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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Narvaiz announces she will not seek fourth term

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz announced Wednesday that she will not seek a fourth term. Updated with comments from mayoral candidates John Thomaides and Daniel Guerrero.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Prather announces run for city council

San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, a former city council candidate, announced his candidacy for the council seat being vacated by Gaylord Bose. Prather lost the 2007 election to Bose by three votes.

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Thomaides, Narvaiz top city council fundraisers

San Marcos Mayoral candidate John Thomaides has $18,378.79 on hand as he begins his campaign for November, while Mayor Susan Narvaiz was down to $62.65 as of the July 15 campaign finance report after spending $19,757.05 during...

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Van Oudekerke announces run for San Marcos council

Rodney van Oudekerke, a retired 24-year veteran of the San Marcos Police Department, announced Thursday that he is running for the San Marcos City Council. van Oudekerke did not specify which seat he will seek.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Thomaides begins run for mayor from city square

San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides officially kicked off his mayoral campaign Wednesday evening before about 120 supporters at the Cafe on the Square.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Narvaiz gives no announcement, Porterfield seeks re-election

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said she has made a decision as to whether she will seek re-election against Councilmember John Thomaides, but she's not tipping her hand. Meanwhile, Councilmember Kim Porterfield announced late Sunday that she...

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Menchaca settles with city for six months severance

Fired San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca agreed Tuesday to accept a six-month's severance payment from the City of San Marcos, ending the possibility that he will take legal action against the city.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Thomaides announces run for San Marcos mayor

San Marcos City Councilmember John Thomaides is announcing his run for mayor in the November election. Thomaides won his third term to the city council in November 2009 with 63.4 percent of the vote in a three-way...

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).

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

City still mostly mum, Moyer to be interim CM

San Marcos city officials were still mostly quiet Friday about the city council's 4-3 vote Thursday night to fire City Manager Rick Menchaca. Said City Attorney Michael Cosentino, "There are legal consequences for discussing personnel matters publicly,...

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