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Gaylord Bose

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Candidates come and go at filing last call

The filing deadline for San Marcos city council candidacy came and went Wednesday, and so did some of the candidates. Switches, adds and drops characterized a tumultuous last call, which ended in two races each with at least three candidates, something of a rarity by the recent standard in San Marcos.

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Council looks at sources for outlet mall funding

San Marcos City Councilmembers are liking the idea of using a reserve fund to pay down debt on the City of San Marcos Conference Center as a source for funding outlet mall advertising programs. Also on the...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

August proclaimed "Stuff the Backpacks" month

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz proclaimed August "Stuff the Backpack" Month in support of Carino's Italian Restaurant's program to help schools and students get needed supplies.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Council approves more outlet funds

San Marcos City Councilmembers agreed last week to spend more than a half-million dollars on promotions for the outlet malls, while cutting off funding for the minority tourism board.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Council approves watering day option

The San Marcos City Council approved a watering day option for city residents Tuesday, though Councilmember Fred Terry didn't seem sure why he put the matter back up for consideration.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

AMI picks up second national award

The City of San Marcos was given the Utilities Telecom Council Apex Award for its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Springtown developer pulls request

Developers working to refurbish Springtown Center pulled their request Tuesday, just before the San Marcos City Council was to consider an incentive package led by a $3.9 million loan. But the developers said they will be back...

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Council turns back extra watering day

San Marcos residents will not have the option of an extra lawn watering day. The city council, by a 4-3 vote last Tuesday night, denied a measure allowing residents to seek variances for additional watering days.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Council crushes Springtown incentives

After a 90-minute executive session, the San Marcos City Council placed a resounding 7-0 vote against incentive proposals for a redevelopment of Springtown Center, including a $5 million, interest-free loan.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

City issues Summerfest proclamation

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently proclaimed July 4 as San Marcos Summerfest Day, in honor of the annual Independence Day celebration on the San Marcos River.

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