Posted on: November 6, 2017

Pancakes, Fire Trucks, and Santa!

2017 Santa Breakfast Flyer

The San Marcos Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association invites you to a pancake breakfast with Santa and Fire Trucks! Have a free picture made with Santa! Former mayor, Daniel Guerrero, will be helping Santa with his North Pole duties.  $5 panca...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy Graduation

2017 Graduates.  Photo by Don Anders

Graduates from the 2017 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s seventh graduation ceremony on November 6.  Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-week pr...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Federal Grant to Equip Fire Trucks with Lifesaving Devices

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

The San Marcos Fire Department has received a federal grant to equip each fire station’s main fire truck and the battalion chief’s vehicle with lifesaving cardiac treatment devices.  The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Progra...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

SMFD Dedicated New Fire Engine at Station 4

Group in front of new engine.

The San Marcos Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new fire engine in the afternoon on October 27 with a “pushing-in” ceremony at Fire Station #4, 404 Broadway Street. The public was invited and encouraged to attend.

The pushin...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

SMFD and Gumby's Pizza Fundraiser

Gumby Pizza

Residents helped to raise $816.00 by ordering medium size pizzas from Gumby's Pizza on Monday, October 16, 2017.  The benefit went towards the fire departments Educational Outreach Programs.  Some of their community outreach programs are...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Congratulations to the SMFD Graduates

Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Group Photo

Captains Justin Calhoun, Clint Foehner, and Tory Turner applied to and were accepted into the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy – a two year program sponsored by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association.  Foehner completed his first year and is looking forward ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

'Fill the Boot' for MDA Fundraiser

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

For three days in late September 2017, the San Marcos Fire Department stood at a couple of busy intersections to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Firefighter Isaac Hernandez took the lead and orgainized the event.  ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

City Remembered Tragedy, Heroes of Sept. 11, 2001

9-11 Memorial

The City of San Marcos held a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The program opened with a welcome from City Manager, Bert Lumbreras, Mayor John Thomaides ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fire Crews Lend a Helping Hand to Katy FD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

Members of the San Marcos Fire Department has joined local forces with New Braunfels, Kyle, and South Hays fire departments, along with San Marcos/Hays County EMS, to deploy to Katy to assist in rescuing victims from the catastrophic flooding in the Houst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Banana Split Eating Contest Between FD and PD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

Dairy Queen on Hwy 80 had a grand opening on Saturday, July 29 and recruited the Fire Department and Police Department in a banana split eating contest.  The Fire Department won the challenge!  If the food had been donuts, then the outco...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

Probationary Firefighter Travis Sweet taught Jr. Fire Academy camper, Colton Engler, on how the fire

The San Marcos Fire Department held its second annual Junior Fire Academy camp one week in June and July.  The camp was available for boys and girls ages 8 -11.   

The mission of the camp was to install servant-leadership, teamwo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

Sam's Club Associates and San Marcos Fire Department accepts donation check.

Fire Chief Les Stephens from the San Marcos Fire Department along with Assistant Chiefs Karl Kuhlman, Rick Rowell, and Administrative Assistant Senior Melinda Villarreal received $1000.00 dollar check on July 21, 2017 from Sam’s Club Store Manag...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

SMFD Brings Home Silver

SMFD Soccer Tournament 2017

On a couple of hot, arid July weekdays, the San Marcos Fire Department participated in the Texas Firefighter Summer Games that were held in San Angelo, Texas.  The team played 6 matches in two consecutive days with only two substitute players. &a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Local Business Donates Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors from UTC Aerospace were donated to the SMFD.

Brett Harmer from United Technologies Aerospace Systems donated almost 40 smoke detectors on July 7, 2017 to the San Marcos Fire Department for the department’s smoke detector program.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Firefighter’s Receive Paramedic Certification

Custom cake ordered to celebrate firefighters paramedic certification.

Firefighters Robert Dallimore, Ross Garman, and Lucas Sergent graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and achieved their paramedic certification. 

The program consists of 30 semester credit hours and they attended f...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Junior Fire Academy Day Camp - CAMP FULL FOR JUNE & JULY!

Jr. Fire Academy Flyer 2017

The program is open to boys and girls, ages 8 - 11.  It will give your child a chance to interact with Fire Department staff and to make friends with positive role models.  The mission of the camp is to instill camaraderie, servant-leade...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

SMFD and PD Assist with 100 Club Fundraiser

SMFD and Freddy's Steakhouse Employee in front of fire truck.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the San Marcos Fire Department and Police Department assisted the 100 Club of Central Texas to support them in a fundraiser with Freddy’s Custard and Steakburgers.  The event coincided with Peace Officers Memori...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Public Safety Bond Gets Voter OK

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

The public safety bond included the relocation of the Holland Street Fire Station #2, the construction of a new fire station on the east side of Interstate 35, the creation of a fire training facility located near the airport, and renovations to the San M...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating for San Marcos

Firefighters Fighting a Fire

A rating schedule was developed by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This rating schedule serves insurance companies that cover property and casualty benefits for their clients.  ISO representatives use the schedule when surveying a community’...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Station #4

Sta 4 Artist Image

The new facility will replace the current Fire Station #4, located at 404 Broadway, which opened in 1982 and has been plagued by both structural and functional shortfalls.  At 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, the ceremony started at the site of...

