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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Guerrero spends half as much as Thomaides in 2010 mayoral victory

Daniel Guerrero, who squeaked past John Thomaides in last November's San Marcos mayoral election, claimed victory despite spending half as much as his opponent. Campaign finance reports from July 2010 to January 2011 show that Guerrero spent $24,385.56, compared with $48,478.92 spent by Thomaides.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

City council discusses additional compensation

San Marcos City Councilmember Ryan Thomason said the council could draw on more talent within the city if councilmembers are better compensated. Other councilmembers say the time isn't right for a council pay increase. The council approved...

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

StoneCreek Crossing set for February foreclosure

StoneCreek Crossing, which received $6 million in financial incentives from the city in 2008, has been listed for foreclosure in the February sale at the Hays County Courthouse. The owners owe $38 million on a promissory note.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

City honors Dvorak, Zook

The city of San Marcos recently honored two retirees: Assistant Police Chief Lisa Dvorak and fire department Battalion Chief Bob Zook.

Monday, December 13th, 2010

San Marcos expects to begin railroad quiet zone project, finally, in 2011

San Marcos city officials say a railroad quiet zone project should get started in 2010. The project has been on the city's to do list since 2006, when the city set aside $700,000.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Partners officially launch Hays-Caldwell development plan

Partners for Progress, a regional economic development public-private partnership in Hays and Caldwell Counties, launched a five-year comprehensive economic development strategy this week.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

City opens Craddock Avenue extension

The City of San Marcos opened the Craddock Avenue extension last week. Mayor Susan Narvaiz and City Councilmembers were joined by city staff, consultants and area residents to pull apart the barricades and officially open the roadway.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Despite bad publicity, Guerrero surges to win on Election Day

Daniel Guerrero actually ran better after an Austin newspaper reported last week that his political advertising was misleading. Guerrero claimed 100 more votes than opponent John Thomaides in Tuesday's voting to win election as the next mayor...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Porterfield, Prather, Scott hold huge funding leads

Three city council candidates supported by outgoing San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz hold substantial fundraising advantages in Tuesday's election. Two of them, incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, hold fundraising leads of...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Council candidates tangle about building at debate

San Marcos City Council candidates expressed clear differences of opinion about development issues at last week's League of Women voters debate. Challenger David Newman and incumbent Kim Porterfield also went back and forth about Austin Community College...

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