1. News & Announcements

  1. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

    FAFSA Help. Baby Storytime. Computer Class. Jennifer's Book Chat. These activities and many more offered at the San Marcos Public Library this week! Read on...
  2. Aerial photo of Historic Hays Courthouse with graphic layer stating &#34Blanco Gardens Meeting Commu

    UPDATE: Tonight’s Blanco Gardens Meeting Postponed

    Due to the weather forecast this evening, the City of San Marcos is postponing tonight’s Blanco Gardens Drainage Improvements Community Meeting... Read on...
  3. Aerial photo taken of Historic Hays County Courthouse with holiday lighting installed

    Downtown Courthouse Lighting and Shop Small Nov. 30

    The Courthouse will be lit with holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. and Santa Claus will visit the Courthouse Rotunda soon after to hear the children’s wishes and... Read on...
  4. Photo of two women sitting on the ground wrapping gifts for the annual SMPD Blue Santa event.

    Kick Off the Holiday Season with SMPD’s Blue Santa

    SMPD is accepting monetary and toy donations for the Blue Santa program. Donations may be dropped off at the San Marcos... Read on...
  5. Photo from alley/street angle of Mobility Hub, featuring parking spots, a grassy area, picnic tables

    Mobility Hub Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Nov. 18

    Upon completion, it will incorporate bicycle parking and maintenance tools, a City bus stop, electric vehicle charging stations and way-finding signage that will... Read on...
  6. Photo of a City commission meeting in City Hall Chambers

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

    Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 10 to be considered for appointment... Read on...
  7. Orange cat laying head on volunteer

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    We can definitely see the resemblance between everyone’s favorite wise guy and this adorable kitty! Robert De Niro is two years old and loves to play and... Read on...
  8. Blanco Gardens Neighborhood

    Blanco Gardens Improvements Community Meeting Nov. 12

    City engineers and consultants will share project information about the upcoming projects proposed for the Blanco Gardens neighborhood and River Road area... Read on...
  9. Scott Hardwick Headshot

    City Hires Hardwick for Economic Development Role

    Hardwick will bring expertise in utilizing business development techniques and securing business incentives to attract companies to invest in San Marcos... Read on...
  10. City Seal

    Baker Elected, Gonzales Reelected to City Council

    Maxfield Baker has been elected to Council Place 1 and Saul Gonzales is reelected to Council Place 2. The Nov. 5 election will be canvassed on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m... Read on...
  11. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

    Free legal advice from licensed attorneys, LEGO mania, and introductory computer classes and more at the San Marcos Public Library this week! Read on...
  12. City Seal

    City Offices Closed Nov. 11 in Honor of Veterans Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, and Municipal Court, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day... Read on...
  13. City Seal

    November City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  14. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This clever boy knows his name and happily comes when called! Salvador is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who does great on a leash... Read on...
  15. Front Row: Jude Prather, Grand Marshal Richard Zeni, Miles Nelson, Michael Hernandez Back Row: Mayor

    Navy Veteran Richard Zeni to Lead Nov. 9 Parade

    Zeni served from March 1943 to July 1984, including tours in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. During his service, he was awarded the... Read on...
  16. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

    The History of Impressionism, Reviewing an Antiwar Protest in Texas, FAFSA Help and much more coming up at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  17. Master Plan Open House graphic with meeting information printed in yellow box on top of airplane tar

    Airport Master Plan Open House Slated for Nov. 18

    Once the plan is completed and approved by City Council, it will go to the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for final... Read on...
  18. Photo featuring Wells, Case, and Hitchcock standing outdoors

    Reorganization Announced for Community Services Operations

    Lumbreras dissolved Community Services and reformed their responsibilities and functions into two operational areas to include the Parks and Recreation... Read on...
  19. Photo of City Cemetery Chapel

    Biannual City Cemetery Cleanup Starts Nov. 4

    All items not in compliance cemetery regulations will be removed from the burial sites and held for families to pick up for 30 days at the cemetery maintenance shop. Read on...
  20. Photo of a bag of leaves standing upright on top of a pile of leaves. Leaves are red, yellow, orange

    City & Texas State Coordinate Leaf Collection for Compost

    This collection helps to reduce the City’s output of methane while also improving the research and development capability of Bobcat Blend’s composting program. Read on...
  21. Five people smiling, wearing gardening gloves and kneeling by a tree that has just been planted

