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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

San Marcos to remember tragedy, heroics of Sept. 11

The city will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at San Marcos City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Lack of fire hydrants hampered response to Loop Street fire

The city’s engineering and capital improvements department plans to install fire hydrants on Loop Street sooner than previously planned after firefighters were forced to truck in water Wednesday evening to battle a house blaze.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Photo Gallery: San Marcos remembers Sept. 11

With a morning ceremony on Tuesday, San Marcos residents marked the 11th anniversary of the life-altering terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The local tradition includes tolling the city's historical fire bell — relocated years ago from...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Newman, Porterfield discuss city issues in interviews

San Marcos City Council incumbent Kim Porterfield and challenger David Newman each answered the same questions from San Marcos Local News concerning city issues and policies. Early voting begins Monday in the Nov. 2 election.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

City sponsors children's art contest as part of reception

The City of San Marcos is sponsoring an art contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade with the theme "My Favorite Place in San Marcos." The deadline for entering the contest is Oct. 29.

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Narvaiz, Porterfield, say lawsuit is 'pure politics'

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield said a lawsuit filed against them by a group opposing San Marcos CISD annexation into the Austin Community College district is, itself, a bid to sway the election....

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

City announces Sept. 11 ceremony

The City of San Marcos has announced a September 11 remembrance ceremony in front of San Marcos City Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The ceremony will honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept....

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Suit seeks injunction against councilmembers supporting ACC measure

Citizens Advocating Responsible Education (CARE SMCISD) has filed for an injunction against San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Councilmember Kim Porterfield, who the group is accusing of using city facilities and resources to support San Marcos CISD's...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

City to hold Paso Robles public hearings

The San Marcos City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the proposed annexation of the Paso Robles development, which is in the process of trying to secure city approval.

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Mugging sheds light on city street lamp initiative

As of last week, San Marcos city crews have replaced 87 non-functioning street lights in the last month. But none of the lights were replaced east of Interstate-35, or in the city's highest concentrations of low-income residents....

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