San Marcos City Council to discuss lease agreement with Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra

Sierra Martin | Managing Editor

SAN MARCOS – The San Marcos City Council will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. and will discuss and vote on several agenda items, including officer camera footage, appointments to the Animal Services Committee, and potential amendments to the lease agreement for a property owned by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra. 

In executive session, council will discuss potential amendments of the lease agreement with Becerra Corp. of a city-owned property located at 201 S. LBJ Street. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra took over the lease for the building in 2015 when the property was Dixie Cream Donuts.

The property was initially leased by Daniel “Dan-Dan the Donut man” Anderson, who owed lease payments to the City of San Marcos for 2013 and 2014. Becerra took over the lease and owed lease payments for 2015-2018.

In May 2018, the San Marcos City Council passed a motion to waive $11,054.78 in delinquent lease payments from 2013-2016 and accept a settlement of $2,063.21. Council also voted to reduce the property rent for 2017 for Becerra’s business.

The property has changed from Dixie Cream Donuts to Yogurt in Love and is currently Santis Tacos. 

San Marcos Councilmembers will also discuss and consider the creation of and appointments to an Animal ServicesCouncil Committee. 

Councilmembers will vote on purchasing a FARO 3D Laser Measurement System to assist the San Marcos Police Department with forensic investigations in the estimated amount of $91,690.50.

Council will discuss awarding a construction contract to Archer Western for the Surface Water Treatment Plant Improvements project in the total amount of $12,945,554.10, with the City’s portion being $5,863,444.05.

Also on the agenda is to discuss police officer camera footage, including body-worn camera and dashboard camera footage. 

The full city council agenda can be found below. The meeting will be a hybrid (in-person/virtual meeting). To view the meeting please go to or watch on Grande channel 16 or Spectrum channel 10.

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