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City Council Passes Amendment, Requires Qualifying Businesses Pay Workers “Living Wage”

By Kasandra Garza Assistant News Director    San Marcos City Council has passed a new amendment in the city’s Economic Development Policy that  requires all employers qualifying for an economic development incentive to pay their employees a minimum of $15 an hour. Scott Gregson, Councilman for place five, took the lead on this effort saying he believes it is important to allow citizens to have the opportunity to have a […]

todayFebruary 16, 2016 26

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City Council Approve Hands-Free Ordinance

By Kasandra Garza News Reporter The San Marcos city council has passed a hands-free ordinance, making it against the law to be on mobile devices while driving. The City Council moved forward with their decision to issue a city ordinance that will prohibit the use of electronic devices in vehicles. A first offense will cost up to $100. Fees will not exceed $500. The ordinance will go into effect on Feb. […]

todayNovember 17, 2015 1

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Latest City Council Debate Increases Tensions Between Candidates

by Taylor Zavala News Director The University Star hosted a debate between Place 5 and Place 6 candidates for San Marcos City Council. Candidates for Place 5 include Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo. Candidates for Place 6 include Melissa Derrick and incumbent Shane Scott. Questions directed at all four candidates ranged through a variety of topics, including the role Texas State University plays in the growth of San Marcos, concerns […]

todayOctober 7, 2015 18

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Wednesday News Rundown (9-10-2014)

By: Robert Nunez News Reporter Abner Dean Branch Jr., 52, was identified yesterday after he was hit by a semitrailer on I-35 near the San Marcos Outlet Malls going south bound. Branch was from Lockhart and was pronounced dead on the scene. The San Marcos Collision Investigation Team will continue to investigate the case. Hundreds of organizers and some of the world's largest technology firms, such as Netflix and Twitter, […]

todaySeptember 11, 2014 5

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San Marcos City Council Debates

Tara Pohlmeyer Assistant News Director   With election season in full swing in San Marcos, the first debates on Thursday gave candidates for city council place three, four and mayor a chance to separate themselves from their opponents. Below is a summary of the stances candidates took on issues brought up by the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors:   City Council Place 3 Mike Davis  Owner of 3D Welding […]

todaySeptember 9, 2014 20

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Texas State Traffic Study In Limbo

By Tara Pohlmeyer Assistant News Director It’s unclear whether Texas State will move forward in conducting a traffic study at the intersection of North Guadalupe and West Woods streets after the San Marcos City Council declined to share the costs involved with the analysis on Tuesday night. The intersection, located in front of the university's Undergraduate Admissions Center, is a hub for traffic. From pedestrians, to buses, to drop-offs, there’s […]

todayJuly 10, 2014 45

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San Marcos City Council Meeting

The first item talked about in Tuesdays city council meeting was a conditional use permit for the coffee shop, Jo on the Go. They proposed a neighborhood commercial and according to the land development code, that does require a CUP.  Things are permitted, not permitted or conditionally permitted in all of the zoning districts. The commission acted to approve it with a 9-0 vote. The second was also a CUP […]

todayOctober 15, 2013 3

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