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Monday, May 17th, 2010

Editorial: Groundhog Day

After refusing to approve a zoning change to a property located in a Hopkins Street historic neighborhood earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council will have to revisit the question again Tuesday night. Thus, a disturbing tendency in San Marcos city government is repeated.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Editorial: The council, the cops and their contract

At a special meeting of the San Marcos City Council Monday, that august body will consider a limited agenda that, nonetheless, includes a measure that would increase the city's annual costs by 2.5 percent. During the three-year...

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Editorial: Mixing public safety with politics

The San Marcos police and fire fighters association have the right to endorse city council candidates, but we would be happier if the police and fire fighters would stay above the political fray, so our elected representation...

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Editorial: Grifols deal a good sign for city

It would seem the agents of economic development in San Marcos have something of a split personality. Are they the magicians who pulled biomed out of their hats by bringing in Grifols? Or are they the pushovers...

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Editorial: Bobcats make San Marcos relevant in this year’s presidential election

EDITORIAL by SCOTT GREGSON Publisher It is a tribute to the students of Texas State University that Senator Obama has chosen to spend valuable time in San Marcos, Texas on campus prior to the all-important March 4th...

Friday, January 25th, 2008

EDITORIAL: Selecting a city manager a seminal decision for San Marcos

As a city, we now face the process of selecting a new city manager. The consultants, selected by our city council to help us in this process, are reaching out to engage us, as a community, to...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

EDITORIAL: When it comes to economic development, in with the old, in with the new

To embrace growth, San Marcos needs to pursue economic development strategies that work while leaving uniqueness and character intact. San Marcos must focus our limited economic development dollars and efforts on strategies that retain our existing workforce...