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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

The City of San Marcos invites members of the community to join an Arts Master Planning Open House on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments ava...

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Arts News

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

9/11 - 20 Year Remembrance Ceremony

9.11.21 SMFD 911 Ceremony Invitation (1)

Please join the San Marcos Fire Department Honor Guard as they raise the flag that flew over City Hall on 09/11/01.

This year marks 20 years. 

This event will be live streamed on the City of San Marcos Facebook Live stream. It will begin at 8:40.&a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Dirt was Turned at the Station #6 Groundbreaking

Sta 6 Dirt Turn

It's not a secret that San Marcos is a growing community. San Marcos Fire Department is proud to be adding Station #6 in order to provide fire services and staffing to help us cover this growth. This new station will be part of the TRACE communit...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Station #2 Grand Opening & Engine #2 Push-In Ceremony was fun for all!

Uncoupling the Hose

Thank you to all that joined us as we celebrated the opening of the City’s newest fire station. This new station is located at 205 Flint Ridge Rd. Fire Station #2 replaced the existing Fire Station #2, located at the corner of Academy and Holland...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

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Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

Kistner

Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Additional Info... Fire Department News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Thank you, Mendez Elementary!

02-10-21 Mendez Elementary Thank You Bags

For the week leading up to Valentine's Day, Mendez Elementary PTA cupid's were busy showered the fire department in Valentine's Day love.  Mendez Elementary PTA invited SMFD to their special Valentine&rsquo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

JFA 2021 & CFA 2021 CANCELLED

2021 Cancelled SMFD JFA CFA

Because of the global coronavirus outbreak and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Junior Fire Academy & Citizens Fire Academy.  Please see the JFA Website and CFA website for details ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell Retires

Chief Rowell Retires 01-22-21

Rick joined the San Marcos Fire Department in August 1986 as a firefighter trainee and has promoted thru the ranks of Engineer in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, Captain in 2005, Battalion Chief in 2007 to his current position, Assistant Chief, which he has hel...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

SMFD held a soft Grand Opening for Station #2

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San Marcos Fire Department hosted a small, socially-distanced grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This ceremonially marked the opening of its newest fire station #2.  This station is located off Ranch Road 12 in the La Cima ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Thank you, San Marcos H-E-Bs! Helping Heroes 2020

H-E-B Helping Heroes 2020 SMFD

This year, H-E-B adopted more than 750 fire stations statewide, including more than 200 in Central Texas, 100 in San Antonio and 70 in the Houston area. Taking a more social-distant approach this year to protect the health and safety of the H-E-B Partners...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Enjoy your retirement, Richard Howser!

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Engineer Howser has given San Marcos Fire Department and the community of San Marcos so much in his 40 years of service. We appreciate him and the dedication he has spread throughout his career. We’re sad to see you go, but happy for your next a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

Shovel Ceremony

The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Bobcats Give Back Returns in July

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A new take on move-out. Waste less. Donate more.

Moving out of your apartment this summer? Skip the packing-induced stress by donating unwanted goods to Bobcats Give Back July 5th - August 6th.

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Division is pleased to announce the return of Bobcats Give Back, a sus...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Sections of Playscape to Close at Children’s Park

CHILDRENS PARK CLOSURE BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

Beginning today, sections of the playscape at Children’s Park will close while a shade structure is installed over the playground. The closures are necessary to ensure safety while the project is completed.  

Children’s Park wi...

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021

A proposed amendment to the CDBG-MIT Action Plan is scheduled for April 2021.  The proposed amendment focuses on designation of specific projects and budgets for a portion of the overall $24 million in funding. Community engagement activities rel...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

San Marcos Planning and Development

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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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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Posted on: July 23, 2021

ZC-21-10 (La Cima Amenity Center Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “SF-4.5” Single-Family - 4.5 has been submitted by LCSM Ph 3, LLC for approximately 7.77 acres, more or less, described as Lot 1, Block A, La Cima Amenity ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2021

AN-21-05 (Whisper South Annexation)

Annexation of a 390.25 +/-  acre tract of land out of the J. Miner Survey, Abstract 321, the J. Veramendi Survey, Abstract 17, and  the T.G. McGehee Survey, Abstract 11 , Hays County, Texas, generally located between Harris Hill Road and ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2021

ZC-21-11 (Lively Ln CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from “GC” General Commercial to “CD-4” Character District 4 has been submitted by John David Carson, on behalf of LVLYLN, LLC, for approximately 0.98 acres, more or less, out of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (East of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-15)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment Center "EC”  has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 16.09 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (West of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-14)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment “EC” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 72.06 acres, more or less, out of the...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-4 (ZC-21-13)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3 “CD-4” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 34.13 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-3 (ZC-21-12)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3   “CD-3” has been submitted by Harris Hill Residential Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 363.72 acres,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

