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Stories by Brad Rollins--San Marcos Mercury

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Brad Rollins--San Marcos Mercury

Thomaides edges out Becerra in San Marcos mayor nail-biter

Additional reporting by Darcy SpragueLongtime City Council Member John Thomaides squeaked out a narrow victory over challenger Ruben Becerra in an embittered runoff election for San Marcos mayor.With 19 of 19 precincts counted, Thomaides won 1,727 votes (50.62 percent) to…

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Brad Rollins--San Marcos Mercury

Best Buy to locate internet sales hub in San Marcos

A new Best Buy internet retail sales operation center will start with 25 employees and add more in coming years under an economic development incentive agreement approved today by San Marcos and Hays County officials.It will be the only facility…

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Brad Rollins--San Marcos Mercury

Ruben Becerra, downtown business owner, enters San Marcos mayoral race

Businessman Ruben Becerra filed paperwork today to enter the race for San Marcos mayor, setting up a spirited contest at the top of the Nov. 8 municipal election ballot.Becerra said he is a political moderate who is well-positioned to build…

Friday, July 15, 2016 by Brad Rollins--San Marcos Mercury

Thomaides to run for San Marcos mayor as Guerrero declines re-election bid

Veteran San Marcos City Council Member John Thomaides announced a second bid for San Marcos mayor this week, a day after incumbent Daniel Guerrero said he would not seek a fourth term.Thomaides, a small-business owner first elected to San Marcos…

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