1. News & Announcements

  1. Winter Storm By The Numbers

    Stronger Together: City Staff, Partners Help Community Through Unprecedented Cold

    As people in San Marcos and all across the state faced challenges related to the historic winter weather event last month, the City, its staff and its partners... Read on...
  2. NF City Facilities Reopen

    City Reopens Facilities to the Public, Masks Required

    The City reopened all public facilities including park pavilions and picnic areas Wednesday, Mar. 3, following closure to help stop the spread of COVID-19.... Read on...
  3. NF MANUAL METER READING

    City Completing Manual Utility Readings for Customer Assurance

    SMEU is completing manual meter readings at all customer addresses not automatically reporting into the billing software system to ensure exact usage numbers.... Read on...
  4. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

    Police Investigate Weekend Deadly Conduct Incidents

    The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public to assist with providing information related to four deadly conduct incidents that occurred ... Read on...
  5. March City Hall Calendar

    March City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  6. Chief&#39s Advisory Panel on March 3

    Chief’s Advisory Panel to Meet on March 3

    The San Marcos Police Department Chief’s Advisory Panel will host a virtual public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3... Read on...
  7. ACTIVITY CENTER REOPENING

    City to Reopen Activity Center on March 1 with COVID Protocols

    The City of San Marcos will reopen areas of the Activity Center to the public on Monday, March 1 using the same modified schedule as was used in late 2020.... Read on...
  8. NF BOIL REPORT TO FEMA

    San Marcos Residents Urged to Report Winter Storm Damages to FEMA

    From busted water pipes to roof repairs, the City of San Marcos asks its residents and businesses to report all damages to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.... Read on...
  9. VISION SMTX VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

    Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan Kicks Off with Virtual Community Workshop

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a virtual community workshop to kick off the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, Feb. 25. Read on...
  10. BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED

    Boil Water Advisory Lifted & Plumbing Permit Fees Waived

    Effective today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, the City of San Marcos has lifted the boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers as testing ... Read on...
  11. HELP US CONSERVE WATER

    City Urges Water Conservation Through the Weekend

    The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation for all City of San Marcos water customers throughout the weekend to help stabilize the water pressure ... Read on...
  12. WASTEWATER SPILL

    Lift Station Generator Failure Causes Wastewater Spill

    A generator failure at the City’s Main Wastewater Lift Station caused untreated wastewater to discharge into the San Marcos River the morning of Thursday, Feb. 18. Read on...
  13. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

    City Issues Boil Water Advisory & Urges Residents to Conserve Energy

    Effective today, February 17, 2021, the City of San Marcos is issuing a boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers due to water pressure ... Read on...
  14. Generic News Flash graphic

    Mayor Signs Disaster Declaration & Public Urged to Avoid Travel

    With additional wintry precipitation expected later today and throughout the weekend Mayor Jane Hughson signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster today... Read on...
  15. TRAFFIC ALERT

    SMPD Urges Drivers to Avoid Travel & Slow Down on Roads

    The San Marcos Police Department is urging drivers to slow down and to avoid traveling as ice is present on bridges and roadways throughout San Marcos including I-35.... Read on...
  16. Extended Closure through March 1

    City Offices Closed for President’s Day Holiday

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed.. Read on...
  17. Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the 36th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up happening in March.... Read on...
  18. Deadly Crash Investigation

    I-35 Crash Results in Double Fatality on Sunday

    On Sunday, Feb. 7, the San Marcos Police Department, Fire Department and Hays County EMS were called to a crash on southbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 208.... Read on...
  19. Wonder World Construction Update with Map

    Major Work Completed on Wonder World Drive & Hunter Road Improvements

    This week, City contracted crews completed major construction work on intersection improvements and removed barricades at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road.... Read on...
  20. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    SMPD Searches for Teenage Shooting Suspect

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, the San Marcos Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred at the Whispering Oaks community, formerly Siesta Mobile Home Park... Read on...
  21. City of San Marcos Events for the month of February

    City Hosts Virtual & Socially Distanced February Events

    City facilities will remain closed to the public through the end of February but the City will offer the following virtual, drive thru, and socially distanced events... Read on...
  22. February City Hall Calendar

    February City Hall Calendar

    The meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  23. Extended Closure through March 1

    City Facilities Remain Closed to Public Until March 1

    As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within San Marcos and Hays County continue to be on the rise, City facilities will remain closed to the public... Read on...
  24. SMPD Arrests suspect for armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop

    SMPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

    The San Marcos Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop, 1214 IH 35 South, that occurred December 11, 2020. The suspect has been… Read on...
  25. Murder suspect Melvin George Nicholas Jr arrested

    Suspect Arrested for Murder at San Marcos Hotel

    At approximately 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, San Marcos Police were called to the Econo Lodge Hotel, 811 S. Guadalupe Street, and upon arrival located a deceased male inside... Read on...
  26. Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) received a shipment of 1,950 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. It also launched an online... Read on...
  27. Generic News Flash graphic

    City Earns GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

    For the 41st time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of San Marcos the Certificate of Achievement... Read on...
  28. New signs coming to Downtown San Marcos

    Downtown San Marcos Street Signs Get Makeover

    Starting the week of January 25, 2021, the City of San Marcos will begin installing new street signs in the downtown area.... Read on...
  29. Intersection Improvements Begin Nov. 30

