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Sock monkeys are tucked all around Danielle Shollar’s apartment. They sit on the kitchen countertops, peek out from piles of toys and line one of the windowsills.
Students who visit the Student Health Center will be impacted by a new set of rules and regulations as part of compliance with the national Affordable Care Act beginning in August.
Regulations in the Affordable Care Act, also know as Obamacare, will require insurance companies to provide different levels of healthcare plans for people, said State Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston). Coleman said the ACA will also prohibit insurance companies from refusing policies to those with pre-existing conditions. The health center is expanding its student insurance plan and will begin to accept private health insurance beginning in the fall under the ACA, said Karen Gordon-Sosby, associate director of the Student Health Center.
New apartment complexes are constantly being built around San Marcos, and Texas State’s growth and demand for student housing are able to fill hundreds of additional bedrooms each year.
There are currently eight multi-family housing projects under construction and 13 under consideration for future development, according to a May status report released by the city. The projects include expansions to existing apartments and the construction of new housing complexes. Most apartments in San Marcos that opened last fall or will open this fall have pre-leased more than half of their units, according to their leasing representatives.
, director of planning and development services, said the occupancy rate of existing apartments in San Marcos is high.
The City of San Marcos will soon be able to save money on a variety of services as a result of entering into a water supply agreement with a San Antonio company last month.
Members of the San Marcos City Council approved two water resolutions during their May 7 meeting. The first resolution allows the city’s participation in a cooperative purchasing arrangement with the San Antonio Water System. The second resolution awarded a contract to Wachs Water Services for the purchase of a water valve assessment, improvement and asset information program for the Water/Wastewater Utility, which will cost $123,517.50.
Tom Taggart, executive director of Public Services, said interlocal agreements and resolutions are common for governmental entities. The agreements allow governments to purchase through each other’s water systems, saving the city money.