CUP-21-15 (North Street Student Housing)

A Conditional Use Permit request for Purpose-Built Student Housing has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust and 410 North Street LLC for for 410 North Street and 420 North Street. This property is located withi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

ZC-21-09 (North Street Student Housing)

A Zoning Change Application from Multifamily “MR-24” to Character District 5 Downtown“CD-5D” has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust, for approximately 0.328 acres consi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 17, 2021

AN-21-03 (parcHAUS)

Annexation of a 21.73+/- acre tract of land out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No. 63, in Hays County, Texas, generally located 1,500’ west of the Centerpoint Rd. and Center Point Ct. intersection. To track this case, click the followin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that, among other things, would address typographical a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-08 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-4” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-07 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-06 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 1 “CD-1” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for approximately 10.19 acres, more or less, out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 16, 2021

AN-20-10 (Legacy Square Annexation)

Annexation of a 23.2 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northeast corner of Redwood Road and South Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the following link: ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2021

AN-21-01 (La Cima Fire Station Subdivision)

Annexation of a 7.024 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, generally located at the intersection of West Centerpoint Road and Flint Ridge Road, described as Lot 1 and Lot 2, La Cima Fire Station Subdivision. To track this case, click the follo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2021

ZC-20-25 (Legacy Square Senior Living FD to CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Jeffrey L. Kittle, Kittle Property Group, Inc., on behalf of James Smith Jr., Smithco Redwood, LLC, for a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2021

ZC-21-03 (Blanco Riverwalk Multifamily MU to CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Mixed Use “MU” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Cuatro Consultants, Ltd, on behalf of BR 2020 Land Bk, LLC, for approximately 21.22 acres described as Lot 1B, Blo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2021

AN-20-09 (Rattler Storage Annexation)

Annexation of a 3.62 +/- acre tract of land out of the Rebecca Brown Survey, Abstract No. 46, Hays County, Texas, generally located on Rattler Road between Old Bastrop Highway and Highway 123 at 2835 Rattler Road. To track this case click on the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2021

PDD-16-02(A) Holt Tract PDD Extension

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to extend the development rights time period within the Holt Tract, comprised of 4.78 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, Abstract No. 17, Hays County, Texas, generally locate...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2021

ZC-21-01 (Sendero at Centerpoint CD-5) - POSTPONED BY THE APPLICANT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Teresa A. Shell, on behalf of Mark B. Randolph, for approximately 6.698 acres, more or less, out of the E...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code and Design Manual Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to Chapters 3 and 4 of the San Marcos Development Code and to Appendix A, Article 1 of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2020

3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for buildings located at 3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068). It appears that many of the buildings are older than 80 years of age. Therefore, the application is subject to the de...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2020

ZC-20-26 (Blanco Riverwalk CC to HC Zoning Change)

A Zoning Change Application from Community Commercial “CC” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Hermann Vigil, on behalf of Robert W. McDonald, for approximately 15.2331 acres, more or less, out of Lot 1, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Proposed Land Development Code amendments to LDC 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) an

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed Land Development Code amendments to sections 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) and 8.1 (Definitions) to include the following: limitations on tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

AN-20-12 (Picoma Annexation)

Annexation of a 33 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, and being Lot 1, of the R&R Subdivision, Section 2, generally located in the 2400 Block of Hwy 123. To track this case, click the fol...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2020

ZC-20-23

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-2.5 “CD-2.5” has been submitted by Chris Weigand on behalf of Vantage San Marcos, for approximately 12.43 acres, more or less, out of th...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2020

ZC-20-24 (Picoma)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Ed Theriot, Doucet and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jaime J. Russek Martinez, for approximately 31.24 a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

ZC-20-12 (Steen Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD) to Single Family (SF-6) has been submitted by Mike Siefert, on behalf of Lookout Partners, L.P., for approximately 12.99 acres out of the J.W. Berry Survey, located near the intersection of N LBJ Dr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2020

AN-20-08 (La Cima, Phase 2)

Annexation of a 89.694 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, and William Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-20 (The Mayan, Character District-3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 220.023 acres, more or less...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-19 (The Mayan, Character District-4)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 73.853 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-18 (The Mayan, Character District-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 42.872 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-17 (The Mayan, Light Industrial)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 38.019 acres, more or less, out o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2020

AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) and AN-20-07 (Redwood 3)

  • AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) Annexation of 10.1073 +/- acres out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract No. 474, Hays County, generally located at South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-06
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

