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There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Mixed-use plan for Springtown passes 1st hurdle

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter |

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved three items related to the future of the Springtown Mall Tuesday. 

Developers planning a 30,000-square-foot retail and apartment loft property requested multiple recommendations from the commission involving a 6.57 acre portion of the old shopping center. 

The development project, code named Humpty Dumpty, is being directed by Endeavor Real Estate Group, an Austin-based developer. 

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Constables make their budget pitches

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

More personnel to help respond to rapid growth was an underlying current Tuesday in the weekly meeting of the Commissioners Court as constables and Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith made their requests for the upcoming year during a workshop on the FY 2017 budget.

Not all were asking for more money, though. 

Action plan is now online

The city of San Marcos has posted the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Action Plan online and is seeking comments from residents. 

The Action Plan is part of the mandated process the city must go through in deciding how to spend $25 million in federal money the city was allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the wake of the two devastating floods of 2015.

Selena-inspired essay contest launched

Young people throughout the San Marcos area are contributing original essays — in Spanish or English — responding to the words of Texas music sensation Selena Quintanilla on the value of learning a second language and embracing one’s cultural origins: “I feel very proud to be Mexican.  I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.”

‘Shelter Bingo’ event Friday

 The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will host a Shelter Bingo Night Aug. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at the Old Fish Hatchery, 206 C.M. Allen Parkway. 

 Bingo cards are $10 for the first card and $5 for additional cards, and will be available for cash at the door or online at shelterbingonight.eventbrite.com. The event will feature fun prizes, a concession stand/bake sale, and animals available for adoption.

• Submitted by the city of San Marcos 

 

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