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The General Election (constitutional amendment and local jurisdictions) is on Nov. 2. The University Star has compiled a guide for everything you'll need to know before heading to the polls on Election Day in Hays County. 

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After receiving comments and backlash from protestors throughout its Sep. 21 meeting, the San Marcos City Council elaborated on an agenda item prohibiting homeless people from camping out or panhandling within city limits.

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During its June 1 meeting, the San Marcos City Council approved Ordinance 2021-45, on the first of two readings, which requires registration of lobbyists and periodic reporting of contacts made by lobbyists with elected city officials, city board and commission members and city employees.

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After being added to its May 18 agenda, City Council debated if the cite-and-release ordinance should be dismissed and whether or not the ordinance has been the cause of enhanced crime in San Marcos.

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San Marcos City Council discussed Winter Storm Uri's effects on wastewater rates and debated possible revisions to the Criminal Justice Reform Committee's purpose statement at its meeting on May 4.

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San Marcos City Council authorized the Council Committee Rules and Procedures, a document that lays the foundation for policy and provides direction on how committees may function, at its April 20 meeting.

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The San Marcos City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the city's electric utility division to implement a voluntary program allowing customers to purchase renewable energy at its March 2 meeting. 

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Hays County’s voter turnout during the 2020 general election was the highest the county had seen this century. 109,963 of 153,614 registered voters, or 71.58%, went to the polls or cast their ballots by mail.

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The San Marcos City Council considered imposing new COVID-19 limitations, which could possibly challenge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's state orders, at its Jan. 19 meeting. 

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The San Marcos City Council postponed an amendment to rezone acres located near Steen Road after comments from a public hearing expressed concerns about an increase in already high traffic and further runoff damage. 

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The San Marcos City Council declared results of the Dec. 8 runoff election for the mayoral and City Council Place 5 races at a special meeting Dec. 14 and voted for the fulfillment of the mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem positions. 

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San Marcos held its Runoff Election Day Dec. 8, unofficially reelecting incumbent Mayor Jane Hughson and voting former Councilmember Mark Gleason into the vacant City Council Place 5 seat.

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The San Marcos City Council voted Dec. 2 to award $500,000 to various social service organizations and adopt a revised Community Development Block Grant action plan at its regular meeting.

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After seven years at its current location, the San Marcos Post Office will move its retail services to a new location despite community outcry and the passing of a resolution by the San Marcos City Council opposing the relocation. 

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San Marcos City Councilmember Ed Mihalkanin requested a recount of all early voting and Election Day ballots cast in all city voting locations for the City Council Place 3 race, where election results show he lost with 28.6% of the vote.

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The San Marcos City Council approved the city's municipal budget Sept. 15 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, taking into account a number of issues caused by COVID-19 during its development. 

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The San Marcos City Council voted on several resolutions and ordinances, including the budget and tax rate for the fiscal year at its regular Sept. 15 meeting. Following a public hearing, the council voted to approve the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021, which totals $258,741,41…

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San Marcos City Council candidates shared their campaign platforms revolving around affordable housing, job market recovery and the city’s response to COVID-19, during a Sept. 10 virtual forum. Of the 12 candidates running for office, five are running for mayor, two for City Council Place 3,…

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The San Marcos City Council met for its biweekly meeting Sept. 1 to vote on a new land development code and discuss the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, as well as numerous resolutions and land ordinances. The council approved several amendments to the city’s development code, as …

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The San Marcos City Council met for its biweekly meeting Aug.18 to announce the opening of two free COVID-19 testing sites, discuss a possible return to in-person council meetings and discuss various resolutions and land ordinances. Director of Public Safety Chase Stapp announced that San Ma…

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The San Marcos City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting Aug. 4 after a one-month hiatus to discuss the city’s response to COVID-19 as well as various resolutions and land ordinances. The meeting began with a COVID-19 status update, after which the council voted to approve a progra…

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San Marcos City Council met for its biweekly meeting June 16 to redirect COVID-19 relief project funds to improving testing, provide funding for police department building additions and discuss Community Development Block Grant projects. The council agreed the city needs improved testing cap…

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Offices, lobbies, courts and parks within the Hays County system are in varying stages of reopening to the public. All members of the public who enter county buildings should wear face coverings and maintain six feet between themselves and others who are not in their own family. Below are th…

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The San Marcos City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting June 2 to discuss the development of the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response fund allocation and pass various land ordinances. The council approved the amendments to the CDBG program to add $425,261 in COVI…