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Richard Salmon

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

City to add 107 acres to Purgatory greenspace

The city is poised to acquire 107 acres of undeveloped aquifer recharge land adjacent to the 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive...

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Federal grant will fund energy efficient appliances for San Marcos residents

The city of San Marcos will offer grants to residents who want to replace old appliances with newer Energy Star-certified models as part of a federal $498,100 energy efficiency grant.

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Man who police say planned shooting spree worried county officials

A man police say they stopped from shooting up a Wal-Mart in Austin is a former Hays County resident who made frequent visits to the courthouse that unnerved some employees.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

County puts parks on hold

Seeing a need to change the way they approve funding for parks projects, the Hays County commissioners set a moratorium until April 1 while they work out new criteria.