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Friday, August 5th, 2011

Proposed San Marcos budget wouldn’t raise taxes

San Marcos city council members are gearing up to approve the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget, which is proposed to be slightly larger than this year's and calls for the same property tax rate. City staff propose a budget of $149.5 million, an increase of .59 percent, or $883,075, from the current fiscal year.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Narvaiz honored for adult literacy advocacy

Former Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who earned a GED as an adult after dropping out high school, has been honored by the advocacy group Literacy Texas for her work on behalf of adult literacy.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

City council to consider another loan extension for Master’s School

San Marcos City Council members on Tuesday postponed action on a request from the Master's School for five more years to repay a $345,000 economic development loan granted by the city in 2008.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

City council waives utility deposits for veterans

The San Marcos City Council has approved an ordinance waiving utility deposits for active duty military members and U.S. military veterans.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Filing opens for San Marcos council election

On Tuesday, the San Marcos City Council called the November election and established polling places.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

San Marcos council snuffs out public smoking ban

On Tuesday, four San Marcos city councilmembers shot down a proposal to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot regarding further restriction on smoking in public.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Breaking news: San Marcos City Council shoots down non-binding smoking referendum

Tonight, four San Marcos city councilmembers shot down a proposal to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot regarding further restriction on smoking in public.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Police look for Compass Bank robbery suspect

The suspect, described as a white male, 5’10”, medium build, entered the bank at about 12:14 p.m. Monday and presented a note to the bank teller before fleeing.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

San Marcos deer population 10 times denser than ideal

A survey of urban deer by Texas State graduate students found as many as 1.9 deer per acre — significantly higher than the one deer per 10-12 acres wildlife managers recommend.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it...

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