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Tom Taggart

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

City tables 25-year energy deal with LCRA

As the San Marcos City Council nears signing a 25-year extension with the Lower Colorado River Authority as the city utility company's energy provider, concerns about transparency have emerged. Neither the LCRA nor the city wants the contract to be made public.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

City growth adds costs to smart metering project

The San Marcos City Council voted to approve the payment of more than $500,000 last month for its smart metering initiative, but not before a couple councilmembers asked in detail why the payment was necessary.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

City to offer rebates for energy efficiency

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department has implemented two new programs to encourage energy efficiency.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Secrest honored by city

City of San Marcos Public Services Coordinator Jo Secrest was recognized by the city for her recent honors from the San Marcos River Foundation. The river foundation honored Secrest for coordinating hazardous waste collection in the city.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

City clears well of E. coli

San Marcos water officials have cleared a city well of E. coli. The well will be back in operation Wednesday. City officials found E. coli in the well on Feb. 26 and shut the well down.

Friday, February 26th, 2010

City finds E. coli in well

San Marcos water officials have tested one city well positive for E. coli. The well has been taken down so water quality can be restored. No E. coli has been found in the samples of city water...

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, December 2nd, 2009

River recreation limits on the table in aquifer plan

Charged by the Legislature with recommending potentially far-reaching changes to management of groundwater in Central Texas, the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program is reviewing a number of a ways to protect endangered species in the San Marcos...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

State planning could close river for rec use

The decline of Texas Wild Rice, which grows naturally only in the San Marcos River, could motivate state aquifer protection planners to pressure the city into closing parts of the river for recreational uses.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Mayor honors youth advocate, proclaims power week

Police Officer Danny Arrendondo was recognized as the Youth Advocate of the Month. Mayor Susan Narvaiz also proclaimed "Public Power Week."

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