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City Council adds polling places, updated on Transportation Master Plan

City Council adds polling places, updated on Transportation Master Plan

Christopher Green

November 1, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos, University

City Council added polling places Oct. 30 and were updated on the Transportation Master Plan. The ordinance came after the Texas Civil Rights Project threatened litigation if the Commissioners Court did not extend on-campus early voting. In order to maintain a balance between precincts, it was recommende...

San Marcos begins Blanco River flood control designs

San Marcos begins Blanco River flood control designs

Christopher Green

October 30, 2018


Filed under Featured, News, San Marcos

The city of San Marcos recently received a $34 million allocation fund from the U.S. Housing Urban Development Disaster Recovery to begin infrastructure repairs along the Blanco River. The Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project aims to prevent flooding, erosion and environmental impacts along th...

Police search for stabbing suspects after early morning altercation

Police search for stabbing suspects after early morning altercation

Christopher Green

October 26, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

UPDATE: Nov. 2, 12 p.m. Sergio Marquez Chavarria, 28, turned himself into the Hays County Law Enforcement Center after detectives identified him in a surveillance video. Police are still searching for the other two suspects. San Marcos police are searching for three suspects involved in ...

Planning and Zoning Commission grants permits for three businesses

Planning and Zoning Commission grants permits for three businesses

Christopher Green

October 25, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos, Uncategorized

The Planning and Zoning Commission of San Marcos approved requests from three different companies to continue or begin selling alcohol, Oct. 23. The commission approved a new conditional use permit requested by Wine Down, a store located in the San Marcos outlet mall, to sell beer, wine and daiquiris...

City Council approves appointment of municipal court judge, housing tax credits application

City Council approves appointment of municipal court judge, housing tax credits application

Christopher Green

October 17, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

City Council approved the appointments of two San Marcos Municipal Court judges Oct. 16, as well as an application for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. The council approved Dallari Landry to serve as the presiding judge and John Burke to serve as an associate judge over the San Marcos Municipal Court...

VOTING 2018: Meet the San Marcos Mayor candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the San Marcos Mayor candidates

Christopher Green

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Jane Hughson: City Council Place 4 member Jane Hughson has a platform centered on bringing businesses to San Marcos to help ease the poverty level and working on Code SMTX to protect San Marcos' environment. Hughson has 10 years of experience on City Council and seven years on the Planning and Zon...

City, apartments complexes team up to host recycling competition

City, apartments complexes team up to host recycling competition

Christopher Green

October 13, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

In an effort to curb excess waste as San Marcos' population grows, apartment complexes have teamed up with the city for Bin It to Win It, a recycling competition that results in prizes for the top contender The competition is from Oct. 8 to Nov. 16 and will be managed by the Community Enhancement...

Planning and Zoning Commission recommends church as historic landmark, grants conditional-use permits

Planning and Zoning Commission recommends church as historic landmark, grants conditional-use permits

Christopher Green

October 10, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission granted conditional-use permits to two restaurants Oct. 9 and voted unanimously to recommend the Old First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to be a local historic landmark. The motion came to the Planning and Zoning Commission after the Texas Historic...

Planning and Zoning Commission denies request to remove limits on Preferred Scenario Map Amendments

Planning and Zoning Commission denies request to remove limits on Preferred Scenario Map Amendments

Christopher Green

September 27, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission denied a proposed amendment Sept. 25 to remove the twice-per-year limit on the number of times Preferred Scenario Map Amendments can be requested. City Council suggested the commission review the amendment and remove section 2.4.2.2.B from the San Marcos Development...

City Council establishes workforce to address housing challenges

City Council establishes workforce to address housing challenges

Christopher Green

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, San Marcos

The San Marcos City established a Workforce Housing Task Force to assist City Council in developing housing policies as working families face housing challenges. In January 2018, City Council identified housing for working families as one of its five strategic initiatives. The task force will try...

Planning and Zoning Commission approves request to build single-family homes

Planning and Zoning Commission approves request to build single-family homes

Christopher Green

September 12, 2018


Filed under In Brief, Latest, News, San Marcos

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request Sept. 11 from Standard Custom Homes to build 22 single-family townhomes in San Marcos. The motion, which included an amendment to cap impervious cover and maintain best practices before and during construction, passed with all in favor except for...

City Council limits city campaign budgets and approves upcoming fiscal budget

City Council limits city campaign budgets and approves upcoming fiscal budget

Christopher Green

September 5, 2018


Filed under News

City Council voted Sept. 4 to set campaign contribution limits for mayoral or City Council candidates, change the tax rate of real property, and approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The council set a $500 limit on the amount individuals can contribute toward a mayoral or City Council candidate's...

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