    City to Give Away 300 Trees at Arbor Day Celebration

    The City of San Marcos is hosting a free, family-friendly Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive. Read on...
  22. Steve Parker

    Parker Accepts City Manager Position in Seguin

    After 16 years of dedicated service in San Marcos, Assistant City Manager Steve Parker has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Seguin. Read on...
  23. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Volunteers describe this boy as a gentle giant! Trunks is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is an awesome listener, walks wonderfully... Read on...
  24. Photo of children walking behind camp leader at the San Marcos Discovery Center on a sand and rock t

    2019-2020 Holiday Camp Registration Opens Nov. 1

    Holiday Camp will be held Dec. 30, 2019, and January 2, 3, and 6, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr. Read on...
  25. Halloween Invitation for Main Street&#39s Trick or Treat in Downtown San Marcos

    San Marcos Main Street Hosts Trick-or-Treat Fun

    The City of San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting a free “Trick-or-Treat” event for families on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. in downtown San Marcos. Read on...
  26. Photo of a water level measurement scale rising out of pooling water

    City to Host Town Hall on Mitigation Grant Oct. 29

    Attendees are invited to view exhibits with detailed information about the six potential projects under consideration for the funding. These projects are known as... Read on...
  27. Photo of Texas State University students talking with local children at a park setting

    Texas State Conducts Science Outreach in Local Parks

    The goal is to share new science about child development with local families through games and studies run by graduate and undergraduate students of... Read on...
  28. Imagine A Day Without Water Logo

    San Marcos Joins Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”

    Led by the Value of Water Campaign, over one thousand organizations across the country are raising awareness about the importance of water and the crucial need... Read on...
  29. Children in costumes riding on a barrel train pulled by a tractor at the 2016 Fall Harvest Carnival.

    Family Fun at Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival Oct. 25

    Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Attendees can participate in games, a variety of activities and a children’s costume contest. Read on...
  30. City Seal

    Survey to Help Prioritize $24 Million HUD Mitigation Funds

    Mitigation grants are specifically allotted to actions taken to proactively prevent or reduce damages resulting from disaster events... Read on...
  31. Black dog with bandanna looking at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

    If you want an easygoing, smart and loyal lab, Ralph is your boy. This one-year-old pup is a bit on the reserved side, which is great for someone looking for a... Read on...
  32. Children playing with a parachute inside a large room

    Youth Scholarships Available for City Rec Programs

    Scholarships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Each entry must include proof of residency and/or proof of school attendance. Read on...
  33. Diverse group of adults in costumes standing in front of confetti-covered background smiling for the

    November Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

    Bowling, a Holiday Dance, and senior rates for Texas State University theatre performances! This and more for those ages 50 and above in November. Read on...
  34. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

    Claiming Sunday: The Story of a Texas Slave Community, Philosophy Dialogues, A Halloween Puppet Show and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  35. San Marcos Police

    Police Searching for Driver Involved in Weekend Hit and Run

    A 23-year-old man is recovering from serious injuries after being hit by a car near downtown San Marcos early Sunday morning. On October 13 at approximately... Read on...
  36. Volunteers posing with a bag of trash outdoors at the Purgatory Creek collection site

    Volunteers Collect 7,000 Pounds of Litter in City Fall Cleanup

    Volunteers worked in strategic watershed-impacting areas throughout the City to retrieve an estimated 5,400 pounds of trash and 1,740 pounds of recycling. Read on...
  37. Eowyn

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

    If you are looking for a cat who will love you unconditionally, Eowyn is your girl! Eowyn is around two years old and has already successfully raised five fabulous... Read on...
  38. Graphic of circle divided into three horizontal sections with the word &#34VOTE&#34 in black on a wh

    New Countywide Voting System and Polling Update

    Changes include a new voting system and Countywide Polling. They will be in place for early voting, which starts Oct. 21, through Election Day on Nov. 5. Read on...
  39. Photo of three people dumping paper from a box into a larger trash receptacle

    City Shred Day Slated for Oct. 12 at City Hall

    The 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) at City Hall. Read on...
  40. Photo of CM Allen Parkway progress

    CM Allen Roadway to Open for Traffic in December

    The Engineering and Capital Improvements Department is updating the scheduled roadway reopening for the CM Allen Parkway Project to mid-December. Read on...
  41. Monarch Butterfly on purple and yellow native flowering plant

