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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Former Leander city manager named San Marcos planning director

Shannon Mattingly has also served as the city of New Braunfel’s director of planning and community development and the Central Texas Council of Governments’ director of planning and regional services.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

City council approves city manager profile

San Marcos city councilmembers approved a new profile for city manager candidates Tuesday night. The profile will be accessible to the public and to candidates on several websites Wednesday.

Monday, July 5th, 2010

County, city receive citation for joint parks

Hays County and the City of San Marcos have received recognition from the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Municipal League for their cooperation in developing five jointly funded parks.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Texas Supreme Court declines to hear case against US Foodservice

The Texas Supreme Court announced last week that it would refuse to hear a request filed by opponents of a US Foodservice distribution facility east of Buda, clearing the way for construction of the facility.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Lewis joins city development team

Matthew B. Lewis, a graduate of Texas State and San Marcos High School, has joined the city's development staff as assistant director of development services.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Jones selected as 'Elected Public Official of the Year' by ASPA

San Marcos Place 4 City Councilmember Chris Jones was selected as "Elected Public Official of the Year," by the Centex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Life in the fast Lane

Buda Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Lane finds himself in a critical situation as the city decides how to fill its city manager office while he runs for mayor.