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Council sends off Couch


Left to right: San Marcos City Council Members John Thomaides, Chris Jones, Pam Couch, Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Kim Porterfield, Gaylord Bose and Fred Terry. Photo by Melissa Millecam.


During a break at Wednesday’s city council meeting, San Marcos City Councilmembers honored departing colleague Pam Couch, who is leaving after three years on the council, including a year as Mayor Pro Tem. Couch was honored for her service.

She also unveiled her name on the plaque at City Hall containing the names of all the citizens who have served in Place 5 on the council since the adoption of the home rule charter in 1967.

Couch’s successor, the newly elected Ryan Thomason, will be sworn in next week.

1PlaquePam Couch stands by the plaque that bears her name. Photo by Melissa Millecam.

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#1 Comment By Mr. Speaker On 12/19/2009 @ 10:00 am

Couch reportedly said at the ceremony: “I am proud to be known as Susan Narvaiz’s lapdog”

#2 Comment By B. Franklin On 12/19/2009 @ 10:18 am

I do hope that you’re kidding.

#3 Comment By Martha J Cannary On 12/19/2009 @ 1:04 pm

Shaune Maycock told me in reference to this comment that elected officials should be lap dog to no one except maybe the people whom they are serving.

#4 Comment By John On 12/21/2009 @ 3:49 pm

Digging the leopard print. Meow.

#5 Comment By Sandy On 12/23/2009 @ 10:20 am

Thank you to Pam Couch for her long hard unpaid hours working for the City Council. The community is forever grateful for your service!!