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Friday, July 30th, 2010

San Marcos council seeks city manager finalist before November election

The request for proposals from San Marcos City Hall to city manager search firms specifies that the selection of a new city chief executive should take place "within 60 days." In that case, the sitting council would select a city manager who will work with a council that stands to be substantially changed after the Nov. 2...

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

City council picks search firm for city manager

The San Marcos City Council went into executive session to name a search firm for a new city manager Wednesday night. However, the council would not announce the name of the firm selected. Formal action on the...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Mattis seeks San Marcos city manager job

About three and half months after his resignation, former Kyle City Manager Tom Mattis is seeking the same position in San Marcos.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Thomaides begins run for mayor from city square

San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides officially kicked off his mayoral campaign Wednesday evening before about 120 supporters at the Cafe on the Square.

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.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Three Menchaca performance evaluations

As promised on Point/Counterpoint San Marcos, which aired on SMTX.tv Wednesday, San Marcos Local News has assembled three performance evaluations of former San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca for download.

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Paper Trail: Menchaca job performance evaluation (updated)

Less than a month before he was fired, City Manager Rick Menchaca underwent a job performance evaluation by city council members. The council voted 4-3 on June 24 to terminate Menchaca's contract as city manager.

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Editorial: Secret government raises unsettling questions

The San Marcos City Council owes its citizens an explanation for the firing of City Manager Rick Menchaca because, among other reasons, the trend of secrecy in city government raises too many unsettling questions.

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,...

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Menchaca says he will explore legal avenues

Ousted San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca criticized Mayor Susan Narvaiz and said he has refused to sign a severance agreement after the city council narrowly voted to fire him Thursday night. Menchaca said he will look...

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