    Annual Monarch Festival & Native Plant Sale Oct. 19

    Local organizations will host exhibits to educate the public on how they can protect the disappearing habitats and migration paths of monarchs and other pollinators.. Read on...
  42. Photo of three kids playing under multi-color tent at Party in Your Park

    Final 2019 ‘Party in Your Park’ Oct. 11 at Eddie Durham

    Party in Your Park is a free event series that brings City-sponsored, family-friendly fun and games to the City’s neighborhood parks four times a year. Read on...
  43. Library News

    October Library Events

    Indigenous Peoples' Day, Philosophy Dialogues, Storytime and more at the San Marcos Public Library this month! Read on...
  44. City Seal

    City Code Amended for New “Dining with Dogs” Law

    The San Marcos City Council repealed section 18.120 of the Code of Ordinances in response to a new state law passed during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Read on...
  45. SMarts Logo

    Eighth Annual SMArts Awards Presentation Set for Oct. 10

    The San Marcos Arts Commission will present its SMArts Advocacy Awards on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. Read on...
  46. Neighborhood Conversation flyer

    Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for October 10

    The City is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 2, including Westover, Oak Heights, Castle Forest, Southwest Hills and La Cima... Read on...
  47. City Seal

    October City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  48. Map of new bus route at the Lamar Personalized Learning Center located at 121 De Zavala Drive

    New Bus Stop on Route 6 CARTS, SMTX THE BUS

    The City of San Marcos and CARTS will add a new stop at the Lamar Personalized Learning Center located at 121 De Zavala Drive effective today, Monday, Sept. 30. Read on...
  49. Grey dog looking at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

    This is one smart pup! Bingo is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who knows all the tricks and will put on a show for some treats. He knows sit, paw... Read on...
  50. City Seal

    City Lifts Evacuation Order, Allows Occupancy of Vie Lofts

    The City of San Marcos lifted the evacuation order for Vie Lofts as of 5:10 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 27 and issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy... Read on...
  51. Victory Gardens Map

    Victory Gardens Improvements Project Meeting Oct. 2

    The public is invited to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Victory Gardens Subdivision Improvements on Wed., Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Senior Center. Read on...
  52. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

    Storytime in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Master Gardeners workshop, guided piano meditation and more at the Public Library this week! Read on...
  53. Miller Booking Photo

    UPDATE: Overnight Shooting Suspect Apprehended

    Update: Davonte Miller was located and apprehended in Crowley Louisiana at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25... Read on...
  54. Kudos Coin graphic - black exterior outline with fish and wave pattern, inside reads &#34Kudos Coin

    Recognition Program to Launch at National Night Out

    The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful initiative is launching the “Kudos Coin” giveaway in recognition of people who perform good deeds in the community. Read on...
  55. Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Graphic with details of event

    Public Invited to Library Groundbreaking Oct. 3

    The City is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. to mark the beginning of the expansion and remodel of the current Public Library. Read on...
  56. Photo of Vie Lofts

    Mandatory Evacuation Declared for Vie Lofts

    In response to safety concerns about building stability and means of egress, the San Marcos Fire Marshal issued a mandatory evacuation order for Vie Lofts at 817 Chestnut St. today, Friday, Sept. 20. Read on...
  57. Police Lights

    Speed Likely a Factor in Early Morning Fatal Crash

    Police suspect speed played a role in a fatal crash early Friday morning. At approximately 12:02 a.m., San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS were... Read on...
  58. Photo of neighbors talking to police officer during National Night Out 2018

    San Marcos Gearing Up for National Night Out October 1

    City of San Marcos residents are invited to participate by visiting with neighbors, police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and City officials at select locations. Read on...
  59. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

    Bike maintenance, a double reed chamber show, a puppet show, and much more at the San Marcos Public Library this week! Read on...
  60. Fire Dept Open House Photo - children playing games with firefighters

    SMFD Hosting “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape” Open House 10/5

    In honor of Fire Prevention Week, SMFD will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle. Read on...
  61. Flood Aware Training San Marcos Graphic

    NWS Hosts Flood Aware Training for San Marcos

    The National Weather Service and the San Marcos Office of Emergency Management offer flood awareness training on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Fire Station #5. Read on...
  62. Willow Creek watershed volunteer group from previous river cleanup

    City Seeks Volunteers for Third Annual Fall River Cleanup

    Register for the Third Annual Fall River Cleanup in the San Marcos and Blanco River Watersheds on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m... Read on...
  63. City Seal

    Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

    On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three community meetings to gain initial public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos community. Read on...
  64. Map of area surrounding Concho St. showing upcoming road closures in yellow along N. LBJ, Concho St.

