCURY PRO | San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Carma Texas General Manager Shaun Cranston met with San Marcos residents Wednesday night at Mariposa Apartments to discuss the Paso Robles development. Local residents were mostly concerned about...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z approves $122M plan for capital improvements

The Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos has approved a three-year capital improvement plan that would cost $122 million. To this point, the city has $44 million to cover the costs.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Editorial: Groundhog Day

After refusing to approve a zoning change to a property located in a Hopkins Street historic neighborhood earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council will have to revisit the question again Tuesday night. Thus, a disturbing...

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Spring Lake water protection moves forward

Three local entities -- San Marcos, Hays County and Texas State -- recently formalized their intention to cooperate on a protection plan for the Upper San Marcos Watershed, including Spring Lake. Texas State River Systems Institute (RSI)...

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Fire destroys midtown feed store, pet shop

Fire destroyed the Amkon General Store and the Critter Shop, both housed in the same aged building on LBJ Drive just north of Cheatham Street. An "all call" went out to area firefighters at about 2 p.m....

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