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Fire Department News

Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

The City Council provided direction to Planning and Development Services staff to research fee revenue and actual cost of service to process permits, review applications, and inspect permitted projects. Staff researched fees charged by other cities and an...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

Code Cover

Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Neighborhood Meeting on Victory Gardens Subdivision Improvements Project Update Slated for November

The City of San Marcos Engineering Department will hold a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Senior Center, 810 Arizona, to discuss the next phase of improvements to the Victory Gardens Neighborhood.

Residents and proper...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Main Street Honors Downtown Businesses

The San Marcos Main Street Program recognized several downtown businesses, partners and volunteers at its fourth annual Love Downtown Awards Friday, Nov. 17.

The event honored the contributions of downtown merchants and volunteers who work tirelessly to fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Announces Changes to Streamline Council Meetings Beginning Dec. 5

Following their Governance Session on Nov. 9, City Council and City Manager Bert Lumbreras are announcing upcoming adjustments to streamline City Council meeting formats and create productive work sessions.

Upcoming City Council Meeting format changes begi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

San Marcos first responders will step up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The southbound IH 35-Centerpoint Road exit ramp and the northbound IH 35-McCarty Lane exit ramp will be closed from Thur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

City of San Marcos offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with Thursday and Friday garbage collection postponed for a day.

San Marcos Municipal Court, located at the Hays County Government Center at 712...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Derk

If Derk seems familiar, it’s because he’s a returning resident! Derk is back with us and still looking for his forever home. Derk is a fun-loving, high-energy, sweet and playful 2-year-old cattle dog mix. Derk abso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

No Charges Filed in Ellis Death, Investigation Ongoing

At about 11:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, SMPD received a call at 1651 Post Rd (Millennium Apartments) in reference to a subject who was not breathing. EMS and officers arrived and found Matthew McKinley Ellis (DOB 08/31/1997) unresponsive, and he was declared...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

November City Hall Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth, noon, San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins

Application Workshop for CDBG-DR Housing Programs, 6 to 8 p.m., San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins

Parks and Rec Adv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Investigation of University Student Death Underway

San Marcos Police are investigating the death of a Texas State University student at the Millennium Apartments.

At about 11:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, SMPD received a call at 1651 Post Rd (Millennium Apartments) in reference to a subject who was not breathin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Main Street’s Annual Wine & Wassail Tickets on Sale

The fifth annual Wine and Wassail Walk, hosted by the San Marcos Main Street Program will take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.smtxwinewalk.com.

Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hays County Histor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Autumn Party in Your Park Scheduled for Nov. 17

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth installment of the 2017 Party in Your Park series on Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Originally scheduled for Veterans Park, this event has been relocated to Mill Street Park, 215 Mill Stre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Election Results

View the Nov. 7, 2017 election results at www.sanmarcostx.gov/elections.

Results Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Youth Activity Scholarships Available for City Rec Programs

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for recreation program scholarships for low to moderate income San Marcos children.

The scholarship pays 50% of the registration fees, or up to $150 per child, for any of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Stalking Investigation Leads to Vehicle Pursuit, Injuries

A San Marcos man led San Marcos police on a vehicle pursuit and crashed his car in New Braunfels Monday morning.

A woman called police just after 9:30 a.m. and told them that Macleen William Trainor (DOB 11/13/1989) was stalking her daughter and that he wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

SMFD Captains Graduate Texas Fire Chief Academy

Two San Marcos Fire Department captains have graduated the Texas Fire Chief Academy, and three battalion chiefs have earned Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Certifications.

 

Fire Chief Academy

 

Captains Justin Calhoun and Tory Turner c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

City Seeks Public Input on New Public Art Installations

The public is invited to evaluate proposals from four artists for two new public art installations Monday, Nov. 13 from 3-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, with a chance to meet the artists and discuss their designs beginning at 5 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

San Marcos Veterans Day Parade Set for Nov. 11

City offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

On Saturday, Nov. 11 the City of San Marcos will host the 2017 Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. The theme of the parade is Honoring All Who Served.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive Kicks Off

The San Marcos Police Department is kicking off its annual Blue Santa toy drive and is now accepting monetary donations and new unwrapped toys through Dec. 14, 2017.

