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Three-year alcohol permit approved for Hilton Garden Inn

Three-year alcohol permit approved for Hilton Garden Inn

Andrew Terrell

April 25, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission met April 24 to consider a Qualified Watershed Protection Program and a three-year Conditional Use Permit for Hilton Garden Inn.  The first agenda item under public hearings was to consider the "approval of the Qualified Watershed Protection Plan Phase 2 for the Fitzroy...

Student Government introduces legislation that will bring free feminine hygiene products to campus

Student Government introduces legislation that will bring free feminine hygiene products to campus

Andrew Terrell

April 20, 2018

A Student Government senator introduced legislation that will bring hygiene-related products to campus in response to the growing need for free feminine products. Sen. Elijah Miller initiated The Menstrual Hygiene Availability Act. This is really huge," Miller said. "It is really good for Texas...

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permits

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permits

Andrew Terrell

April 11, 2018

Planning and Zoning Commission met April 10 to approve restricted and conditional parking permits for Crafthouse Kitchen and Japan Latino Sushi & Steak. The Commission held a public hearing of a request by Allen Shy, on behalf of Shy Penn LTD., for an amendment to the Restricted Conditional Use...

Best Tattoo Shop: Mystic Marks Tattoo Co.

Best Tattoo Shop: Mystic Marks Tattoo Co.

Andrew Terrell

April 10, 2018

Due to its success, popularity and age as the first tattoo shop in the city, Mystic Marks Tattoo Co. was named the best tattoo shop in San Marcos. Mystic Marks Tattoo Co. was founded in 1993 by Texas State alumna Jan Van Zandt and her son Corey Van Zandt. Mystic Marks Tattoo Co. is located at 316...

Texas State hosts U.S.- Mexico Summit featuring Mexican journalist

Texas State hosts U.S.- Mexico Summit featuring Mexican journalist

Andrew Terrell

April 6, 2018

Texas State hosted experts including a journalist from Mexico to discuss the Mexican election and U.S. politics. Ana Paula Ordorica, Mexican journalist and editor of the newspaper El Universal and host of a radio program, Frente al Pais, discussed the role of the press and the power of social media...

Greek organizations apply for reinstatement, commit to training program

Greek organizations apply for reinstatement, commit to training program

Andrew Terrell

April 5, 2018

Greek fraternity and sorority chapters are officially able to apply for reinstatement under new university guidelines. The fraternity and sorority chapters had until March 30 to complete the first step of reinstatement. All 30 eligible chapters completed the first step and are able to hold meetings,...

New concept for student housing is denied

New concept for student housing is denied

Andrew Terrell

March 28, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission met March 27 to hold a public hearing to consider a request by Doucet and Associates, on behalf of Aurelius LTD, for approximately 6.57 acres located at the 800 Block of Peques Street. Doucet and Associates looked to use the 6.57 acres to develop a new high-end student-housing...

City Council amends mermaid art locations, makes board appointments

City Council amends mermaid art locations, makes board appointments

Andrew Terrell

March 7, 2018

The City Council held their regular meeting Mar. 6 to approve members for different boards and discuss placement of mermaid statues announced in September 2017. The City Council amended a location change for the mermaid statues. The Blooming Brightly Mermaid statue will be placed at the children’s playscape to create a mor...

City Council approves development of downtown plaza

City Council approves development of downtown plaza

Andrew Terrell

March 4, 2018

The City of San Marcos developed and passed a plan to transform an empty lot off the Square into a public plaza including dog friendly watering fountains, extra parking and a grassy area. San Marcos community members have voiced their desire for the city to construct a parking garage to help with...

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permit after evaluating noise complaints

Planning and Zoning Commission approves alcohol permit after evaluating noise complaints

Andrew Terrell

February 28, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission met Feb. 27 to hold a public hearing on five agenda items and the approval of two alcohol permits. During the Jan. 23 Planning and Zoning meeting, the commission discussed the approval of a three-year Conditional Use Permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Olive Garden location off I-35. The commission postponed i...

Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed intensive areas in San Marcos

Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed intensive areas in San Marcos

Andrew Terrell

February 14, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Committee met Feb. 13 to approve two agenda items and review two others. The committee unanimously motioned the approval of a request by Daniel Mahoney on behalf of the Edmund Jaster Hays County Partnership for a final plat consisting of approximately 10 acres of the J.M ...

City postpones consideration of renewing Olive Garden’s alcohol permit

City postpones consideration of renewing Olive Garden’s alcohol permit

Andrew Terrell

January 24, 2018

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission met Jan. 23 to consider a request by Olive Garden to renew a three-year Conditional Use Permit that allows the sale of mixed beverages at the restaurant. The commission ruled to postpone the renewal of the Conditional Use Permit for one month until proper...

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