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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Paper Trail: Rental registration and inspections

From staff reports A working group appointed by the city council and led by San Marcos police Assistant Chief Lisa Dvorak and City Marshal Ken Bell is considering a range of options for compelling landlords to assume more liability for disruptive or dangerous tenant behavior. Chief among the group’s efforts is development of a registration

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Nearly a year away, mayoral campaigns get started, quietly

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor The last city council election was not yet a month past when the next one got started with a faceoff between Mayor Susan Narvaiz and a potential council rival for the top...

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Application process for social service agency funding begins

From staff reports Local social service agencies’ annual scramble for city funds usually ends with at least one vanload of elderly residents arriving at City Hall to protest denied or reduced appropriations. The process starts with an...

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Local 'homeboys' stationed on same Navy ship

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor When James Bryant Jr. met a fellow Texan aboard a U.S. Navy ship in the Middle East, the two started talking about back home. Thousands of miles a way from San Marcos...

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Local ‘homeboys’ stationed on same Navy ship

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor When James Bryant Jr. met a fellow Texan aboard a U.S. Navy ship in the Middle East, the two started talking about back home. Thousands of miles a way from San Marcos...

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Garbage in, garbage out

By BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor Four years ago, downtown business leaders decided to look for ways to clear clusters of Dumpsters behind bars, stores and offices and cut down on the number of trash trucks barreling down...

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Public Works to pave Clyde Street

Project in the Westover neighborhood part of 8-miles of minor reconstruction budgeted this year.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Narvaiz elected CAPCOG chair

AUSTIN — San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz was elected 2008 Chair of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) this week at the annual meeting of the ten-county regional agency. “Local governments working together through an organization...

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Staples Road sidewalk construction starts

Construction started today on the Staples Road (Texas 621) sidewalk project funded by the Community Development Block Grant program. The $178,290 project is expected to take about 90 to 120 days to complete, depending on the weather....

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Council gives initial ok to modest tax break for elderly homeowners

With an exemption increase given preliminary approval, San Marcos' senior citizens will get some property tax relief.

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