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City creates committee for a cleaner San Marcos

City creates committee for a cleaner San Marcos

Christopher Green

April 24, 2019

San Marcos City Council has commissioned the creation of a sustainability committee to protect San Marcos' natural and created environments. The committee will consist of three City Council members: Jocabed Marquez, Mark Rockeymoore and Lisa Prewitt. The committee will also consist of non-voting members w...

San Marcos police investigating Sunday and Monday traffic incidents

San Marcos police investigating Sunday and Monday traffic incidents

Christopher Green

April 22, 2019

San Marcos police are investigating two early-morning traffic incidents that occurred over Sunday and Monday: a fatal car crash and a high-speed pursuit that ended with a suspect escaping. San Marcos Police received a call early Sunday morning for a major traffic collision on southbound IH-35 ju...

City council takes steps towards designating San Marcos as mermaid capital of Texas

City council takes steps towards designating San Marcos as mermaid capital of Texas

Christopher Green

April 16, 2019

San Marcos City Council spoke about a resolution seeking state legislative action to designate San Marcos as the mermaid capital of Texas at the April 16 City Council meeting. The legislative action faces two different resolutions, a concurrent and simple, going through the state Senate. Discussion re...

As San Marcos grows, so will construction

As San Marcos grows, so will construction

Christopher Green

April 11, 2019

Construction strewn across San Marcos is expected to keep popping up, mostly as a way to match the city's growth. According to Laurie Moyer, director of engineering and capital improvement for the city of San Marcos, the city is increasing construction in San Marcos to better fortify infrastructure...

Uncertain future for Cape’s Dam

Uncertain future for Cape’s Dam

Christopher Green

April 9, 2019

City Council's decision to designate Cape's Dam as a historic landmark or remove it altogether is still in limbo, months after the proposal to designate it as a historic landmark. On Jan. 29, City Council postponed the decision to designate Cape's Dam as a historic landmark. City staff is doing ...

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

Christopher Green

March 26, 2019

San Marcos City Council approved an economic development incentive agreement with Texas Transportation Alliance that provides standards and guidelines developers of the SMART Terminal must follow. The motion was one of three that were needed to allow the development of the SMART Terminal. The council...

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

City council approves final motion in SMART Terminal development

Christopher Green

March 21, 2019

San Marcos City Council approved an economic development incentive agreement during the March 19 City Council meeting that the SMART Terminal will follow. The motion was one of three needed for the development of the SMART Terminal. The council also approved the annexation of 734.6 acres of land...

San Marcos City Council opposes Permian Highway Pipeline

San Marcos City Council opposes Permian Highway Pipeline

Christopher Green

March 6, 2019

City council passed a resolution March 5 to oppose the development of the Permian Highway Pipeline, which would extend from West Texas to the Gulf Coast. According to the resolution, the city of San Marcos requests immediate action by all members of both houses of the Texas Legislature to protect l...

Kinder Morgan friend or foe?

Kinder Morgan friend or foe?

Christopher Green

February 28, 2019

A 430-mile pipeline development running from West Texas to the Gulf Coast is haunting Hill Country landowners can't stop construction on their property because of eminent domain. Residents can't stop Kinder Morgan Inc.'s controversial gas pipeline due to an eminent domain statute that allows for-profit...

University to destroy Burleson and Hornsby, build new dorm

University to destroy Burleson and Hornsby, build new dorm

Christopher Green

February 28, 2019

Texas State plans to construct a new dormitory called Hilltop Housing Complex to replace Burleson and Hornsby Halls, which are being demolished. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2021. The current total project cost is $87.4 million based on a design for 836 beds, according to Finance...

City Council takes steps toward S.M.A.R.T Terminal development amid citizen concerns

City Council takes steps toward S.M.A.R.T Terminal development amid citizen concerns

Christopher Green

February 28, 2019

San Marcos City Council delayed a decision to vote Feb. 21 on an economic incentive agreement for the potential development of a heavy industrial park. The S.M.A.R.T Terminal will be a heavy industrial area with a railway to deliver manufactured products from the site to potential buyers. The first ...

Hays County Commissioners Court opposes pipeline

Hays County Commissioners Court opposes pipeline

Christopher Green

February 27, 2019

During a Feb. 26 meeting Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to oppose the Permian Highway Pipeline. The natural gas pipeline will run 430 miles from West Texas through the Texas Hill Country into the Houston area. The court is opposing the pipeline citing that the development, Kinder...

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