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Ryan Thomason

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 staff give reasons why the agenda wasn't distributed in the usual manner.

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...

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.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Council approves tight sex oriented business law

The San Marcos City Council approved an ordinance permitting sexually oriented businesses last week after a year of debate. The ordinance would allow neither topless nor bottomless dancing and would prohibit entertainers from coming within three feet...

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Buie Tract changes turn official as opponents fume

After a long citizen comments session at Tuesday's San Marcos City Council meeting, the council declined to reconsider zoning changes to the Buie Tract, meaning those changes now have become law.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Again, San Marcos council rejects Hopkins Street zoning change

For the second time this month, the San Marcos City Council voted against a zoning change that would have allowed high-traffic businesses into a location in the Hopkins Street Historic District Tuesday night.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Controversial Hopkins Street rezoning fails to pass council on second try

In an encore appearance before the San Marcos City Council, a controversial rezoning request in the Heritage Historical District gained one vote and lost one vote, thus failing to pass by the same 4-3 margin it garnered...

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Editorial: Groundhog Day

After refusing to approve a zoning change to a property located in a Hopkins Street historic neighborhood earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council will have to revisit the question again Tuesday night. Thus, a disturbing...

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

San Marcos Area League of Women Voters honored by city

The City of San Marcos honored the San Marcos League of Women voters for their leadership and service and in celebration of the league's 90th anniversary. The San Marcos League of Women voters recently hosted the statewide...

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