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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Q&A: Shane Scott on the issues

Answering the San Marcos Mercury's pre-election questions, San Marcos Place 6 council member SHANE SCOTT says the city should consider paid parking in some areas to help fund transportation projects.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Q&A: Melissa Derrick on the issues

Answering the San Marcos Mercury's pre-election questions, city council write-in candidate MELISSA DERRICK says the city should take all of Cape's Camp for parkland and steer clear of a citywide smoking ban in private businesses.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Q&A: Ryan Thomason on the issues

Answering the San Marcos Mercury's pre-election questions, council member RYAN THOMASON touts a city council initiative he pushed to increase investment in street maintenance and sidewalk construction.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Q&A: Thomas Prentice on the issues

Answering the San Marcos Mercury's pre-election questions, mayoral candidate THOMAS PRENTICE says the city should emphatically reject a developer's proposal that would donate 20 acres of riverfront property to the city for parkland.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Q&A: Daniel Guerrero on the issues

Answering the San Marcos Mercury's pre-election questions, Mayor DANIEL GUERRERO defends new rules including a forthcoming ban on drinking alcohol at city-owned parks, saying they were the result of community consensus after years of discussion.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: A beautiful alternative to alcohol ban

By now, I hope it is clear to my friends on the San Marcos City Council that a ban on display and consumption of alcohol in city parks is bad policy and worse politics.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Council poised to consider banning public alcohol consumption in parks

Reacting to efforts by New Braunfels to tamp down on rowdy river revelers, the San Marcos City Council is poised to consider changes to park rules including a prohibition on public consumption of alcohol.

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