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Rodney Cobb

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

'Green' vehicle to help maintain city green space

Visitors to San Marcos parks may soon spot a new city maintenance vehicle run by electrical power. The vehicle cost $21,000 and stands to save about $2,000 per year in fuel.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Mayor proclaims ‘Sights and Sounds of Christmas Week’

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently proclaimed Sights and Sounds of Christmas Week, honoring the volunteers who work tirelessly to insure the event continues to delight event attendees.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

‘Financial challenges’ force cover charge for San Marcos Sights & Sounds festival

For the first time in its 22-year history, people attending the Sights and Sounds of Christmas festival in San Marcos will pay a small admission fee.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

'Sights and Sounds' to charge admission

Like so many places across the country, San Marcos is facing the budget crunch as the yearly "Sights and Sounds of Christmas" approaches. The non-profit organization funding the event will charge a nominal admission fee this year...

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

City could seek redesign in rebuilding

While San Marcos officials investigate a fire that destroyed the Lions Club's inner tube supply as arson, they're also starting to think of ways they can redesign the City Park facility as they rebuild it.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Westover cleanup help

Chris North and Catherine Glessener want to thank everyone who came out to the Westover Neighborhood Association cleanup on April 5.

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Last animal law session set for Saturday

The last of three city-sponsored educational meetings about a new animal control ordinance will take place Saturday, 1 p.m., at San Marcos City Hall. The ordinance, which goes into effect on April 1, has raised controversy for...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Tree replacement changes look of square

The trees recently removed from the downtown square in San Marcos should be replaced within the next two weeks by native species.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

City replacing some downtown trees

The city of San Marcos is replacing 15 trees in the downtown area that were in poor condition. The old trees, planted several years ago, were cut down Sunday and will be replaced in about two weeks.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Political ties can’t span
12 percent difference on
city’s janitorial contract

City council toys with notion of awarding contract to politically connected resident despite lower bid from Austin company.

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