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Kim Porterfield

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Menchaca settles with city for six months severance

Fired San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca agreed Tuesday to accept a six-month's severance payment from the City of San Marcos, ending the possibility that he will take legal action against the city.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Thomaides announces run for San Marcos mayor

San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides is announcing his run for mayor in the November election. Thomaides won his third term to the city council in November 2009 with 63.4 percent of the vote in a three-way...

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos council gives first pass to neighborhood commission

San Marcos City Councilmembers passed the first reading for the creation of a neighborhood commission Tuesday night, though they heard opposition from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

City still mostly mum, Moyer to be interim CM

San Marcos city officials were still mostly quiet Friday about the city council's 4-3 vote Thursday night to fire City Manager Rick Menchaca. Said City Attorney Michael Cosentino, "There are legal consequences for discussing personnel matters publicly,...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Split council terminates City Manager Menchaca

At the end of more than two hours in executive session Thursday night, the San Marcos City Council fired City Manager Rick Menchaca by a 4-3 vote. Councilmembers gave no reasons for the firing, nor did city...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Council turns back GPS system for fire trucks

San Marcos councilmembers denied a request from the San Marcos Fire Department last week for a street light preemption system that would clear traffic signals for city fire trucks.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

ACC certifies San Marcos CISD for November vote

San Marcos CISD's annexation to the Austin Community College (ACC) district was certified this week by ACC, placing the issue on a crowded November ballot.

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).

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

City pledges $500K match for family violence shelter

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to provide $500,000 in matching funds towards a $1 million improvements project for the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. However, some councilmembers are concerned that the city is taking on too...

Friday, June 4th, 2010

City council honors SMHS tennis team

The San Marcos City Council recently honored the San Marcos High School tennis team, which won the District 17-4A spring championship.

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