Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
LMC Campaign Celebration
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Wake the Dead Coffeehouse
City/Town: San Marcos, TX
Carrie Ann will be playing at our Campaign Celebration!
Where else but in San Marcos can ya pick up a groovy t-shirt, eat Daniel's tamales, discuss issues and take home up a special surprise! Wake the Dead at 7:30 PM - 12 midnight please stop by to say hi!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
San Marcos City Council candidates weigh in on growth
Seven candidates for two seats say tax incentives for low-paying jobs no longer an option for the city.
By Patrick George
Monday, September 21, 2009
"The Place 5 race features Lisa Marie Coppoletta, Shaune Maycock and Ryan Thomason.
Coppoletta, an academic adviser at Texas State, said she favors limiting urban sprawl and increasing the number of green jobs in the community. An opponent of incentives to Springtown and city subsidies for outlet mall advertising, Coppoletta, who lost to Place 4 Council Member Chris Jones in the 2008 election, said she'd like to build up local businesses instead."
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Downtown Association will play host to the six candidates running for the two city council positions at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Tap Room, 129 East Hopkins Street.
Downtown Association President Brian Montgomery said the candidates were invited to meet with the association because of its focus on issues involving the downtown area.
Issues of interest to downtown include revitalization, parking, late hour bar closing, police presence and an overall city commitment to a vital business and entertainment district.
The six candidates include Lisa Marie Coppoletta, Shaune C. Maycock and Ryan Thomason for Place 5 and incumbent John Thomaides, Anita Fuller and Monica Garcia for Place 6.
The Downtown Association of San Marcos is a volunteer organization comprised of people interested in promoting the appearance, safety, vitality and economic development of the downtown area.
For more information, contact Montgomery at The Wine Cellar Bistro and Boutique, 200 N. LBJ Drive, Suite 101, or call him at (512) 805-9463.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Water breeding unhealthy conditions for residents in Victory Gardens. This is just one spot where this is an issue. The last part of the audio is a little bit loud because of the wind. Daniel is burying a cat in the back ground b/c the city took to long to pick it up off the side of the road!
Friday, September 4, 2009
San Marcos City Clerk Sherry Mashburn, left, and Daley Heller of the clerk’s office draw ballot places for the Novemeber city council election. Photo by Andy Sevilla.
By ANDY SEVILLA
City Council hopeful Lisa Marie Coppoletta and incumbent John Thomaides appear to hold the favored positions on the November San Marcos city council ballot after a placement drawing conducted by City Clerk Sherry Mashburn.
Thomaides drew the top spot on the ballot for his Place 6 position, while Coppoletta drew the top spot for Place 5.
Some electoral experts suggest that the higher position on the ballot has at least a subtle psychological influence on voters, especially when they’re unfamiliar with the names in a race. However, that is unlikely to factor into this November’s election, which will include only the San Marcos council race and state constitutional amendments. Thus, a reduced turnout of voters is likely to know who they will select long before encountering a ballot.
Pieces of paper with the candidates’ names were mixed in a bowl and pulled out one-by-one by Daley Heller of the city clerk’s office. The order in which the names were pulled out of the bowl is the order in which they will appear on the ballot.
“Oh wow,” Mashburn said as she read aloud the order for Place 5. “They’re in alphabetical order.”
Coppoletta took the coveted number one position on the ballot for Place 5, followed by, in order, Shaune Maycock, John Nesselhauf, and Ryan Thomason.
Place 6 did not go in alphabetical order, with Thomaides to be followed by Anita Fuller, and Monica Garcia.
All candidates were present except Coppoletta, who missed the presentation due to illness.