    Construction Update: Phase 4 Begins on Wonder Drive and Hunter Road Improvements

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, construction work begins on Phase 4 of the intersection safety and improvement project at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road... Read on...
  30. City Hall Closure MLK Jan 18

    City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    City of San Marcos Offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday... Read on...
  31. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    SMPD Receives Safe Policing for Communities Certification

    On Monday, January 6, 2021, the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation certified the San Marcos Police Department’s compliance with President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order No. 13929... Read on...
  32. Cape Road Closed Jan. 11 through Jan. 15

    Cape Road Closure Beginning Jan. 11

    Media Notice: As part of the Blanco Gardens Subdivision Drainage project, Cape Road will be closed Jan. 11 through Jan. 15... Read on...
  33. Marie Kalka Photo

    Kalka Hired as City’s New Finance Director

    City of San Marcos is announcing the hire of Marie Kalka as the City’s next director of finance. Kalka will begin her career in San Marcos on January 19, and was chosen from a nationwide candidate pool of 53 applicants. Read on...
  34. Facility Closure

    City Facilities Remain Closed to Public Until Feb. 1

    Due to continued rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within San Marcos and Hays County, City facilities will remain closed to the public through the end of January 2021... Read on...
  35. Water Restrictions End on January 10

    San Marcos Ends Water Restrictions on January 10

    The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, Jan. 10 and will return to year-round water conservation rules... Read on...
  36. Rental Property Registration

    Rental Property Registration Mandatory as of January 1

    The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department is reminding owners of rental property located within the City limits that as of January 1, 2021, they are required to register their properties on an annual basis... Read on...
  37. Mug shot of Richard Allen Davis

    SMPD Makes Christmas Eve Aggravated Assault Arrest

    On Thursday, Dec. 24, San Marcos Police arrested Richard Allen Davis (DOB 9/02/1969) of San Marcos for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon following a stabbing incident... Read on...
  38. Diane Insley and Linda Coker

    Heritage Association Donates $5,000 to Public Library

    The City of San Marcos Public Library recently received a $5,000 donation from the Heritage Association of San Marcos to benefit the San Marcos and Hays County Local History Archives in the new library addition... Read on...
  39. January City Hall Calendar

    January City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  40. City Facilities Closed until January 12

    City to Close Facilities to Public Dec. 28 to Jan. 12

    The City of San Marcos is closing all public facilities for the two weeks following the Christmas holiday, from Monday, Dec. 28 to Tuesday, Jan. 12, to help ensure that COVID-19 case counts remain low... Read on...
  41. City Hall Offices Closed for Holidays

    City Offices Closed for Christmas

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, Public Library, and Utility Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday... Read on...
  42. White Chevy crashed into railing

    Weekend Auto Fatality is 15th for San Marcos in 2020

    On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., units from the San Marcos Police Department, the San Marcos Fire Department, and Hays County EMS were dispatched to a major traffic collision... Read on...
  43. Spirits Robbery Offender

    SMPD Requests Assistance in Spirit Pit Stop Robbery

    On Friday evening, Dec. 11, San Marcos Police responded to the report of an Aggravated Robbery at Spirit Pit Stop, 1214 IH 35 South, and is asking the public for assistance in solving this crime... Read on...
  44. Mugshots of 5 Arrests

    Two Weekend Incidents Lead to Multiple Arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department responded to two separate incidents that led to several felony arrests over the weekend... Read on...
  45. Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

    Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

    CARTS Interurban and Local San Marcos "The Bus" transit service will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, Dec. 14. The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban is Friday, Dec. 11... Read on...
  46. Jason Jordan Trevino Arrested on Thursday Dec. 10

    Aggravated Assault Offender Arrested on Thursday

    On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10, San Marcos Police arrested Jason Jordan Trevino (DOB 6/28/2000) of San Marcos for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest, and Tampering with Evidence... Read on...
  47. Chief&#39s Advisory Panel on Dec. 21

    Chief’s Advisory Panel Public Meeting on Dec. 21

    NOTE: The meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 21 and will be available for remote viewing through Zoom with the link available on the SMPD Facebook page and the Chief’s Advisory Panel web page the day of the meeting... Read on...
  48. COVID-19 Testing Announces Holiday Closures

    Curative Mobile Testing Announces Holiday Closures

    Free COVID-19 testing continues to be available throughout Hays County at Curative mobile sites in San Marcos, Wimberley, Buda, Dripping Springs, and Kyle... Read on...
  49. Mayor and Place 5 Election Results

    Hughson and Gleason Victorious in Runoff Election

    In unofficial election results released by the Hays County Elections Office at 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Jane Hughson has been re-elected Mayor and Mark Gleason has been elected to San Marcos City Council Place 5... Read on...
  50. Jacob Anthony Fuentes Mugshot

    SMPD Arrests Driver of Stolen Vehicle on Monday

    Early Monday morning, Dec. 7, San Marcos Police Department officers arrested Jacob Anthony Fuentes (DOB 5/31/1998) of San Marcos for driving a stolen vehicle and for several other charges stemming from the incident... Read on...
  51. texting

    San Marcos Residents Can Text Emergency Info to 9-1-1

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  52. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how... Read on...