Fact Check

Rumors and bad information can spread like wildfire. The City uses this page to debunk rumors and scams and provide you with accurate and reliable information.
  1. Fact Check: Was a pregnant dog tied up outside in the freezing weather Jan. 16, 2018?

    Fact: On Jan. 16, local media commented on a video sent to them by a viewer. An Animal Control officer visited the residence that evening. The dog was tethered to a tree, but was not prevented from accessing a heated doghouse or food. Read on...
  2. Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations that caused the Hitch to close

    Fact: Beginning in January of 2017 the Health Department began working with mobile food vendors to ensure they were able to be mobile food vendors as intended by the state laws. Read on...
  3. Rumor: The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments & bars.

    act: Texas State law within the 2006 Texas Food Establishment Rules, which the city has adopted, prohibits animals on the premises of food establishments and bars to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens and reduce health risks. Read on...
  4. Rumor: The City of San Marcos is charging fees for entry into the San Marcos River.

    Fact: The City is not charging for access to the river or river parks, and has no plans at this time to implement park user fees. Read on...
  5. Rumor: A scary clown hoax has made it to San Marcos.

    Fact: At this time, the San Marcos Police Department has no active cases involving clowns as suspects, witnesses, or victims. Read on...
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