ZC-20-14 (101 & 103 Lockhart Street)

A Zoning Change Application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Andrew Nance, on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately .2938 acres consisting of lot 46 of the A.M. Ramsay Subdivision, Located at 101 & 103 Lockhart ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

ZC-20-15 (La Cima, Phase 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC  on behalf of LCSM Ph 2, LLC for approximately 89.694...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

ZC-20-10

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD)” to Medium Intensity Planning Area has been submitted by Ed Theriot on behalf of McCoy Family Partnership One and Two, for approximately 109 acres out of the Barnett O. Kane, Cyrus Wickson...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-11 (Lantana on Bastrop)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by David Richardson, on behalf of Mark Tolley, Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, for approximately 10 acres, m...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-13 (Redwood 3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted by James Ingalls, on behalf of Jim Smith, Smith Co. Redwood LLC, for approximately 80 acres, more or less, out of...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint) and AN-20-05 (Palace Way)

  • AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation) Annexation of 9.160 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link:...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

ZC-20-04 (Mystic Canyon Update)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development, “CC” Community Commercial, and “P” Public and Institutional to “SF-6” Single Family has been submitted by Bill E. Cou...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 23, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Surpasses Capacity, Urges Adoptions

NF - SMRAS Surpasses Capacity

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced today, Friday, July 23, that it has surpassed its capacity and urged community members to help clear space for newly arriving pets. An adoption event planned for Sunday, July 25 at The Cigar Vault&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Drop Off Brushy Waste slated for Saturday July 24

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department will host an additional brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers this week to support cleaning efforts following recent storms. The drop-off will be available from 8 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

SMRAS Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Carol (48051565) 

Carol is a total Hallmark junkie! She's a hopeless romantic just waiting for her hooman in shining armor to sweep her out of the shelter! This 32-pound darling leans against you for love and just needs a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

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The City of San Marcos invites members of the community to join an Arts Master Planning Open House on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments ava...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Proposed Utility Disconnections Beginning August 31, Customers Urged to Apply for City-Funded Assist

Utility Assistance Newsflash

Disconnections and late fees for City of San Marcos utility customers are proposed to resume August 31, 2021. City Council will formally vote on the date during its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 3. 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Tip Leads to Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

Assault Suspect Arrested

On Friday, July 16, San Marcos Police arrested a suspect on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Trine Pastrano (DOB 02/29/1972) was taken into custody at approximately 1:40 p.m. after a citizen saw him dining at a restauran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Dusty (47732519)

Dusty (47732519) is far from shy! He's met all sorts of dog friends here and has been a super good boy. This cool, 65-pound husky finished his last heartworm treatment this week! Yay Dusty! Like most husky&apo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons Activate on East Hopkins

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Two new pedestrian hybrid beacons are now operational on East Hopkins Street. The beacons were installed as part of the City’s East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project, which broadened sidewalks to 10 feet wide, added pedestrian ligh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos Sustainable Summer Film Series continues this week with a free screening of “Motherload” at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 East Hopkins, on Friday, July 16 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The crowdsourced docume...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Police Ask for Help Finding Aggravated Assault Suspect

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The San Marcos Police Department requests assistance locating a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred July 11 at the Classic Inn, 921 North Interstate 35. A warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

City of San Marcos Selects Rob Fitch as Emergency Management Coordinator

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The City of San Marcos has selected Rob A. Fitch as its next Emergency Management Coordinator. Fitch begins his career in San Marcos Monday, July 12, and will be responsible for the City’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Graham (47751983) 

Graham is a little shy inside his cage, but once he comes, out he's Mr. Personality! This silly 2-year-old Shepherd/Basset Hound mix has been around other dogs here at the shelter and may enjoy the comp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo

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SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo 

 

On Thursday, July 1, San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) employees competed in the Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo. The competition offered a small group of employees from neighboring mun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Cape Road Closure for Installation of Storm Drain

Cape Road Closed

Beginning today, Tuesday, July 6, Cape Road will close to traffic for the installation of a storm drain. The installation is an extension of the Blanco Gardens Drainage Project and was added to the Main Lift Station Force Main Replacement Project as a res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Fabio (46886783)

We know what you're thinking. How can a dog as handsome and unique as Fabio end up here? We have no idea because this guy is just too cute and too much fun! Fabio is an absolute TANK at 64 pounds. He loves toys, r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

City of San Marcos Offices to be Closed July 5

4th Of July City Closures

City of San Marcos offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Services at City Hall, the San Marcos Public Library, the San Marcos Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices will be unavailable. F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Qualified Homeowners Encouraged to Seek Mortgage Assistance

