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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

City, university team up for storm drain art

One doesn't normally associate storm drain covers with artistic creativity. Of course, San Marcos isn't a normal city.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

City shows more sales tax growth

Sales tax collections in San Marcos had another year-over-year increase in June, rising 10.69 percent from June 2012 levels.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

San Marcos registers sales tax increase

The City of San Marcos received a 7.44 percent boost in sales taxes in July 2013 from the same month one year ago, collecting $1,659,868 from May retail sales.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Commissioners honor Rebels for state title

The Hays County Commissioners Court pronounced June 18 as Hays High School Lady Rebel Softball 2013 State Champions Day in Hays County to honor the 18 players and their coach, Aaron Fuller.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Survey shows ups, downs in perceptions of city

A survey commissioned by the City of San Marcos showed that residents generally have a positive view of city services and spending priorities, but are less happy with the quality of new development, planning for growth and...

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

San Marcos to be featured on KLRU ‘Juneteenth’ program

Austin public television station KLRU will feature the African-American experience in San Marcos this week during the station's Juneteenth Jamboree.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Franks retiring as Main Street manager

Kelly Franks, who has administrated the city's Main Street program for 25 years and co-founded the annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas festival, is retiring.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Fastest-growing city in the U.S.? San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos is the fastest-growing large city in the United States, according to updated population estimates announced today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Hays County property values increase $770M in last year

Driven in large part by new apartment complexes, the overall value of property in Hays County increased 5.1 percent, from $15.03 billion in 2012 to $15.8 billion in 2013, according to preliminary appraisals released on Monday by...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

City announces street closures for Feb. 17-23

The City of San Marcos has announced road and street closures due to construction for Feb. 17-23.

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