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Friday, September 10th, 2010

Narvaiz, Porterfield, say lawsuit is 'pure politics'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield said a lawsuit filed against them by a group opposing San Marcos CISD annexation into the Austin Community College district is, itself, a bid to sway the election. Opponents of the annexation say Narvaiz and Porterfield have used city resources to promote the measure.

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...

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Police, fire fighters step up political presence

Amid their meet and confer negotiations to forge collectively bargained agreements with the city, San Marcos police and fire fighters have increasingly promoted their interests during this election season.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Mayoral victory costly in San Marcos

From the last two contested mayoral elections and accounts from larger university cities in Texas, it appears that the cost of winning a mayor's race in San Marcos is on the pricey side.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Former mayors talk campaign spending

The four living former mayors of San Marcos gave a variety of opinions on the campaign spending of current San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz (center), who reported $100,000 in expenditures for her 2008 campaign.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

State orders fine in ‘Kyle Klips’ case

The Texas Ethics Commission has ruled on a controversial campaign publication in the 2006 Kyle elections, ordering the publisher to pay a $100 fine.