    Downtown Road Closures for Crane Work Begin Sept. 19

    Sections of Concho Street, North LBJ Drive and North Guadalupe Street will experience daily closures from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. while crews work to remove... Read on...
  65. Photo of Bobcats Give Back volunteers delivering donations to Hays County Womens Center

    2019 Bobcats Give Back Final Numbers Tallied

    The City's summer 2019 Bobcats Give Back program successfully diverted 6,006 pounds of material from the landfill by donating it to local non-profits... Read on...
  66. Photo of women around a table with games and refreshments during the 2018 Mother Daughter Tea event

    Tickets Available for Sept. 28 Mother Daughter Tea

    The second annual Mother Daughter Tea is on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr. Read on...
  67. Photo of JROTC members carrying flags through downtown in 2018 Veterans Day Parade.

    Participants Invited to Veterans Day Parade

    The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with local veterans’ organizations, is seeking participants for the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. Read on...
  68. Photo of the front of the building of the San Marcos Activity Center

    Activity Center to Begin Remodel on September 30

    Interior construction is scheduled to remodel the locker rooms and restrooms attached to the natatorium and to replace the carpet in the entire building... Read on...
  69. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

    Modern square dance, a puppet show, a silent writing workshop, and many more other fun activities at the San Marcos Public Library... Read on...
  70. Picture of compost bin

    Registration Open for Fall Master Compost Program

    Register for the City's Master Compost Certification Program, which will take place in October and November at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Dr. Read on...
  71. USA Racquetball Logo

    2020 USA Racquetball Championships in San Marcos

    The SMCVB is excited to announce that USA Racquetball has chosen San Marcos to host their 2020 National Singles Championships June 3-7, 2020. Read on...
  72. Graphic announcing the upcoming trail closures

    Construction to Begin on ADA Trails in Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas

    There will be various trail closures during this construction as the City makes several trails ADA accessible at Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas. Read on...
  73. City Seal

    City Announces Changes in Bulk Collection Process

    Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the City of San Marcos will initiate the changes to the bulk collection request process... Read on...
  74. Fall Workshop Schedule Graphic

    Discovery Center Offers Fall Workshop Series

    The City is hosting free nature and conservation workshops. Topics include Korean Natural Farming, Rain Gardens, Monarchs, Recycling and more... Read on...
  75. Photo of three people working on a tree, with one person holding a saw against one branch for a trim

    Urban Forester Seeks Volunteers to Help Local Trees

    Kelly Eby is holding monthly ‘Friends of Trees’ events for the community to come together to care for trees and promote urban park tree health... Read on...
  76. First Responders Wheelchair Athletes Group Photo from 2018 Game

    First Responders Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser 9/14

    The 3rd annual STRAPS STARS vs First Responders Wheelchair Basketball Games are Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Marcos High School. Read on...
  77. Tabby cat in kennel looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you like a cat with personality, Leah is your girl! This beautiful two-year-old tabby has piercing eyes and a vibrant spirit. She is a little timid at first with new... Read on...
  78. Workforce Housing Task Force meeting view from back of audience

    Final Workforce Housing Task Force Meeting Sept. 12

    Workforce Housing Task Force to present final Strategic Housing Action Plan at a meeting Thurs., Sept. 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. Read on...
  79. Photo of police officer speaking with community member while all are drinking coffee in a restaurant

    SMPD Seeks Student-to-Student Safety Input

    The campaign, entitled “Your Safety Starts with You,” seeks to remind students there are small steps residents can take to avoid risky and dangerous situations. Read on...
  80. City Seal

    San Marcos Police Investigate Traffic Fatality

    San Marcos Police are investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred on Post Road early Friday morning and resulted in one fatality. Read on...
  81. Photo of police officer placing a flower on 9/11 remembrance Flower Memorial

    City to Host Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

    The City will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at City Hall. Read on...
  82. City Seal

    Mill Street Construction Switches Lanes This Week

    This week the northbound lane of Mill Street and the eastbound lane of Uhland Road have closed to traffic as the drainage and roadway improvements continue. Read on...
  83. Leadership from the City of San Marcos and DSW Homes join the LaFrance family to cut a red ribbon st

