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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Planet K case

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear a case brought by the owners of a Planet K store on Interstate-35. Planet K owners argued that a city ordinance prohibiting the exposure of junk vehicles violated the store's First Amendment rights, as the store had dressed up the car as a planter.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

City council hires Nuse, approves Paso Robles deal

MERCURY PRO | Wrapping up two pieces of business before Mayor Susan Narvaiz leaves the dais in November, the San Marcos City Council hired Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse and approved a development agreement, annexation and...

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...

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mayoral candidates differ on development proposals

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides took opposing sides about the controversial Paso Robles and Buie Tract developments at last week's Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) debate. The mayoral candidates and the candidates for...

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Nuse letter states intention to withdraw

In a letter to the San Marcos City Council last week, Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse withdrew from consideration to become the next city manager in San Marcos. We have obtained and posted the letter. The...

Friday, October 1st, 2010

P&Z again votes to postpone decision on Blanco Vista concept plan

For the second time in September, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission voted to postpone a vote on changes to the Blanco Vista master plan, which would give developer Carma Texas more latitude for multi-family uses.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

After 'ups and downs,' Nuse moves forward

As of last Thursday, Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse didn't want to pursue the city manager vacancy in San Marcos. Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council selected Nuse as the new city manager. "There are...

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

San Marcos mayoral candidates tangle over differences

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides agree on some of the issues, but they disagree about which one said what and when concerning past city council deliberations. The two will meet again Thursday night...

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

San Marcos council tabs Nuse as new city manager

The San Marcos City Council made its decision on a new city manager Tuesday night, selecting Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse. Kay Stroman, who is running the city's executive search, was directed by the city council...

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Council to try city manager selection again Tuesday

The San Marcos City Council will meet again Tuesday night in its attempt to select a city manager. All signs remain pointed to Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse as the front runner.

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