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Fred Terry

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Rooftop on the Square moves forward

The San Marcos City Council recently granted Rooftop on the Square a variance from the city’s downtown alcohol permit requirements, thereby enabling the redevelopment of an empty building at 126 Guadalupe Street.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

City moves forward with bag ban analysis

A majority of the San Marcos City Council seems opened to, if not enthusiastic about, a suggested ordinance prohibiting most merchants from providing disposable plastic and paper shopping bags to customers.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Council increases budget for street, sidewalk repair

Faced with a choice between increasing funding for street and sidewalk repair or lowering the property tax rate, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday picked streets.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Bar developer to seek reprieve from San Marcos council

San Marcos' economic development board may have breathed new life into Rooftop on the Square, an upscale restaurant/bar whose backers were blindsided by changes made in April to ever-evolving rules restricting the number of bars allowed downtown.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Council blocks $3 million nature center

A contract to design a nature center for the city’s Purgatory Creek Natural Area was rejected on a 3-3 tie last week with opposing San Marcos City Council members saying the costly project should be postponed or...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council

The small business owner, who narrowly lost a race for San Marcos mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides seeks return to San Marcos City Council

John Thomaides, who fell 41 votes short of being San Marcos Mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

San Marcos council snuffs out public smoking ban

On Tuesday, four San Marcos city councilmembers shot down a proposal to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot regarding further restriction on smoking in public.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Neighborhood commission postpones action on alcohol in parks

San Marcos Neighborhood Commission (SMNC) members postponed issuing a recommendation to the city council regarding alcohol use in public parks. SMNC is expected make a recommendation after the city's parks board proposes changes to park rules, which...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

City to hold open house today on public smoking ban

The City of San Marcos invited residents and business owners to sound-off about a proposed non-binding ballot proposition to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, and possibly elsewhere. The open house was at 6 p.m. to 8...

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