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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

San Marcos municipal judge to retire this month

SUBMITTED REPORT San Marcos Municipal Judge John P. Burke will retire at the end of June, the city’s spokesperson announced just after lunch today. The full statement from the city of San Marcos: Judge Burke has served as Judge of the Municipal Court the past eight years. Previous to service as municipal judge, Burke served

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

First shot fired in San Marcos mayoral election

More than two months before candidates can file for a place on the ballot, nursing home business manager Jonathan Sorenson said today he will run for mayor on a “smart growth” platform.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

SMPD chief Howard Williams to retire Aug. 1

Police Chief Howard E. Williams will retire at the end of July after 36 years in law enforcement and 11 years at the helm of the San Marcos Police Department.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Faces: Former First Baptist pastor honored by city council

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims March 4 as “Pastor Mark Newton Day” in San Marcos. Newton, a Baylor University graduate and long-time senior pastor at First Baptist Church of San Marcos, left San Marcos earlier this year to...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Week-long series celebrates Civil Rights champions

A succession of special events celebrating the legacies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is underway in San Marcos.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

‘Citizen extraordinaire’ Pat Murdock honored for tireless volunteerism

Pat Murdock — dubbed San Marcos’ “citizen extraordinaire” — is honored by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and friends from the many civic organizations to which she contributes as a volunteer and mentor.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Update: Earp says he’s not the lone city manager finalist

Kyle Assistant City Manager James Earp informed his city council this morning that he is not the San Marcos City Council’s top pick for city manager.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

President invited to dedication of MLK, LBJ sculpture

WITH SLIDESHOW | President Obama and members of the King and Johnson families are among special guests on the invitation list for the unveiling in January of a sculpture honoring civil rights pioneers President Lyndon B. Johnson...

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Council proclamation heralds Sights & Sounds 2013

The San Marcos City Council officially designated Dec. 4-7 as “Sights & Sounds of Christmas Weekend.”

Monday, November 18th, 2013

San Marcos settles on city manager finalists

The San Marcos City Council has settled on finalists for its new city manager but members do not plan to release their names for another week. Nor will council members say how many finalists are on the...

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