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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Mayor: City looking for new plan to water golf course at Paso Robles

MERCURY PRO | At a special meeting of the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Carma Texas General Manager Shaun Cranston said they would look into alternatives to reclaimed water for a golf course within the proposed Paso Robles development.

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Swallow resigns after city rejects ethics complaint

San Marcos Director of Development Services Chuck Swallow resigned Wednesday, one day after the city's ethics commission turned back his complaint that Councilmember Fred Terry sent him lewd emails and the husband of Mayor Susan Narvaiz caused...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

P&Z approves Paso Robles development agreement with TIRZ provisions

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission approved a development agreement for Carma Development to build its proposed Paso Robles project Tuesday night. The development now moves on to the San Marcos City Council,...

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

San Marcos leaders not sure where to spend housing funds

City officials are having trouble finding foreclosed homes in distressed areas to buy with grant money from the federal stimulus package.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

City looks to create neighborhood commission

San Marcos officials are investigating the possibility of creating a neighborhood commission. Critics say the plan would give less clout to specific neighborhoods than they would receive from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as ‘Texas Treasure’

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as 'Texas Treasure'

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

San Marcos officials announce downtown ‘charrette’

San Marcos officials are holding a series of public meetings next week to work on a downtown redevelopment code. The four-day "charrette" is supposed to lead to a specific downtown development code, or “SmartCode” that folds zoning,...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

San Marcos officials announce downtown 'charrette'

San Marcos officials are holding a series of public meetings next week to work on a downtown redevelopment code. The four-day "charrette" is supposed to lead to a specific downtown development code, or “SmartCode” that folds zoning,...

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

City outbids private buyer for low-income home

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to use a federal program to buy two homes for availability to low-income buyers. In one case, the city paid $4,200 more than the asking price, outbidding a private...

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