San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Deep in cattle country, Texans develop a taste for bison

Bison ranchers in Texas and other states are part of a quickly growing industry with about 200,000 of the legendary beasts in existence nationwide at last count

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Carsons get P&Z nod for South End parking lot

A land holding company controlled by the W.C. Carson family intends to break ground this spring on the next installment in South End San Marcos, the bite-sized New Urbanist village on Wonder World Drive.

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Luling turns rusty reminders into art (with photo gallery)

The tapped-out Caldwell County oil town, once known as Texas' "toughest," has found a unique way to celebrate its heritage: decorating its aging pump jacks with a full cast of characters

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

With construction underway, ‘quiet zone’ could soon silence train horns

Turning dirt on an awaited project that will muzzle blaring horns as freight trains pass through San Marcos, a contractor has begun building raised medians where Posey Road crosses over a pair of Union Pacific railroad tracks.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Interactive: Will Carson Properties’ mid-rise dwarf downtown San Marcos?

If these renderings tell the tale, a nine-floor building won't look as tall as it sounds

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

H-E-B gets go-ahead from Wimberley council

H-E-B’s plans to build a 46,500-square-foot grocery store on the campus of the shuttered Bowen Intermediate School has predictably stirred passions among certain residents loath to accept changes to an eccentric village they tend to like as-is.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

P&Z to get first look at Carsons’ proposed downtown mid-rise

San Marcos-based Carson Properties is angling to build a nine-floor, mixed-use downtown landmark, but first the company needs planning commissioners to sign off on the building’s height.

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Central Texas braces for deep freeze

A strong cold front expected to arrive in Central Texas this weekend is forecast to plunge temperatures into the low-20s, nearly 20 degrees below normal for January.

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