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Rick Menchaca

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

City outbids private buyer for low-income home

The San Marcos City Council agreed last week to use a federal program to buy two homes for availability to low-income buyers. In one case, the city paid $4,200 more than the asking price, outbidding a private buyer.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Mayor discusses Springtown Mall with full city council chamber

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz discussed the Springtown Mall matter with citizens Saturday, when she said the city council is likely to consider some kind of $2.5 million city expenditure for the redevelopment of the largely vacated...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

City expands efficiency rebate programs

San Marcos officials plan to step up their water and electricity conservation efforts this year by giving more appliances and money to qualifying residents willing to swap out their less-efficient devices. In 2010, for the first time,...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Sales tax drop triggers city hiring freeze

San Marcos city officials are implementing a "selective" hiring freeze after this month's sales tax allocation from the state came in 7.65 percent lower than in January 2009. The city received an allocation of $1,442,710.61, a drop...

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...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Council tables cop contract over out clause

The city's approval of its first collectively bargained agreement with its police officers is on hold until next month. The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday night to postpone action on the...

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....

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Narvaiz touts mall aid in ‘State of City’ speech

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz spoke in favor of the city's advertising aid for the outlet malls, among other programs, and asked for more community volunteerism in her State of the City speech Thursday night at the...

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

San Marcos breaks ground on airport tower

The City of San Marcos broke ground on a new $2.2 million control tower on Wednesday at San Marcos Municipal Airport.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

City breaks ground on airport tower

San Marcos officials broke ground on a new $2.2 million control tower at the San Marcos Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon. The Central Texas wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) marked the ground breaking with a flyover...

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