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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Lower mixed drink taxes not likely to lower bar tab

Starting next year, you'll be paying more in taxes for the margarita you order to wash down those enchiladas at your favorite taqueria while the restaurant saves a bundle on liquor taxes under a new law the Legislature approved this year.

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.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

San Marcos commission approves permits for two new bars

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission granted permits for two new bars on Tuesday: A Bobcat-themed bar near Texas State University and a higher-end lounge on the far south end of town.

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