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Monday, October 18th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Four candidates for neighborhoods

In this letter to the editor, Camille Phillips, former head of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), said four candidates on the November San Marcos City Council ballot stand out in their positions for neighborhoods.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Newman, Porterfield discuss city issues in interviews

San Marcos City Council incumbent Kim Porterfield and challenger David Newman each answered the same questions from San Marcos Local News concerning city issues and policies. Early voting begins Monday in the Nov. 2 election.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Candidate Van Oudekerke discusses city council issues

Retired San Marcos police officer Rodney Van Oudekerke and local businessman Shane Scott are running for the final two years of Councilmember John Thomaides' term in the November election. San Marcos Local News put the same questions...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Prather, Hooper, discuss San Marcos issues for coming city election

In the first of a series of interviews with candidates for local offices in the Nov. 2 election, San Marcos city council candidates Toby Hooper and Jude Prather, who are running for the seat being vacated by...

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Is a neighborhood commission really necessary?

In this letter to the editor, Texas State political science senior Griffin Spell suspects that a proposed neighborhood commission appointed by the San Marcos City Council would serve the council majority much better than it would serve...

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).

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Buie Tract development gets second council nod

A piece of the Buie Tract development that had to go through the re-zoning process for a second time received its second approval from the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, after the developers scaled down their...

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

P&Z revisits Buie zoning, again approves change

A 12.88-acre portion of the Buie Tract development proposal, sent back to the planning and zoning commission Tuesday night, won approval from that body. Opponents of the change are counting on legal action to stop it.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Buie Tract changes turn official as opponents fume

After a long citizen comments session at Tuesday's San Marcos City Council meeting, the council declined to reconsider zoning changes to the Buie Tract, meaning those changes now have become law.

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on...

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