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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Council candidates bid for SMABOR nod

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors (SMABOR) debate, a fixture in city council politics, took on a somewhat more crowded look Tuesday. With a total of seven candidates up for two city council races, the field was packed at Pappa Pastas on Hunter Road, even with two absences.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Ed Mihalkanin's Blog: San Marcos' moving Target

Texas State political scientist and former San Marcos City Councilmember Ed Mihalkanin says that if the council was correct in approving the tax abatement for Target relocation's relocation from Springtown Center in 2008, then no incentives are...

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Editorial: City should not subsidize Springtown entertainment proposal

In this Newstreamz editorial, we oppose a proposal that the San Marcos City Council lend a developer $5 million to set up an "entertainment center" at the largely vacated Springtown Center.

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Council looks at loan for entertainment venue

The San Marcos City Council will consider $5 million in interest free loans to help a developer convert the largely abandoned Springtown Center into an entertainment district. Economic Development San Marcos (EDSM) Executive Director Amy Madison (above)...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

J.C. Penney to cut ribbon on new Stone Creek store

J.C. Penney will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new store, and make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas, on March 6.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Freethought San Marcos: Questioning development incentives

Is the San Marcos City Council's recent decision to award an additional $4 million in development incentives for the Stone Creek Crossing project good public policy. Mercury columnist Lamar Hankins doesn't think so.