Monetary donations and toys may be delivered to the San Marcos Police Department, 2300 S I...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Resource Recovery Division Wins Statewide Award

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery division won the 2017 Texas Environmental Leadership Award for Outstanding Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program at the 2017 State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Annual Conference on Oct. 25.

The Texa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

November 2017 Downtown Business of the Month

For the month of November, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Twice Blessed Consignment Shop for their longevity as a Downtown business and their contributions to the local community.

Twice Blessed is a non-profit o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

City's Statement on Hate Flyers on Texas State University Grounds

The City joins Texas State University in condemnation of the despicable display of hate voiced through the banner found at the Albert B. Alkek Library on campus. “These sickening acts aimed at intimidating vulnerable communities are exactly why ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Rollover Claims Life, Injures 2 Juveniles Sunday

A single-vehicle collision killed one San Marcos High School student and injured two others Sunday afternoon on IH-35.

The driver of the vehicle, a 1996 Ford Explorer, lost control and rolled several times after striking the center barrier near the 206 sou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Arborists Conducting Tree Maintenance Downtown this Week

A local tree care company will perform maintenance on downtown trees this week and remove one that is diseased and poses a public safety concern.

Bartlett Tree Experts will prune the trees and use an air spade to perform root flare excavations. Some parkin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 8

The public is invited to a town hall meeting to discuss updates to the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 - 7:45 p.m. The meeting will allow residents to learn, provi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

City to Dedicate Newest Murals on Monday and Tuesday

The City of San Marcos will dedicate two of the newest mural projects on Monday, Oct.30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The dedication of the Rio Vista Mural, created by local artist Buddy Pajak, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. Titled “The Lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Manager Announces Emergency Management Hire

City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce the hire of Rachel Ingle as Emergency Management/Homeland Security Manager, effective November 6, 2017.

Ms. Ingle has served as the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Planner at the Texas Departmen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

November Party in Your Park Location Change

The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth and final Party in Your Park event of 2017 on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at Mill Street Park, 215 Mill Street. November’s event was previously scheduled to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Warns of Scammers, Unlicensed Solicitors

The San Marcos Police Department has received several complaints about phone scammers and unlicensed door-to-door solicitors and is asking the public to report suspicious activity.

Phone scammers

Several types of phone scams have been attempted in recent we...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2017

City to Give Away Free Trees in Celebration of Arbor Day

In celebration of Texas Arbor Day, the City of San Marcos Electric Utility will give away free trees to San Marcos electric utility customers on Friday, Nov. 3.

The trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the San Marcos Library, lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

San Marcos Fire Department to Dedicate New Fire Engine

The San Marcos Fire Department will celebrate the delivery of a new fire engine Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. with a “pushing-in” ceremony at Fire Station #4, 404 Broadway Street. The public is invited to attend.

The 32.5 foot 2017 Spart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Animal Shelter Offers $20 Cat Adoptions in November

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter continues its annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign with “Thankful Cats” featuring $20 cat adoptions Nov. 1- 30.

Each adoption includes the pet’s spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, de-worm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Hold Special Meetings on Playscape, Master Plan

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting regarding the Children’s Park and Playscape project on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23

Early voting for the Nov. 7, 2017, local and state elections begins Monday, Oct. 23 at designated early polling places.

Election Day will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at designated polling places.

Registered voters will need to bring ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Celebrate Fall with Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate at the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages community members and visitors of all ages to join them on Sat., Oct.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

San Marcos Main Street to Host Trick or Treat Downtown

The City of San Marcos is hosting a free trick or treating event for families Saturday, Oct. 28 from 12-3 p.m. at businesses throughout downtown.

Participating businesses will hand out candy to kids and offer Halloween-themed specials. Activities at downto...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Women’s Hall of Fame Next Thursday

The City of San Marcos will honor outstanding local women with their induction into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the City of San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

The reception will honor women who have...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Volunteers Pick up Thousands of Pounds of Trash

More than 300 volunteers picked up thousands of pounds of trash and recyclable material during last Saturday’s Fall River Cleanup.

An estimated 2,940 pounds of bagged trash, 291 pounds of bagged recycling, 200 pounds of metal, 20 tires and many m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Home Share Applications Available on City Website

San Marcos residents may now register their primary home for Home Share rentals by visiting the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/homeshare or may apply online at www.mygovernmentonline.org.

On August 1, the City Council approved the Home Sha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Community Clean Up Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its brushy waste drop-off and community cleanup for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Oct.14 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until the roll-offs trash containers are full.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2017

San Marcos Named Top Retirement Destination

San Marcos has been named a top place to retire by Where to Retire magazine and will be profiled in the publication’s November/December 2017 issue.

