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Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mobile veterans center offers free services at Hays County Courthourse

The Hays County Veteran Services Office and the Northwest San Antonio Vet Center sponsored a mobile outreach center on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse. The mobile vet center, a specialized van, is designed to bring information and services to veterans and their families in areas outside of major cities.

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...

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Terry Nichols to announce San Marcos city council run

Retired San Marcos police Cmdr. Terry Nichols says he will run for the San Marcos City Council Place 3 seat being vacated by Fred A. Terry in November‘s municipal election.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

War hero honored with key to the city

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, left, recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan in 2007, was recently honored with the key to the city by San Marcos council members Jude Prather and Chris...

Monday, February 7th, 2011

City council discusses additional compensation

San Marcos City Councilmember Ryan Thomason said the council could draw on more talent within the city if councilmembers are better compensated. Other councilmembers say the time isn't right for a council pay increase. The council approved...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Iraq vet walks country, arrives in San Marcos

An Iraq War veteran hiking 7,800 miles around the country to raise money for military families is in San Marcos this week. Troy Yocum spoke to the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday. He will be in town...

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Two on council want policy to scratch KBR

San Marcos City Councilmembers Jude Prather and Chris Jones want to adjust the city's ethics policy for awarding contracts so that it would apply to KBR and others. The city passed an ethics policy in September disqualifying...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

City council tries to pass building height ordinance

The San Marcos City Council couldn't pass an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would immediately restrict building heights downtown to 45 feet or four stories. When a temporary ordinance calling for those limits expired in 2008, no...

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

San Marcos installs new mayor, council members

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and three City Council Members took their oaths of office Monday, November 15 following the canvass of the Nov. 2 general and special election returns.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Commentary: Reaction from Hooper, van Oudekerke

Toby Hooper and Rodney van Oudekerke, two of the candidates defeated in Tuesday's San Marcos city council election, offer thoughts to their supporters in the wake of that result.

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