    Disaster Recovery Program Unveils Three New Homes

    CDBG-DR hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to mark the completion of three new homes built for residents impacted by the 2015 floods. Read on...
  84. Headshot of Stephanie Reyes

    City Announces Leadership Changes

    City Manager Bert Lumbreras announced three leadership changes to staff and City Council following the recent retirement of Assistant City Manager Collette Jamison. Read on...
  85. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 5 to Sept. 11

    Don't miss Historian T. Jane Heffelfinger presents the history of African American soldiers & veterans interred in the San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery! This and more. Read on...
  86. Monarch on flowers

    Butterflies, Bugs & Flowers: Seeking Art for Monarch Fest!

    In an effort to celebrate the beauty of pollinators, the City is calling for five to seven artists who are interested in displaying pollinator-themed art. Read on...
  87. Jorge Enriquez

    UPDATE: Wanted Aggravated Assault Suspect in Custody

    Wanted suspect Jorge Enriquez (10/16/1985) was taken into custody at the Nueces County Courthouse this morning. SMPD developed information that Enriquez had... Read on...
  88. City Seal

    September City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  89. Jorge Enriquez

    SMPD Involved in Two SWAT Situations Tuesday Night

    San Marcos Police are searching for a man who was involved in a road rage incident in downtown San Marcos, and later ran from police. On June 26, SMPD... Read on...
  90. Charles William Lauria II

    UPDATE: Veterans Park Homicide Victim’s Name Released

    City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) officials released the identity of the victim in Saturday’s homicide as Charles William Lauria II (12/30/1961). Read on...
  91. Photo of Barrio Pescado Mural

    City Mural Dedication in Barrio del Pescado Neighborhood

    The public is invited to attend to the dedication of a new mural celebrating the heritage and history of the Barrio del Pescado neighborhood Saturday, Aug. 31. Read on...
  92. Dark brown dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you come meet this friendly boy, you’re sure to fall in love with him, and he’ll love you right back. Godric Griffindog is a one-year-old American Staffordshire... Read on...
  93. Mugshot of John Edward Muzquiz from Hays County Criminal Court

    San Marcos Police Investigate Two Recent Incidents

    The City of San Marcos Police Department is investigating homicide and aggravated robbery cases. Read on...
  94. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

    Clases de inglés para adultos, teen anime club, baby storytime and many other fun and educational events coming up at the City of San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  95. City Seal

    City Offices Closed on Labor Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Read on...
  96. Public Meeting Flyer for event with Nick Hall

    Workforce Housing to Discuss Land Banks Aug. 29

    Land banks are a potential tool identified as a part of the Strategic Housing Action Plan to address housing challenges in San Marcos. Join us for a Public Meeting. Read on...
  97. Photo, featuring from left to right: SMCVB employees Denise Pardo, Steve Anderson, Sarah Smith, and

    San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Big

    The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) brought four Idea Fair Awards home from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus annual conference! Read on...
  98. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Dingo Starr is a gentle, calm sweetheart! This boy is a one-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who can be a little cautious, but once he... Read on...
  99.  A graphic featuring (from left to right) a sidewalk. two-way bike lane, parking lane, two one-way v

    Downtown Bike Lane Striping to Begin on Guadalupe

    As part of the ongoing street overlay project on Guadalupe Street, the striping portion of the Guadalupe St. Improvements Project will be completed in late August. Read on...
  100. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    September Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

    Two-stepping, bridge, pickleball and more offered this September for ages 50+ by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  101. Photo of Main Street staff presenting award to Chamber of Commerce staff

    Chamber of Commerce Wins Partner of the Month

    The City of San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to announce the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce as the August Downtown Partner of the Month! Read on...
  102. City Seal

    Castle Forest Improvements Meeting Aug. 21

    The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting regarding Castle Forest Subdivision stormwater drainage conditions on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Read on...
  103. Children playing giant Connect 4 game at a park with families playing in the background

    Close Out Summer at ‘Party in Your Park’ Aug. 23

    The third 2019 Party in Your Park event will be held Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr. This family-friendly event is free. Read on...
  104. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

    A self-compassion workshop, a Tolkien fantasy world discussion lead by Dr. Robert T. Tally Jr., a computer class and many more fun events at the San Marcos Public Library. Read on...
  105. 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...
  106. 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...
  107. 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...