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Friday Sep 12 | The University Star
Paul Connett, founder and executive director of the Fluoride Action Network , visited San Marcos on Thursday to discuss the health risks of fluoride in the city's water. Communities for Thriving Water hosted two events, one in which Connett spoke with city leaders including Mayor Daniel Guerrero and councilmembers Lisa Prewitt and Wayne Becak.
On September 11, at around 3:40 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Checkpoint encountered a tractor trailer at the primary inspection lane. While the immigration inspection was being conducted, a service canine alerted to the presence of narcotics and/or concealed persons within the tractor-trailer and subsequently was referred to secondary.
In the November 2012 elections, three quarters of San Marcos residents voted in favor of acquiring 70 acres of riverfront property for parkland, located at IH-35 and River Road, that is known as Cape's Camp and Thompson's Island. The Thornton family, who owned the property, were not willing to sell the land to the city, and it would have had to have been acquired through eminent domain, which 51 percent of the voters opposed.
The San Marcos City Council has made progress concerning the La Cima development and plans to vote on a final development agreement next week. La Cima is a proposed development of approximately 2,050 acres, including 2,400 single-family homes, a 200-acre commercial and retail site and about 400 acres of open space in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction west of the city.
The City of San Marcos is looking into elevated lead readings found in water samples near the Hays County Government Center. The city began sampling water near the center in response to water quality problems reported in the building earlier this month.
The City of Austin's decision to ban the use of all electronic devices while driving or biking has some students and faculty weighing the benefits of creating a similar ordinance in San Marcos. The new law expands on a current ordinance passed in 2009, which banned texting while driving.
New to San Marcos as of three weeks ago, Stefanie Ramirez is a fashion merchandising assistant professor at Texas State. An LSU graduate with a double-concentration Ph.D. in design and merchandising, she likes to bridge the business and creative sides of fashion.
San Marcos police are investigating an auto-pedestrian collision that claimed the life of a Lockhart man on IH-35 Tuesday afternoon. Abner Dean Branch, Jr. was on the right shoulder of the southbound IH-35 railroad overpass between Hwy 80 and Hwy 82 when he was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling in the far right traffic lane.
To improve the flow of traffic, the City of San Marcos will begin construction on a new overpass over Aquarena Springs Drive. The new Loop 82 project will begin early Jan. 2015 and take approximately two and a half years to complete, said Kelli Reyna, TxDOT public information officer.
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A controversial measure was passed at the San Marcos City Council meeting Tuesday expressing support for a new development that would bring middle-class, single-family homes to San Marcos.
Baron Energy, Inc. , an independent oil and gas company based in San Marcos, Texas, is pleased to announce the release of its August 16, 2014 Corporate Overview, which includes its recent South Texas acquisition.
A rule at Sewell Park states that only faculty and students of the university are allowed to use the park.
Updated: Fri Sep 12, 2014 02:00 pm
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