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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Election 2013 Video: San Marcos City Council, Place 1 (Bill Taylor vs. Lisa Prewitt)

Insurance agency owner Bill Taylor, a former council member, and landscape designer Lisa Prewitt field questions at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Oct. 14.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Election 2013 Video: San Marcos City Council, Place 2 (Jude Prather vs. Mason Murphy vs. Thom Prentice)

The trio of candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 2 — incumbent Jude Prather and challengers Thom Prentice and Mason Murphy — field questions at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Oct....

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Water funding propositions make unusual allies

Proposition 6, a water financing measure that voters will decide on in November, is bringing together groups that are typically at odds politically.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Guest Column: Taking San Marcos from good to great

City council candidate MASON MURPHY says the San Marcos City Council should treat each opportunity to recruit major new employers as an “Olympic moment,” an organized, dazzling effort.

Monday, October 14th, 2013

League of Women voters hosting city council debate

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters will host candidates for two city council seats at a debate tonight. The annual event, a highlight of the Hays County political season, starts at 7 p.m. at the...

Monday, September 30th, 2013

DPS to issue election IDs at three San Marcos locations

Hays County residents can secure the photo IDs they will need to vote on Nov. 5 — and in other future elections — on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2 at three locations in San Marcos.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Live Feed: San Marcos council candidates spar for first time

Candidates for two San Marcos City Council seats will mix it up this afternoon at the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors annual forum, the first debate of the city election season.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Roark drops out of city council race

Manufacturing sector inspector and community activist Rob Roark withdrew today from the race for San Marcos City Council Place 1.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Guest Column: San Marcos at a crossroads

— — COMMENTARY by LISA PREWITT Many of the challenges the community faces seem to be commonly shared: The desire for transportation efficiency, parking solutions, safe and stable neighborhoods, housing diversity, sustainable economic growth, preservation of culture,...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

P&Z chair Taylor mulls city council comeback

San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission chair Bill Taylor says he is considering a bid to rejoin city council in the Place 1 race where two contenders have already announced their candidacies.

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