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Collette Jamison

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

San Marcos council still deciding on city manager

Following a public meeting with the three city manager finalists and a two-hour executive session Wednesday, the San Marcos City Council didn't make a decision as to who will be the city's next chief executive officer. The council will consider it into next week.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Marcos to raise utility rates in 2011 to meet costs

San Marcos city councilmembers have agreed during the budget process to raise rates for its water, wastewater, electric and garbage pick-up customers. Though the new water rates are yet to be decided, the city already charges among...

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos council gives first pass to neighborhood commission

San Marcos City Councilmembers passed the first reading for the creation of a neighborhood commission Tuesday night, though they heard opposition from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New banners implore “Keep San Marcos Beautiful”

If you drive along Hopkins Street or around downtown San Marcos, you will see the new banners flying in support of the city's beautification program. The message is, "Keep San Marcos Beautiful."

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New banners implore "Keep San Marcos Beautiful"

If you drive along Hopkins Street or around downtown San Marcos, you will see the new banners flying in support of the city's beautification program. The message is, "Keep San Marcos Beautiful."

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

City council approves public safety pacts

With two 5-2 votes Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council approved employment agreements with police and firefighters worth $2.7 million during the next three years. The agreements will raise average salaries for the city's 95 sworn...

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Caraway 'conflict' engages city, county

After a "possible conflict of interest" led San Marcos city officials to turn over delinquent tax collections to Hays County this week, an identical conflict came into play for the city once the county accepted the job....

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Council tables compensation issues

On the eve of an election that could define a new voting majority on the city council, San Marcos City Councilmembers voted Monday to table two contentious items regarding compensation. Councilmembers tabled an employment agreement with the...

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Trash goes solar on the square

The City of San Marcos recently placed three "BigBelly" solar powered, cordless trash compactors on and around the Courthouse Square.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

San Marcos honors public servants

The City of San Marcos honored public servants working for the military, schools and government during Public Service Recognition Week, which runs from May 4-10.

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