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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Guerrero spends half as much as Thomaides in 2010 mayoral victory

Daniel Guerrero, who squeaked past John Thomaides in last November's San Marcos mayoral election, claimed victory despite spending half as much as his opponent. Campaign finance reports from July 2010 to January 2011 show that Guerrero spent $24,385.56, compared with $48,478.92 spent by Thomaides.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Four candidates for neighborhoods

In this letter to the editor, Camille Phillips, former head of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), said four candidates on the November San Marcos City Council ballot stand out in their positions for neighborhoods.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Newman, Porterfield discuss city issues in interviews

San Marcos City Council incumbent Kim Porterfield and challenger David Newman each answered the same questions from San Marcos Local News concerning city issues and policies. Early voting begins Monday in the Nov. 2 election.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

P&Z approves Windemere variance for narrow road

Planning and Zoning commissioners in San Marcos are allowing the developers of Windemere Ranch property by Spring Lake to build a narrower collector road than allowed by the city's land development code. Environmentalists and nearby residents opposed...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Windemere developers cut plan to 75 dwellings

The developers of a residential project at the head waters of the San Marcos Springs reduced their proposal this week after the city refused to condemn an adjoining strip of land for a road. The owner of...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Environmentalists oppose Craddock Ave. extension

Two San Marcos environmental groups are arguing to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization that a proposed extension of Craddock Avenue would pollute Spring Lake, source of the San Marcos River.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Windemere Ranch could go to habitat — or development

The owners of Windemere Ranch property say they're going ahead with their plans for development, but Hays County could have designs on the land for its regional habitat conservation plan to protect the golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Monday, January 4th, 2010

San Marcos council again approves more density

San Marcos City Councilmembers approved another zoning change to accommodate increased density last month, granting preliminary approval to a zoning change and a land use plan for the Retreat on Willow Creek, a proposed 101.40-acre mixed-use development...

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Conflict brews over recharge development

San Marcos City Councilmembers last week voted to annex 22.5 acres of aquifer recharge zone, where developers wish to build for higher density than the city's land use plans allow.

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