1. News & Announcements

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    Hopkins St. Railroad Crossing Closed Saturday, Sunday

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close East Hopkins St. between the intersections of Charles Austin Drive and Thorpe Lane on Saturday, April 27... Read on...
  2. City Seal

    City Shred Day Slated April 27 at City Hall

    The San Marcos City Clerk’s office will sponsor a free Shred Day for San Marcos and Hays County residents from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, April 27 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins. Read on...
  3. San Marcos Police

    San Marcos Police Respond to Two Traffic Incidents

    Police are searching for John Albert Barron (07/18/1988) who according to officer reports led them on a high-speed chase from San Marcos to San Antonio... Read on...
  4. Mia and Biffer

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    A sunny windowsill or a warm lap is all Mia needs to be happy! She is a seven-year-old girl who loves a quiet room and gentle pets. Slide her a treat and you’ll... Read on...
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    San Marcos Municipal Court Closed Friday

    The San Marcos Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 19, for Good Friday, and will reopen at its regular time on Monday, April 23. All other city offices and facilities will operate as usual. Read on...
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    Robotic Cameras Being Used to Inspect Wastewater Lines

    San Marcos wastewater crews will be inspecting downtown wastewater line conditions with robotic cameras. The inspection process began April 5 and... Read on...
  7. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    Senior News

    The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their free walking program for the 50+ community. Our goal is to get people up and exercising in a fun, healthy and interesting way and to create a social... Read on...
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    Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival Scheduled for April 18

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to participate the family-friendly Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival on Thursday... Read on...
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    City to Host 'The Business-minded Artist' Workshop May 2

    Ryan Runcie will share his experience and business advice for fellow artists at a workshop May 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 2... Read on...
  10. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Upcoming Library Events

    Is there something you have always wanted to do but are too afraid to try? Come learn how decades of research about the brain and learning can help adopt a growth mindset and unleash... Read on...
  11. Five-Year Street Maintenance Plan

    Crews Scheduled to Resurface Neighborhood Streets

    The City of San Marcos will have construction crews in area neighborhoods starting Monday, April 15 to resurface city streets. The slurry seal contractor, Viking... Read on...
  12. Candice and Marigold

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Candice. Candice is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who has already had a litter of kittens! Read on...
  13. LCRA team standing in front of Hays County Courthouse

    Downtown San Marcos Receives Makeover Thanks to LCRA

    As part of their 5th annual Steps Forward Day, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) helped to beautify Downtown San Marcos... Read on...
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    Posey Road Bridge Reconfiguration Begins Friday

    Starting Friday, the Posey Road Bridge will be closed to traffic as construction crews work to reconstruct and reconfigure the I-35 at Posey Road interchange for... Read on...
  15. An-Drew Jones Booking Photo

    Murder Warrant Issued for Shooter at Uptown Square Apartments

    San Marcos Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for murder for An-drew Stephen Jones (03/27/1996) of San Marcos... Read on...
  16. Keyshaun Maurice Brown

    Police: Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Partygoer

    On April 3, 2019 at approximately 5:05 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) arrested and charged Keyshaun Maurice Brown (4/04/2000) with... Read on...
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    Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Wednesday For Rail Work

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 am to 6 pm... Read on...
  18. Lettuce and Coco

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Lettuce is a beautiful two-year-old tortoiseshell girl! She came into our shelter unsocial and was posted as a “barn cat,” but has since warmed up and now... Read on...
  19. Purple and yellow flowers

    Discovery Center Holds First Sustainability Fair with Spring Plant Sale

    The San Marcos Discovery Center will hold the first Sustainability Fair in partnership with the biannual Native Plant Sale on... Read on...
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    san Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Reaching Outside City Limits for Feedback

    The San Marcos Regional Animals Shelter (SMRAS) will host its second public meeting in Kyle on Wednesday, April 3 in regards to the shelter’s... Read on...
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    Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs

    Residents can now register for the annual Summer Fun and Discovery Camp programs. Registration for children can be done in person at the Grant Harris Jr... Read on...
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    Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

