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Monday, January 7th, 2008

COMMISSIONER FORD’S BLOG: Reflections on Year One

By KAREN FORD At the end of my first year in public office, it’s time to look back at what has passed, celebrate successes, reflect on lessons learned, and set goals for the year ahead. It has been my great pleasure to serve as your commissioner on this savvy, hardworking Hays County Commissioners’ Court. Each

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

JOHN THOMAIDES' BLOG: Rental permit system can work

(Note: Since this article first ran several months ago, the City Council appointed a group of 7 citizens to review the details of a rental permit system and to produce a plan for Council consideration. They have...

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

MAYOR NARVAIZ’S COLUMN: A new year in San Marcos

By SUSAN NARVAIZ Many thanks to the San Marcos River Foundation and those that made the annual “plunge” a success. I met participants from several cities around San Marcos who joined in the fun this year and...

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

GUEST COLUMN: Go tell it on the mountain

BY CHRIS JONES I love living in the City of San Marcos and I am telling it on the mountain. I am truly excited to speak on the wonderful things going on in San Marcos, and happy...

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

GUEST COLUMN: Parks mean 'green' in more than one way

BY JOHN THOMAIDES As a proponent of parks, green space and bike/pedestrian facilities I was surprised and pleased to hear a leading economist praise them for their contribution to economic development. This past week I attended the...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

GUEST COLUMN: October is Texas Archaeology Awareness Month. Is City Hall aware?

Everything is set for the start of construction on the three-mile Wonder World Drive extension. Except for answers to questions about the extent of an Archaic Era archaeological site that lies in the congestion relief route's path.

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