Here are the 5 projects San Marcos hopes will improve the city’s flood resiliency

Projects to be funded through federal disaster recovery grant, city funds, other grants

Design of infrastructure projects to improve flood resiliency in the city of San Marcos could begin this year, after the City Council provided direction to staff to move forward with the five projects recommended by the city’s disaster recovery consultant, AECOM, Monday night.

The council will have to formally adopt an amendment to its action plan, a document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provided a $25.08 million disaster recovery grant to the city last year. Once the amended action plan is accepted by HUD, design work can begin.

AECOM ranked the various projects using a matrix that took into account project cost, the number of structures benefited and permitting requirements. The details, including cost and schedule, for the top five projects are as follows:

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Check out these volunteer opportunities for volunteer week, April 23-29

Austin Angels, which expanded to Buda in 2010,  supports foster children and families through its Love Box program, in which groups of friends or neighbors or church groups are matched with a foster family whom they sponsor for a year. Each month, the group delivers a box to the family filled with household necessities and activities to do together.


AWARE (Always Wanted A Riding Experience) Inc. provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs. Therapeutic riding benefits the body, mind and spirit. Volunteers are needed to help groom and care for horses. Volunteers are also sought to lead horses during sessions.

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