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Rick Menchaca

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

City offices turn green

City buildings in San Marcos now get the benefit of the single stream recycling already available to residents. Due to a partnership with Green Guy Recycling, the city is also able to participate in this "green" process.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

San Marcos council passes budget, tax rate

The San Marcos City Council adopted the budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2010 at Tuesday night's meeting, settling on a $146,226,256 budget and a property tax rate of 53.02 cents per $100 of taxable value.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

County to provide night parking for city

Hays County Commissioners will allow the City of San Marcos to use the parking inlets on the Hopkins Street side of the Hays County Courthouse during night hours, despite the objections of County Judge Liz Sumter, whose...

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Menchaca unveils FY 2010 budget

San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca provided the city council with an overview of the Fiscal Year 2010 operating budget Tuesday night, unveiling a $39.7 million spending program.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Editorial: Grifols deal a good sign for city

It would seem the agents of economic development in San Marcos have something of a split personality. Are they the magicians who pulled biomed out of their hats by bringing in Grifols? Or are they the pushovers...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

City to unveil FY 2010 budget next week

San Marcos city staff will present a proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget next Tuesday, Aug. 11. The budget calls for $145.5 million in total expenditures to be supported by the present ad valorem tax rate of 53.02...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Firefighters choose San Marcos for 2011 convention

The Texas Association of Fire Fighters (TAFF) chose San Marcos as the site of its 42d biennial convention in 2011 at the City of San Marcos Conference Center/Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa.

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Editorial: Springtown, here we go again

The new incentive package for the redevelopment of Springtown Center walks and talks way too much like the old one. We recommend that the San Marcos City Council reject the new proposal Tuesday night and move on...

Monday, July 20th, 2009

State firefighters convention chose San Marcos for next convention

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters has voted to hold its 42nd biennial convention in 2011 at the city of San Marcos Conference Center and the Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa.

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.

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