    The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is now accepting nominations for the Rogers Family Tourism Awards. There are two awards open... Read on...
  23. Theodore and Mr. Jones

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Four-year-old Theodore is a ball of love! This boy wants nothing more than your attention, and he’ll ask for it with a loud meow! He is very gentle, loves to play... Read on...
  24. City Seal

    Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery... Read on...
  25. Abraham Barrera

    Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

    On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery. Read on...
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    Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Sunday For Rail Work

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Sunday, Mar. 24, from 8 am to 6 pm for a rail line replacement. Read on...
  27. Bagheera and Mai

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Meet a staff favorite! Bagheera is a two-year-old domestic short hair who is extremely outgoing. He’s a sweet boy who loves pets, treats and toys. Read on...
  28. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Postponed to June 7

    The You(th) Can Do It! pageant, originally scheduled for March 29, has been postponed to June 7. The new date will allow the event to be held in conjunction with... Read on...
  29. City Seal

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

    The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill 19 positions on the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee with dedicated volunteers... Read on...
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    San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

    Online registration is open for the San Marcos Youth Commission’s “Live Your Best Life” Leadership Conference, Saturday, April 6, 8:45 am to 2 pm, at the San Marcos... Read on...
  31. Mr. Pickles and Starla

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Mr. Pickles is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He’s a sweet boy who loves to be scratches behind the ears and plenty of pampering! Read on...
  32. Rachel Ingle

    Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

    San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the... Read on...
  33. Mother Son Bowling

    Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes... Read on...
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    Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Registration required. Code Ninjas bring hands-on projects which teach the principles of coding in a fun way. For ages 7-14. Read on...
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    Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

    The City will hold its third Workforce Housing Task Force meeting on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 298 Jowers Dr. The Task... Read on...
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    Upcoming Library Events

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, you are invited to join local artist and poet, Debangana Banerjee, in a celebration of the artistic talent of women in San Marcos. Expect visual arts... Read on...
  37. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Registration Deadline March 15

    The deadline for the You(th) Can Do It! pageant is just over a week away on Friday, Mar. 15. The pageant will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and... Read on...
  38. Indigo and Buster

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    How could you say no to those eyes?! Indigo is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair. Indigo came to our shelter a little timid, but is warming up, and... Read on...
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    Two Arrested for DWI, Intoxication Assault on Peace Officer

    Two individuals have been arrested on intoxication-related charges early this morning in downtown San Marcos after a routine traffic stop ended in an... Read on...
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    Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday - 750 River Road

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read on...
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    Adult Spelling Bee Rescheduled for May 23

    The 2019 Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by the Friends of the San Marcos Public Library, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 23, 7 pm, at Aquabrew, located at 150 S. LBJ Dr. Read on...
  42. John McFarland

    Man Arrested for Sexual Assault, Police Seek Additional Victims

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 12:20 p.m. John Tate McFarland (9/13/1983) was detained in the 100 block of N. LBJ and arrested on a charge of sexual assault... Read on...
  43. Cruiser and Gus

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re looking for a lap cat, Cruiser is your man! Cruiser is a four-year-old orange tabby who loves treats and scratches behind the ears. Cruiser wants to be... Read on...
  44. Rio Vista Falls closed off

    Rio Vista Falls Repairs Needed Following Flood Damage

    Damage caused by past flooding, including the 2015 floods, is forcing the City of San Marcos to make emergency repairs to Rio Vista Dam and Falls. Rio Vista... Read on...
  45. Cop car lights

    Police Investigating First Traffic Fatality of 2019

    On February 28, 2019 at approximately 2:22 a.m., San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a fatal traffic collision in the 300 block of Staples Road. Read on...
  46. City Seal

    City Releases SMART Terminal Details and FAQ

    The City of San Marcos has released details and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming council agenda item San Marcos Air and Rail Truck... Read on...
  47. Project Location Map

    Kick Off Meeting for the Travis Street Project on Tuesday

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will host a community meeting to kick off the Travis Street construction project... Read on...
  48. Ian Michael Madden

