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Friday, August 5th, 2011

Proposed San Marcos budget wouldn’t raise taxes

San Marcos city council members are gearing up to approve the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget, which is proposed to be slightly larger than this year's and calls for the same property tax rate. City staff propose a budget of $149.5 million, an increase of .59 percent, or $883,075, from the current fiscal year.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Nuse: Census count won’t affect San Marcos’ territorial claim, police authority

Despite the shock of learning it is home to about 20.6 percent fewer people than everyone thought, San Marcos appears unlikely to suffer major consequences for apparently falling below the 50,000 threshold, particularly loss of its claim...

Friday, January 28th, 2011

San Marcos council slates ‘packet meeting’ Monday

The San Marcos City Council will preview the agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting at an advance “packet meeting” at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31. The session will be posted and is open to the public.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Jim Nuse, balladeer

After joining revelers for a plunge in the San Marcos River on Jan. 1, new City Manager Jim Nuse, a singer-songwriter, played "Rock to the River," a ballad he wrote about his move here from the top...

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Council names Pettijohn as city clerk

Jamie Lee Pettijohn, city secretary for Gonzales, will join the city of San Marcos as City Clerk on Dec. 6, the same day incoming City Manager Jim Nuse will be begin his duties.

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.

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...

Friday, October 8th, 2010

San Marcos council hires Nuse as city manager

The San Marcos city council this week unanimously approved an employment agreement with Jim Nuse to become the next city manager of San Marcos.

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