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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 police personnel by $19,400 at the end of three years, while 52 firefighters would be increased an average of $20,000...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Armed Forces center going up in San Marcos

Houston-based construction firm Satterfield & Pontikes has begun building a United States military complex on 19 acres on the south side of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos, less than a mile from Interstate-35. The San Marcos...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Councilmembers approve compensation

The offices of San Marcos city councilmember and mayor are now paid positions after a Tuesday night vote of the city council. The council voted, 5-2, on second reading to add a new ordinance setting mayor's pay...

Friday, November 13th, 2009

City proclaims and honors many

The San Marcos High School tennis champions are honored, COPD Awareness week proclaimed, a generous donation is recognized and a Youth Advocate of the month is honored.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Mayor honors transportation officials, heroic women

The mayor honored both San Marcos CISD transportation officials and bus driver Diana Sanchez, as well as the quick thinking and compassion of citizen Daisy Chavez

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Mayor recognizes Hays-Caldwell Council Red Ribbon program

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recognized the efforts of the Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to promote Red Ribbon week, an event that teaches kids to avoid drug use.

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....

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Veterans to be honored with parade and more

The traditional biscuits and gravy breakfast, a large parade and a poster contest winners at the LBJ Museum are just a few of the way veterans will be honored in San Marcos for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Mayor proclaims 'Greater Bethel Baptist Church Day'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently proclaimed Nov. 8, as "Greater Bethel Baptist Church Day," recognizing the 126 years of spiritual leadership of the church.

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...

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