    Arrest Warrant Issued for SMCISD Teacher Accused of Having a Sexual Relationship with a Student

    On January 24, 2019 at approximately 6:25 p.m., a San Marcos police officer was dispatched to San Marcos... Read on...
  49. Tantra Coffeehouse

    Main Street Names Tantra Coffeehouse Business of the Month

    The San Marcos Main Street Program has named Tantra Coffeehouse February’s Downtown Business of the Month for their investment in the downtown... Read on...
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    Best Friends For Life Program Set to Begin February 25

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Texas State University to continue its inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For... Read on...
  51. San Marcos Police

    New Vehicle Information Available on Hit and Run

    The San Marcos Police Department is still seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the... Read on...
  52. Paulie and Merri

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential... Read on...
  53. San Marcos Linemen Group Photo

    San Marcos Linemen Complete Four-Year Certification

    Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online... Read on...
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    Electric Bikes Added to Bike Share Fleet

    VeoRide is bringing 150 e-bikes to the City of San Marcos and Texas State University this month, expanding the bike share program that launched last September. Beginning February 22, the City and... Read on...
  55. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Adult Spelling Bee Extends Registration Deadline

    Registration for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm, has been extended until... Read on...
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    San Marcos Police, Marshals to Join Warrant Roundup

    San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s Office are joining law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning February 19 with increased... Read on...
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    SMRAS Releases Data from Animal Cruelty Seizure Case

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November’s large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total... Read on...
  58. San Marcos Police

    San Marcos Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

    On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 11:23 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to the 1200 block of shots fired with one person shot... Read on...
  59. Garcia and Zapata mug shots

    Police Arrest Two in Connection with Murder

    The San Marcos Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the murder of Aaron Peterman earlier this week. Martin Garcia Jr. of Austin... Read on...
  60. San Marcos Police

    San Marcos Police Investigating Homicide-Robbery

    San Marcos Police are investigating a suspicious death at a local apartment complex that was discovered yesterday morning. They are treating this... Read on...
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    Sessom Drive Waterline Repair Update

    Lane changes on Sessom Drive between Aquarena Springs to Ed JL Green have gone into effect as the waterline repair work along Sessom Drive continues.Lanes are restriped and traffic controls will... Read on...
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    San Marcos to Participate in Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle and the Texas River Protection Association are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th... Read on...
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    City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18... Read on...
  64. Parks and Recreation Special Events

    Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

    Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the... Read on...
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    Main Street to Host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon Feb. 15

    The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting the Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15... Read on...
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    San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Calls for Artists

    The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing calls for artists for two mural projects this spring. The Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional... Read on...
  67. San Marcos Police

    Police Seek Info on Saturday Night Hit and Run

    The San Marcos Police Department is seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the... Read on...
  68. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Friends of the Library Host 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

    Registration is now open for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm. Read on...
  69. Handsome Dan and Coco

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Handsome Dan is your man! This one-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with love... Read on...
  70. City Seal

    Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Feb 9... Read on...
  71. Richard Blythe

    Police Arrest Man Wanted for Injury to a Child

    The San Marcos Police Department has reported that Richard Blythe (dob 6.19.1999) was arrested in Killeen on Monday, February 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive... Read on...
  72. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    Tickets Still Available for Golden Sweetheart’s Ball

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above... Read on...
  73. Ricky and Blueberry

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This boy is all about the cuddles! Ricky Ricardo is a four-year-old domestic short hair. He may be a little nervous in new environments, but once he... Read on...
  74. 604 Barbara

    City Accepting Final Applications for Housing Assistance

    The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of disaster recovery housing assistance for the original $33,794,000 awarded... Read on...
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    Public Invited to My Historic SMTX Open House

    Residents will have a second opportunity to provide input regarding the My Historic SMTX project on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Dunbar... Read on...
  76. Iconic Village fire victims

    Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

    The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s... Read on...
  77. San Marcos Police

    SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

    The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23. Originally, the torch run teams from various agencies would carry... Read on...
  78. Phillicia Phillips and Abigail Gilfillan holding award

    Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

    Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas... Read on...
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    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...
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    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...