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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Guerrero spends half as much as Thomaides in 2010 mayoral victory

Daniel Guerrero, who squeaked past John Thomaides in last November's San Marcos mayoral election, claimed victory despite spending half as much as his opponent. Campaign finance reports from July 2010 to January 2011 show that Guerrero spent $24,385.56, compared with $48,478.92 spent by Thomaides.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

'Campus Radio,' film set in San Marcos, has winning premier

The San Marcos movie "Campus Radio" had a successful premier last weekend and will show at the Starplex through at least Feb. 17. The movie tells the story of young bohos looking for love, San Marcos style.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

City council discusses additional compensation

San Marcos City Councilmember Ryan Thomason said the council could draw on more talent within the city if councilmembers are better compensated. Other councilmembers say the time isn't right for a council pay increase. The council approved...

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Snow, ice, cause car wrecks, shut down city

Snow and ice covered the roads in and around San Marcos late Thursday night and Friday morning, forcing schools and government offices to close while many private concerns either opened late or stay closed. More cold temperatures...

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Development proposal spans Weatherford, Gilcrease tracts

The Weatherford and Gilcrease tracts in northwest San Marcos are in process for a 195-unit, 782-bedroom student housing development. City staff has recommended against approval, but the city's planning and zoning commission is likely to decide upon...

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Nuse: No sales taxes rebated to StoneCreek

San Marcos City Manager Jim Nuse said Thursday that the city hasn't rebated any sales taxes to StoneCreek Crossing under a $6 million development agreement signed in 2008. The StoneCreek property now is in foreclosure.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

StoneCreek Crossing set for February foreclosure

StoneCreek Crossing, which received $6 million in financial incentives from the city in 2008, has been listed for foreclosure in the February sale at the Hays County Courthouse. The owners owe $38 million on a promissory note.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Sales taxes up 15 percent across San Marcos, county

The state comptroller's office cut a check to San Marcos for more than $1.6 million this month, the city's largest January sales tax allocation in history. The city's take is 15 percent higher than January 2010, which...

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Officials say ACS may exaggerate city's youth

Local officials say the recently released American Community Survey (ACS), published by the U.S. Census Bureau, makes the city appear to be younger and poorer than it really is. The reason is growth at Texas State, where...

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Council to consider resolution against CenterPoint increase

The San Marcos City Council will consider a resolution opposing a proposed rate increase for CenterPoint Energy at the Jan. 4 meeting. If the council doesn't act by Jan. 7, the rate increases will be considered approved.

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