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Jim Nuse


Friday, February 15th, 2013

City to survey residents

San Marcos officials will conduct a community survey next week with the assistance of ETC Institute, a national research company, to gauge the level of satisfaction residents have with city services and learn their perceptions of the community.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Reyes promoted to assistant HR director

Stephanie Reyes has been promoted to assistant director of human resources for the city of San Marcos.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Parker promoted to assistant city manager

Finance director Steve Parker has been promoted to assistant city manager, San Marcos City Hall officials announced on Friday.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

‘Core 4’ meet to establish common goals

Officials representing four of the largest public entities based in San Marcos met this week to discuss mutual values and goals and to establish work groups on key issues.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Council blocks $3 million nature center

A contract to design a nature center for the city’s Purgatory Creek Natural Area was rejected on a 3-3 tie last week with opposing San Marcos City Council members saying the costly project should be postponed or...

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

San Marcos approves utility rate increases

The San Marcos City Council gave first nod to a FY 2012 budget and to water, wastewater,and drainage utility rate increases of about $3 per average residential customer.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

City lowers proposed utility rate increases

Staff recommended on Thursday that the San Marcos City Council raise water rates three percent, instead of six percent, as it originally proposed for the next two budget years. Wastewater rates would increase 2.5 percent instead of...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

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