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Rick Menchaca

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

San Marcos wins award for 'Smart Meters'

Utility Automation and Engineering T&D Magazine gave the City of San Marcos its AMI Project of the Year award.

Monday, February 9th, 2009

City to sponsor summit meetings

For the fifth straight year, the city government in San Marcos is calling a series of "citizen summit" meetings to gather input from residents to help the city council set priorities.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

San Marcos council poses with school board

San Marcos City Councilmembers took a photograph with San Marcos CISD trustees in recognition of school board recognition month in Texas.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Newest city groundbreaking to upgrade oldest city department

San Marcos Fire Rescue (SMFR), the city's oldest department, should move into a brand new central fire station in March 2010. City officials broke ground on the new facility Tuesday.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

New city planning arm emerges from staff changes, P&Z purge

It remains to be seen how the city will change the way it handles development, but the people making those calls are changing rapidly as City Manager Rick Menchaca shuffles the city staff while the Planning and...

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Political ties can’t span
12 percent difference on
city’s janitorial contract

City council toys with notion of awarding contract to politically connected resident despite lower bid from Austin company.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Jamison honored for interim management

Mayor Susan Narvaiz, new City Manager Rick Menchaca and the city council expressed their appreciation to Collette Jamison for six months of leadership as the city's interim city manager.

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Guiding San Marcos from the outside in

For the first time in going on two generations, the people of San Marcos looked outside town for a city manager, hoping a new perspective could break gridlock. They might as well have looked on another planet.

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Narvaiz introduces new San Marcos city manager

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz introduced Rick Menchaca as the new city manager at a Thursday morning press conference. Menchaca worked as Midland's city manager from January 2000 to May 2007, when the political fall-out over a...

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