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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Union Pacific declines to prosecute teen hit by train

Union Pacific Railroad officials have decided not to press trespassing charges against a man who was hit by a train April 8 near the Charles Austin Drive crossing.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

City, UP prepare to silence train horns in town

San Marcos residents can look forward to the sounds of silence — at least from the sound of train whistles — later this year as the city prepares to create “Railroad Quiet Zones” at 26 crossings in...

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Council to consider resolution against CenterPoint increase

The San Marcos City Council will consider a resolution opposing a proposed rate increase for CenterPoint Energy at the Jan. 4 meeting. If the council doesn't act by Jan. 7, the rate increases will be considered approved.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

San Marcos expects to begin railroad quiet zone project, finally, in 2011

San Marcos city officials say a railroad quiet zone project should get started in 2010. The project has been on the city's to do list since 2006, when the city set aside $700,000.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Railroad crossing fixes expected to slow traffic

The Hays County Road Department said three railroad crossings at County-maintained roads in the San Marcos area will undergo repairs by Union Pacific Railroad beginning Monday.