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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The Weekend: Bloodthirsty plants, photographs and music

There's something very Texas about wind. We've been getting it all week. We've been getting it forever. And we know which way the wind is blowing this weekend in and around San Marcos.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive...

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Blatchley to speak at Texas State commencement

Former Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents Chair Ron Blatchley will be the keynote speaker at one of four commencement ceremonies to be held Friday and Saturday at Texas State.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Pettijohn to start on Dec. 6

Jamie Lee Pettijohn, the city secretary in Gonzales, has accepted the same position in San Marcos and will begin work on Dec. 6. Pettijohn will be responsible for official records of city council meetings, records management, board...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

San Marcos council tabs Pettijohn as clerk

Jamie Lee Pettijohn, the city secretary in Gonzales, has been tabbed by the San Marcos City Council as the new city clerk. The council expected Pettijohn to indicate if she will accept the offer on Tuesday.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Jones to detractors: ‘Please, get over yourselves’

MERCURY PRO | "Please, get over yourselves," said San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones Tuesday night to those who oppose the city's council's rush of activity before the November election that could seat four new people on the...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

City manager search runs short of time, exposure [PRO]

A week ago, the San Marcos City Council approved a city manager candidate profile and a city consultant said the vacancy would be posted on five websites targeting government professionals. As of Monday, the posting had only...

Friday, July 30th, 2010

San Marcos council seeks city manager finalist before November election

The request for proposals from San Marcos City Hall to city manager search firms specifies that the selection of a new city chief executive should take place "within 60 days." In that case, the sitting council would...

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