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Ryan Thomason

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Chargers honored by city council

The San Marcos Chargers were recently honored by the the San Marcos City Council for their winning seasons of soccer. The Chargers are a girls 12-and-under team that finished third in Texas in 2008 and 2009, competing out of the San Marcos Area Youth Soccer Organization.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Council to take second look at $610K apartment grant

The San Marcos City Council will reconsider a $610,000 property tax rebate for a developer who wants to place a multi-family residential complex on the west side of downtown. The council deadlocked, 3-3, on the issue last...

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

February proclaimed Texas Round-Up Month

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and the city council proclaimed February Texas Round-Up month, promoting the statewide GetFitTexas and FitKids programs.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

George Washington receives city honor

We cannot tell a lie. One of the founding fathers, first president of the U. S. George Washington, was recently commemorated by the City of San Marcos in honor of his birthday on Feb. 22. Accepting the...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

City expands efficiency rebate programs

San Marcos officials plan to step up their water and electricity conservation efforts this year by giving more appliances and money to qualifying residents willing to swap out their less-efficient devices. In 2010, for the first time,...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Council again extends SOB moratorium

The San Marcos city council unanimously extended a prohibition against sexually oriented businesses (SOB) this week while the city staff and council struggle to decide how such businesses should be zoned. The extension, passed on emergency, keeps...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

San Marcos turns out to honor fallen Peña

Emotions were strong in San Marcos Tuesday as the body of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña made its way through the streets of the city after landing earlier in the day at Randolph Air Force...

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Van Heuverswyn honored by city

San Marcos city employee Shirley Van Heuverswyn was presented with a proclamation from the mayor, honoring her service to the city for the past decade.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Mayor proclaims CASA month

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently proclaimed March as "CASA Month" in the city. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a volunteer organization advocating for abused and neglected chilldren who have become a part of the court...

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

New fire station could break furniture budget

On the heels of a downward sales tax intake for the seventh straight month, the San Marcos City Council approved more than $50,000 in expenditures to furnish the new San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) station, and SMFD...

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