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Ryan Thomason

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Marshall Shredding honored by city

The annual "Shred Day," which allows San Marcos residents to safely dispose of outdated personal papers, was aided by the provision of free shredding equipment from Marshall Shredding of San Antonio. San Marcos officials honored Marshall's contribution to the day.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Life-saving heroes honored by city

San Marcos firefighter Bill Young, South Hays County firefighter Michael Burkhart and Sergeant Sam Stock and Deputy Amy Stacy from the Hays County Sheriff's Office were honored by the city as the life-saving heroes who saved a...

Monday, April 26th, 2010

April 22 proclaimed 'Bicycle to School Day'

Recognizing the benefits of increasing the use of bicycles, San Marcos city officials proclaimed April 22, "Bicycle to School Day." The day coincides with Earth Day, which encourages similar goals for the benefit of the planet.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

April 22 proclaimed ‘Bicycle to School Day’

Recognizing the benefits of increasing the use of bicycles, San Marcos city officials proclaimed April 22, "Bicycle to School Day." The day coincides with Earth Day, which encourages similar goals for the benefit of the planet.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Feria Del Mariachi Week proclaimed

Feria Del Mariachi Week was proclaimed by the city in honor of the renowned Mariachi festival and competition taking place on the weekend of April 30-May 1 on the campus of Texas State. Several free concerts will...

Friday, March 12th, 2010

City growth adds costs to smart metering project

The San Marcos City Council voted to approve the payment of more than $500,000 last month for its smart metering initiative, but not before a couple councilmembers asked in detail why the payment was necessary.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

City outbids private buyer for low-income home

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to use a federal program to buy two homes for availability to low-income buyers. In one case, the city paid $4,200 more than the asking price, outbidding a private...

Monday, March 8th, 2010

West Point nominee honored

San Marcos High School student Aidan Dietz was recently honored for his nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dietz, a senior at SMHS, was nominated by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Thomason questions house purchase for homebuyer program

Treading ground they must be finding familiar lately, the San Marcos City Council at its regular meeting last week delved into a big-picture discussion on the role of municipal government when talk turned to a homebuyers assistance...

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Second crack yields $610K apartment incentive

San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones decided to vote Tuesday after his February abstention deadlocked a $610,000 incentive package for an apartment complex on the edge of downtown. Jones voted for the incentives, which passed by a 4-3...

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