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Tom Taggart

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

After Mercury inquiry, San Marcos confirms elevated lead levels in water system

UPDATED | About an hour after the San Marcos Mercury left a message with City Manager Jared Miller seeking comment for a forthcoming story on elevated lead levels in the municipal water supply, spokesperson Trey Hatt released a statement acknowledging the troubling readings.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

San Marcos Electric customers to see ‘temporary’ fee hike

The bills have come due for electricity that LCRA bought at inflated prices during a colder-than-normal winter.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Brookfield Residential constructing miles-long water line to service Blanco Vista

Brookfield Residential, developers of Blanco Vista subdivision in far north San Marcos, has begun construction of a 2.8- mile-long, 16-inch diameter water line along Post Road.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Police report more victims of sophisticated phone scams

San Marcos police and utility officials are warning residents of a telephone scam in which a man called two elderly San Marcos residents over the weekend and demanded payment by gift card for supposed past-due utility bills,...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Region on the brink of Stage 3 drought restrictions

Recent spotty rains have had minimal impact on boosting the level of the Edwards Aquifer, putting the San Antonio pool of the aquifer on the brink of Stage 3 drought restrictions.

Friday, August 10th, 2012

San Marcos wants to buy into LCRA power plant

The city of San Marcos plans to invest an estimated $18 million to buy 3.52 percent of a natural gas- and steam-powered electric power generation plant being built by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

San Marcos, NextEra inking deal to buy wind, natural gas power

After decades of dependence on the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city of San Marcos is negotiating a contract with Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. to buy wholesale wind- and natural gas-generated electricity.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

EAA approves plan for San Marcos endangered species

Implementation of a multi-million dollar regional plan to protect endangered species in San Marcos and New Braunfels passed a major milestone Wednesday and now awaits the approval of the federal government.

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

San Marcos approves utility rate increases

The San Marcos City Council gave first nod to a FY 2012 budget and to water, wastewater,and drainage utility rate increases of about $3 per average residential customer.

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