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Mark Brinkley

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Pet Fest proclaimed by city

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz presented a proclamation honoring Pet Fest, an event by Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas and the San Marcos Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

City considers deer management options

While San Marcos city staffers seek out ways to manage the deer population within the city limits, a majority of city councilmembers oppose the expenditure of public funds to help with the job.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

City closes 'dog beach'

Bacterial counts of 1,600 colonies per 100 milliliters have led City of San Marcos health officials to close the so-called "dog beach" on the San Marcos River across from City Park.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Chip law proposal could range beyond city

A new pet microchipping in proposal, which would apply to all dogs and cats brought to the San Marcos animal shelter for the second time, could have impacts in Kyle and unincorporated Hays County.

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

CETI vs. City in final animal ordinance session

San Marcos city staff ran its last public information hearing on a controversial animal control ordinance Saturday, engaging plenty of friction from a group organized to oppose mandatory microchip registration of dogs and cats.

Friday, January 16th, 2009

In microchip debate, city points to family’s reunion with Smokey the cat

Following the form of just about any issue involving animals, the city of San Marcos' new animal ordinance has roiled residents who protest its reach, taking particular aim at the provision requiring all dogs and cat be...