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Council to consider $800,000 home repair, rehabilitation program

In an agenda with only six items, the San Marcos City Council is set to possibly approve an $800,000 funding agreement to establish a Home Repair and Rehabilitation Program for the community, rezone approximately 18 acres from Character District 5 to Light Industrial, create an amendment to the city code so the city manager can remove COVID-19 pandemic provisions that are no longer necessary and consider the allocation of remaining Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Action Plan funds to different categories or projects at the regularly scheduled meetings at 6 p.m. today. Based on the scope of the items, a shorter agenda may not equate to a shorter meeting.

Court set to submit grant for additional trails in San Marcos

The Hays County Commissioners Court is set to adopt proclamations regarding Groundhog Week and Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, possibly authorize the submission of a grant application for additional trails in San Marcos, authorize $10,000 in funding for a training academy break room, authorize $10,000 in funding for travel for officers to go to National Police Week and authorize certification of school marshals at the Sheriff's Academy at the regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. today.

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Local Texas Army National Guard troops to deploy

Military deployments are not limited to warzones. Soldiers can be sent all over the world for various reasons. No matter the mission or location of deployment, they appreciate the support of the community. It is a difficult job that many are unable or unwilling to do but are benefited by in every way. The 4-133rd Field Artillery Regiment (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) is located in San Marcos.

SMCISD makes plans for new natatorium

The river is the core of San Marcos’ identity, so it makes sense that swimming is a critical skill for local youth to learn. With that in mind, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District proposed during the past bond election that San Marcos property taxes pay for an instructional swimming facility, and the community agreed.

Housing prices falling in Hays County, Austin MSA

Housing prices falling in Hays County, Austin MSA

For anyone buying a house in the past several years, the price tag as well as the ins and outs of market dynamics can be intimidating. For one who is curious exactly what those numbers were in the past year compared to 2022, the Austin Board of Realtors Dec. 2023 and Year-End Central Texas Housing Market Report will provide that information for all of the five counties in the Greater Austin area.

Council to hear new update on Comp Plan

San Marcos City Council is set to receive an update from staff and the Comprehensive Plan Ad Hoc Council regarding the VisionSMTX++ plan, consider rezoning approximately 18 acres of land near I-35 and Centerpoint Road to Light Industrial and consider the approval of several contracts ranging from $118,654 to $537,510 at the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. today.


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