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Ryan Thomason

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

San Marcos council snuffs out public smoking ban

On Tuesday, four San Marcos city councilmembers shot down a proposal to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot regarding further restriction on smoking in public.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

City council discusses additional compensation

San Marcos City Councilmember Ryan Thomason said the council could draw on more talent within the city if councilmembers are better compensated. Other councilmembers say the time isn't right for a council pay increase. The council approved...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

City honors Goodwin

San Marcos city councilmembers recently honored Shelley Goodwin, who served as interim city clerk from August to December while the city underwent a personnel transition.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

City council tries to pass building height ordinance

The San Marcos City Council couldn't pass an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would immediately restrict building heights downtown to 45 feet or four stories. When a temporary ordinance calling for those limits expired in 2008, no...

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...

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Guerrero holds campaign kickoff, rips opponent

Before about 200 supporters at his official campaign kickoff Monday night, San Marcos mayoral candidate Daniel Guerrero said his opponent, Councilmember John Thomaides, has misrepresented his own positions on several issues.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Thomaides, Narvaiz top city council fundraisers

San Marcos Mayoral candidate John Thomaides has $18,378.79 on hand as he begins his campaign for November, while Mayor Susan Narvaiz was down to $62.65 as of the July 15 campaign finance report after spending $19,757.05 during...

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.

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,...

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