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Rick Menchaca

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mayoral candidates differ on development proposals

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides took opposing sides about the controversial Paso Robles and Buie Tract developments at last week's Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) debate. The mayoral candidates and the candidates for three other council seats spoke at the forum.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

San Marcos mayoral candidates tangle over differences

San Marcos mayoral candidates Daniel Guerrero and John Thomaides agree on some of the issues, but they disagree about which one said what and when concerning past city council deliberations. The two will meet again Thursday night...

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

San Marcos council tabs Nuse as new city manager

The San Marcos City Council made its decision on a new city manager Tuesday night, selecting Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse. Kay Stroman, who is running the city's executive search, was directed by the city council...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Editorial: Hasty decisions make bad policy

We suspect that the San Marcos City Council will make two regrettable decisions this week. Tuesday, the council is likely to approve the Paso Robles development with a tax incentive, and the council will make its hasty...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Decision likely right after three city manager finalists meet public

The three city manager finalists in San Marcos will go before the public Wednesday night. Later that night, the San Marcos City Council will go into executive session, probably to make a decision. The city's timeline called...

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Mayor: City looking for new plan to water golf course at Paso Robles

MERCURY PRO | At a special meeting of the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Carma Texas General Manager Shaun Cranston said they would look into alternatives to reclaimed water for a golf...

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Editorial: Property tax break for residential development is poor policy

Among the problems that might be identified with the Paso Robles development, we're most concerned about offering property tax incentives for residential property, which can't possibly be a good deal for the city or its taxpayers. The...

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

City manager search runs short of time, exposure [PRO]

A week ago, the San Marcos City Council approved a city manager candidate profile and a city consultant said the vacancy would be posted on five websites targeting government professionals. As of Monday, the posting had only...

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Swallow resigns after city rejects ethics complaint

San Marcos Director of Development Services Chuck Swallow resigned Wednesday, one day after the city's ethics commission turned back his complaint that Councilmember Fred Terry sent him lewd emails and the husband of Mayor Susan Narvaiz caused...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

City council approves city manager profile

San Marcos city councilmembers approved a new profile for city manager candidates Tuesday night. The profile will be accessible to the public and to candidates on several websites Wednesday.

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