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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

San Marcos mayoral candidates tangle over differences

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides agree on some of the issues, but they disagree about which one said what and when concerning past city council deliberations. The two will meet again Thursday night at the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) forum.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Jones to detractors: ‘Please, get over yourselves’

MERCURY PRO | "Please, get over yourselves," said San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones Tuesday night to those who oppose the city's council's rush of activity before the November election that could seat four new people on the...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Updated: Ethics Commission did not comment on anti-ACC lawsuit’s merit, official says

A group that opposes San Marcos CISD's annexation into the Austin Community College District has asked a state district judge to prohibit Mayor Susan Narvaiz and council member Kim Porterfield from using city of San Marcos resources...

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Council approves brand concept on first sight

Seeing a new branding concept for the first time, San Marcos City Councilmembers gave unanimous approval to the concept Tuesday night. The council agreed to leave open the possibility of public comment before officially implementing the concept...

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Suit seeks injunction against councilmembers supporting ACC measure

Citizens Advocating Responsible Education (CARE SMCISD) has filed for an injunction against San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield, who the group is accusing of using city facilities and resources to support San Marcos CISD's...

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.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

McCarthy now uncertain about November mayoral run

Texas State student Daniel McCarthy, who has announced a run for mayor, now says he is uncertain that he will file for the office. McCarthy, arrested Monday before a speech by President Obama at the University of...

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Council selects local Stroman Group for 60-day city manager search

San Marcos City Councilmembers voted, 5-2, in favor of a contract for the Stroman Group of San Marcos to conduct a 60-day executive search to seat a new city manager by Oct. 1, a month before an...

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