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Griffin Spell

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Neighborhood commission postpones action on alcohol in parks

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission (SMNC) members postponed issuing a recommendation to the city council regarding alcohol use in public parks. SMNC is expected make a recommendation after the city's parks board proposes changes to park rules, which may happen on July 26.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Spell drops out of city council race

Texas State student Griffin Spell dropped out of the November race for incumbent San Marcos Councilmember Kim Porterfield's seat Wednesday, leaving that race to Porterfield and 2008 mayoral candidate David Newman.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Newman in, McCarthy out as filing ends for three city races

One 2008 San Marcos mayoral candidate, David Newman, jumped in at the last minute Tuesday to run for a city council seat against incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield. Another 2008 mayoral candidate, Daniel McCarthy, had announced a run...

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Hooper announces run for council seat

Toby Hooper, a member of the city's ethics commission, announced that he is running for the San Marcos City Council seat being vacated by Councilmember Gaylord Bose. Hooper is running against Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather.

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Narvaiz: 'I would have been successful' in race

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said she had $25,000 in pledges and could have won a fourth term, but decided to step aside and make room for new leadership. Meanwhile, city council candidate Griffin Spell, who is...

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...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Narvaiz announces she will not seek fourth term

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz announced Wednesday that she will not seek a fourth term. Updated with comments from mayoral candidates John Thomaides and Daniel Guerrero.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Spell considers council run

In this letter to the editor, Griffin Spell discusses some of his policy positions under consideration for a run at the San Marcos City Council.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Letter to the editor: ASG needs to get serious

In this letter to the editor, Texas State political science junior Griffin Spell says the university's student government has failed to address the real concerns of students.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Candidates come and go at filing last call

The filing deadline for San Marcos city council candidacy came and went Wednesday, and so did some of the candidates. Switches, adds and drops characterized a tumultuous last call, which ended in two races each with at...

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