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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Stone Creek foreclosure may cost taxpayers ‘not a penny,’ officials say

Responding to simmering popular indignation over an economic development subsidy for a major shopping center now in foreclosure, San Marcos officials on Thursday said the property's owners have received "not a penny" in taxpayer money to-date and may never be eligible for any.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

StoneCreek Crossing set for February foreclosure

StoneCreek Crossing, which received $6 million in financial incentives from the city in 2008, has been listed for foreclosure in the February sale at the Hays County Courthouse. The owners owe $38 million on a promissory note.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Crime stoppers aids search for credit card thief

A woman left her purse in a shopping cart at Target located at StoneCreek Crossing. A second woman found the purse and used the credit cards therein for a shopping spree through San Marcos. Hays County Crime...

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Former Councilmember Guerrero announces run for mayor

Former San Marcos City Councilmember Daniel Guerrero has announced his run for mayor after a two-year absence from the council. Guerrero will run against Councilmember John Thomaides and former mayoral candidate Dan McCarthy.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Thomaides, Narvaiz top city council fundraisers

San Marcos Mayoral candidate John Thomaides has $18,378.79 on hand as he begins his campaign for November, while Mayor Susan Narvaiz was down to $62.65 as of the July 15 campaign finance report after spending $19,757.05 during...

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Editorial: What's next for Springtown Center?

Despite attempts by City Hall to throw public funds at the re-development of Springtown Center, the process is playing out in the private sphere, like it's supposed to. We suggest that the city keep its hands off,...

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Austin partnership purchases Springtown Target building [PRO]

The partnership that purchased the abandoned Target building at Springtown Center includes John Lewis, a partner in the Lamy-Springtown group that went into foreclosure on other portions of the Springtown property.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Motley Menagerie back in Kyle

The Motley Menagerie, once a happening tea room on Center Street in Kyle, is back at its former location. City leaders joined the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce at the ribbon cutting.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Mayor discusses Springtown Mall with full city council chamber

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz discussed the Springtown Mall matter with citizens Saturday, when she said the city council is likely to consider some kind of $2.5 million city expenditure for the redevelopment of the largely vacated...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

San Marcos council tables Alamo theater incentive

The San Marcos City Council tabled a $2.5 million "grant" Tuesday night for an Alamo Drafthouse to occupy the vacant Best Buy building at Springtown Mall. San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said the tabling was necessary because...

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