The magazine’s editorial staff cites several factors making San Marcos a great retiremen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

City Manager Names Interim Communications Director

City Manager Bert Lumbreras has announced the appointment of Kristy Stark as Interim Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations, effective Sept. 25, 2017.

Stark began her career with the City as a contracted Public Information Specialist in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Main Street Calls for ‘Love Downtown’ Award Nominations

The San Marcos Main Street Program is calling for nominations for the 2017 Love Downtown Awards to honor downtown businesses and volunteers for their contributions to throughout the year.

Nominations are being accepted for Business of the Year, New Busines...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

CAPCOG launches Text to 9-1-1 region wide

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Capital Area Council of Governments has deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide after successfully testing that the region’s 31 public safety answering points (PSAPs), or 9-1-1 call centers, can reliably receive ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2017

San Marcos Police Warning of Door-to-Door Scammers

The San Marcos Police Department would like the public to be aware of a potential scam involving people claiming to be City employees.

“We urge residents not to allow anyone in their homes if there is even the slightest question about their ident...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Teams up with Home 4 the Holidays to Help Find Homes for Orphaned

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is launching its annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign with “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” featuring $20 dog adoptions Oct. 1- 31.

Each adoption includes the pet’s spay or neuter, rabies vacci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area beginning in October. The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register.

To register or for more in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

San Marcos Fire Dept. to Host Annual Open House

To kick off Fire Prevention Month in October, the San Marcos Fire Department will host its annual Open House Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fire Station 5, 100 Carlson Circle.

Take a ride in a fire truck, watch a clown show teaching fi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to Begin Neighborhood Resurfacing Projects

The City of San Marcos will begin four residential street resurfacing projects later this week, and residents will be notified to park their vehicles off the street as the work nears their property.

Work starts in the Broadway Street/Sunset Acres neighborh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Communications Antenna Installation Begins at Water Tank Site

Construction has begun on the foundation for a new telecommunications antenna near the Franklin Water Tank site within the San Marcos Cemetery. The 195 foot tall monopole will support equipment for the City’s Neighborhood Services’ tel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Sixth Annual SMAart Awards Set for Oct. 5

In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will again present its SMArts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations that are making a significant contribution to the San Marcos arts and cultural scene. This y...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

Hays County offices will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. on Monday due to potential severe weather.  The San Marcos Municipal Court, which is housed in the Hays County Government Center will also open at 10 a.m.  All other City of San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) continues to make repairs after addressing over four hundred outages today and fielding more than one thousand calls.  City officials say many of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Drivin

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Driving Situations

With additional road closures throughout Hays County and City jurisdictions, emergency management and first response officials continue to remi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

El Condado de Hays y La Cuidad de San Marcos activar completamente el Centro de Operaciones de Emerg

El Condado de Hays y La Cuidad de San Marcos activar completamente el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia; Establecer una línea telefónica no urgente para residents.
                                                            

El Conda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

Hays County, City of San Marcos Fully Activate Emergency Operations Center; Establish Non-Emergency

Over Friday night and through early Saturday morning, sporadic heavy rains were reported and several low water crossings are closed throughout the county. No unusual events have occurred and no shelters are open at this time. Officials anticipate that hig...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

Funding to support recovery in hard-hit areas of Florida, West Virginia, Texas, and the Carolinas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

The City of San Marcos is considering five candidates for the City Manager position that was vacated when former City Manager Jared Miller stepped down in January to become the City Manager of Amarillo...

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Press Releases

Posted on: November 21, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations that caused the Hitch to close

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations for Mobile Food Vendors 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 mobil...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments & bars.

Rumor:  The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments and bars.

Fact: Texas State law within the 2006 Texas Food Establishment Rules, which the city has adopted, prohibits animals on the premises of food estab...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: April 5, 2017

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.

The Parks Advisory Board and City staff made a presentation to the City City during the February 21, 2017 City Council meeting...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: October 3, 2016

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.

The department is aware that there is at least one spurious clown social media account in San Marcos.  

While there have b...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rumor: Resident are concerned about what appeared to be a kidnapping or hostage situation.

report excerpt

Fact: We looked into the concerns and our police department tells us the incident took place Monday night after patrons and employees of IHOP saw a man and woman arguing near a vehicle next to the Old CiCis pizza in Springtown Center. There was also anoth...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has hiked the minimum wage to $15 an hour plus benefits.

Fact: The City of San Marcos and the State of Texas adopts the federal minimum wage rate.

The San Marcos City Council voted on Feb. 2. 2016 to amend the City of San Marcos Economic Development Policy to require all jobs calculated or counted for economic d...

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Rumor Patrol