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The City of San Marcos encourages homeowners with single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to seek assistance with the FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Psyduck (47893151)

A boxer that looks like a platypus? Well, why not? Psyduck has a huge head and a very big brain. He’s 60 pounds of hugs, wiggles, and goofiness! 2-year-old Psyduck was found knocking on doors looking for a new ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

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The City of San Marcos is looking for community volunteers to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions. To be considered for appointment, interest applications must be submitted by Friday, July 30. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

SMFD to Host Groundbreaking for Fire Station 6

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a public groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. to mark the beginning of construction on the San Marcos Fire Department’s newest station. Station 6 will be located at 5716 S Old Bastrop Highway, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (4)

Dog of the Week: Yanez (47741262)

Yanez is such a cuddle bug! Once you get down to his level, be prepared to have 62 pounds of love lying in your lap. This 4-year-old boy has lived with other dogs, so he may enjoy having a fur-sibling, so long as mealtimes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

SummerFest July 4th Fireworks and Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest Call for Entries

41st Annual SummerFest

The 41st annual SummerFest fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 4. There will not be a festival or concert, but members of the public are invited to submit photo entries for the virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Boil Water Notice Canceled After Water Main Break

Boil Water Notice Canceled

On June 14, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of San Marcos public water system, TX 1050001, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Summer Sustainable Movie Series Starts June 18

NF - Sustainable Summer Movies

This week, the City’s Keep San Marcos Beautiful program and the non-profit organization Sustainable San Marcos are kicking off a summer movie series focused on environmental awareness and sustainability. The series will begin with a free screeni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Boil Water Notice Issued After Water Main Break

Boil water advisory issued

Earlier today, June 14, a major water main break occurred and caused system pressures to drop below acceptable levels in certain areas. A boil water notice is therefore being issued for all addresses on the following streets: Longcope Loop, Philo Street, ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Selena (47553063)

Selena is a beautiful Norwegian Elkhound mix! We aren't sure what happened to her ear before coming to the shelter, but it sure does make her unique and extra cute! She loves her people and is super affectionate....

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit Assistance

NF - Emergency Broadband Benefit

The City of San Marcos encourages eligible residents to apply for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The temporary program could help lower the cost of broadband service for households impacted by the COVID-19...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

End of Watch Ride Stops in San Marcos to Honor Officer Justin Putnam

NF - Ride to Remember

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, the non-profit organization Beyond the Call of Duty will stop in San Marcos during its End of Watch Ride to Remember in honor of fallen officer Justin Putnam. Two trailers with photos of fallen officers from across the country wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance Program Available

Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance program Available

The City of San Marcos encourages residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for utility, rent, and mortgage assistance through a newly funded program. A total of $567,825 in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) fundi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Lucille (47002181)

 Lucille would definitely get the award for the sweetest face! This 1-year-old pup has helped out shelter staff at the front desk, gone on a Dog's Day Out (she walked great on leash and wanted cuddles a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

City Calling Local, Regional Artists for Mural Gallery

NF - Call for Mural Artists

The San Marcos Mural Arts and Main Street Programs are seeking local and regional artists to create a downtown mural gallery at 111 E. MLK Drive on the wall facing South LBJ Drive.  The application deadline is June 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

City of San Marcos Accepting Fan Drive Donations

Fan Drive Starts NF

The City of San Marcos is partnering with Community Action Inc. of Central Texas to accept donations benefitting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning during the warm summer months. 

The City is asking for don...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

San Marcos Designated Mermaid Capital of Texas

NF - Mermaid Capital of Texas

On Monday, May 24, Governor Greg Abbott signed SCR 9, officially designating the City of San Marcos as the MermaidCapital of Texas. 

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. Erin Zwiener, whose districts cover San Marcos, brought forward the res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

City Seeking Recommendations for City Recreation Hall Renaming

Rec Hall Renaming

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is asking the community to submit suggestions for the renaming of the City Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

“The City Council requested that the Parks and Recreation Board recommend a new nam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Raygar (47491549)

Raygar is a handsome, 6-year-old Boxer mix who knows the ropes! He knows sit, heel, and has even served as a service dog before! Raygar doesn’t like small critters - no cats or guineas for him, no siree! - but h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

SMTX 2021 to Highlight Achievements, Teamwork in San Marcos

Join us for SMTX 2021

The City of San Marcos will present SMTX 2021, a citywide update for residents, on Monday, June 7 beginning at 6 p.m. The 20-minute video presentation will include comments from Mayor Jane Hughson, City staff, and local business owners and may be viewed o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

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City of San Marcos offices including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. 

