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Chris Jones

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

City considers deer management options

While San Marcos city staffers seek out ways to manage the deer population within the city limits, a majority of city councilmembers oppose the expenditure of public funds to help with the job.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Council approves tight sex oriented business law

The San Marcos City Council approved an ordinance permitting sexually oriented businesses last week after a year of debate. The ordinance would allow neither topless nor bottomless dancing and would prohibit entertainers from coming within three feet...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Again, San Marcos council rejects Hopkins Street zoning change

For the second time this month, the San Marcos City Council voted against a zoning change that would have allowed high-traffic businesses into a location in the Hopkins Street Historic District Tuesday night.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Controversial Hopkins Street rezoning fails to pass council on second try

In an encore appearance before the San Marcos City Council, a controversial rezoning request in the Heritage Historical District gained one vote and lost one vote, thus failing to pass by the same 4-3 margin it garnered...

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...

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

City council approves Buie Tract changes

A standing-room crowd packed the San Marcos City Council chamber Tuesday night in opposition to proposed zoning changes to allow mixed use development on the Buie Tract. But the council voted, 4-3, to approve the changes on...

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Council rejects $40K vehicle for fire chief

The San Marcos City Council declined to purchase a $40,000 half-ton hybrid pick-up for Fire Chief Les Stephens last month after Councilmember Ryan Thomason pulled the item from the consent agenda.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

City honors public service workers

Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been a nationwide event honoring the men and women who serve the country as federal, state, county and local government employees. Recently, San Marcos officials honored their workers with proclamations.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Feria Del Mariachi Week proclaimed

Feria Del Mariachi Week was proclaimed by the city in honor of the renowned Mariachi festival and competition taking place on the weekend of April 30-May 1 on the campus of Texas State. Several free concerts will...

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

City firefighters request comp time, council agrees

San Marcos City Councilmembers approved a first reading to provide compensatory time for San Marcos Fire Department firefighters. Fire Chief Les Stephens requested the comp time, citing manpower shortages.

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