The Animal Shelter receiving and reclaiming departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

San Marcos Honors Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

San Marcos will pay tribute to local veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend with special events at the San Marcos City Cemetery and the Hays County Veterans Memorial.

American Legion Post 144 and Scout Troop 112 will host a ceremony commemorating U.S. m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Applications Now Open for Annual CDBG Funds

CDBG Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the annual Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. A total of $823,415 is available to support eligible projects and program administration primarily benefitting low-to-moderate income residents in San Marcos.

T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

San Marcos to Return to Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

NF - Stage 1 Restrictions

Following generous rains over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, the City of San Marcos will return to Stage 1 water restrictions effective Sunday, May 23 at noon. The 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level hit 666.0 feet and the daily r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

San Marcos Removes Mask Requirement in City Facilities

NF- City no longer requiring masks

The City of San Marcos revised its personal protection requirements inside City facilities and in outdoor public settings following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-36 signed on May 18, 2021. As of May 19, face coverings are optional, not require...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

City of San Marcos Allocated $18.1 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding

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The City of San Marcos has been allocated $18.1 million as part of the $350 billion American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The funding is distributed by the U.S. Department of Treasury in response to the economic impact of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS Route Change

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31.  The route will resume under a modified schedule in June. 

Between June 1 and August 5, the interurban 1517 route wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Sections of Playscape to Close at Children's Park

NF CHILDRENS PARK REPAIRS

Beginning today, sections of the playscape at Children’s Park will close while a shade structure is installed over the playground. The closures are necessary to ensure safety while the project is completed. 

Children’s Park wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Council to Hold Public Hearing on CDBG Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant City Council Public Hearing

The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed programs and projects to fund through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2021-2022 Action Plan. Comments will be accepted during a virtual public hearing at the City Council’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Public Invited

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) will participate in and benefit from two upcoming events hosted at local businesses. Torchy’s Tacos, 301 N Guadalupe Street, will host Pups on the Patio Thursday, May 13. Puppies on th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Applications Open for Coronavirus Relief Grants

Applications Now Open Coronavirus Relief Grants

Applications are now open for City of San Marcos Coronavirus Relief-General Fund Grants. A total of $640,000 is available through grants that are intended to support the creation or expansion of programs or projects that assist individuals negatively impa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

City Council Approves Wastewater Rate Adjustment

NF - Wastewater Rates

Beginning this month, wastewater rate calculations for City of San Marcos residential customers will be adjusted to minimize the impact of Winter Storm Uri. During their May 4 regular meeting, City Council approved a temporary change in the formula used t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Hosts Virtual Workshop for Arts Master Plan

NF - Arts Master Plan

The City of San Marcos is seeking resident feedback to update the City’s Arts Master Plan, the guiding document for city officials as they set policy related to arts and culture in San Marcos. Feedback from the public will help the City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

May City Hall Calendar

May City Hall Calendar

Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Keep San Marcos Beautiful Hot Spot Clean Up – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Keep San Marcos Beautiful and th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

San Marcos to Showcase Unique Cars During Great Race

NF - GREAT RACE

Next month, antique, vintage, and collector cars will roll through San Marcos during Great Race, giving fans an up-close view. The teams participating in the controlled-speed endurance rally will stop downtown for lunch on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City Offers Additional Brush Drop-Off for Winter Storm Cleanup

Additional Brush Drop-Off

The City of San Marcos will host a brush waste drop-off event on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brush drop-off is typically held on the second Saturday of each month, but the City decided to offer an additional brush-drop off day to help residents...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Sign Up Begins May 1 for Renewable Energy Credit Program

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The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) encourages residents to sign up for the new Council-approved Renewable Energy Credit Program. The program will begin May 1 and allows customers to purchase energy that has been metered and verified from renew...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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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.

The Capital Area Council of Governments deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide in Octobe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

City Seal

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 the City grows in the coming years.

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four...

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Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Transit

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS route changes

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31.  The route will resume under a modified schedule in June. 

Between June 1 and August 5, the interurban 1517 route wil...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

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The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day 2021 by offering free rides on all services Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Rides on the Interurban Regional Intercity bus services, Metro Connectors, and Municipal Bus services in the...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded $1.16 million in federal funding to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signe...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Uhland Road Improvements project Begins March 15th

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Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project. Work is expected to be complete by late 2022, weather permitting.

The project will correct drainage issues alon...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

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CARTS interurban and local San Marcos "The Bus" services will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, December 14, 2020. 

The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban route will be Friday, December 11...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Phased Scooter Pilot Program Launches in San Marcos

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The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, has signed a pilot agreement with Spin electric scooters for an initial two-step deployment of 200 shared scooters beginning this month. Spin has separate agreements with each entity wh...

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