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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Fact Check: Was a pregnant dog tied up outside in the freezing weather Jan. 16, 2018?

Fact: On Jan. 16, local media commented on a video sent to them by a viewer. Call logs show that an Animal Control officer visited the residence at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The dog was tethered to a tree with a small cord, but that was not preventing the d...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 22, 2016

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

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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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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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Posted on: April 16, 2019

SMFD and PD Donated Funds to 5th Graders

San Marcos Fire Department and San Marcos Police Department presented a check in the amount of $2,783.00 to Travis Elementary School fifth grade students on the morning of April 12, 2019.

SMFD and SMPD learned about a program at Travis Elementary School th...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

In Honor of Jana Green's Retirement

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Jana Green joined the City of San Marcos as an Administrative Secretary on September 19, 1984 and retired on January 31, 2019 after 34 years and 4 months of service.

Jana Green was promoted to a Planning Technician in May 1988; a Planning Assistant in Octo...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Valentine Lunch at Mendez

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“Let’s Heat Up The Week With Our Community Fire Departments” at Mendez Elementary School. The afternoon kicked off with a special invitation to First Responders to attend a “Be My Valentine” lunch with students at Mendez Elementary School on February 11, ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Fire Chief Les Stephens Appointed to One-Call Board of Texas

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In mid-December 2018, San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the One-Call Board of Texas, a seven member board with authority over “Call Before You Dig” systems that notify the underground facility ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Stuffed Animal Donation to SMFD

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The San Marcos Fire Department received a donation of 30 new plush animals on December 19, from JB Goodwin Realtors based in New Braunfels to provide comfort to children at the scene of incident calls. Brittney Herbelin, a City employee in the police depa...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Successful Pancake Fundraiser for SMFD

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SMFD and CFAAA wants to thank everyone for coming to visit Santa last Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 to enjoy some delicious, homemade pancakes cooked to perfection!  We also want to thank the generosity of McDonald’s that donated drinks, butter, and syr...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Graduation

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Graduates from the 2018 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s seventh graduation ceremony on November 5, 2018.  Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-w...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

GIS Mapping in San Marcos Greenspaces Assist 1st Responders

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The City of San Marcos Employee Group would like to recognize Katie Steele from GIS - Information Technology as the winner of the 3rd Quarterly CIVIC Award. Katie recently took on the initiative to improve the map-ping of the San Marcos Greenspaces by act...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

SMFD Wife Was Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

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The 2018 inductees into the Women's Hall of Fame, was long-time community volunteer, Aleene Howser, wife of Engineer Richard Howser.  The ceremony was held on Monday, October 8, 2018.  The hall of fame was established in 1984 to honor no...

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Posted on: September 8, 2018

Kick-Off for Fire Prevention Month

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To kick off Fire Prevention Month, the SMFD held an Open House to learn about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations.  Over 1000 kids, parents and grandparents enjoyed the 8th Annual Open House held on Saturday, October 6,...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Domino's Pizza Was Offered for Free or Free Smoke Detectors

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Domino’s, located at 1290 Wonder World Drive, and the San Marcos Fire Department rewarded select customers who had properly functioning smoke alarms with a free Domino’s pizza!  Orders that were placed from Domino’s ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Sunshine Kids Camp

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The Sunshine Kids Camp celebrated their 35th anniversary and for the last 28 years San Marcos has provided local and regional activities for the campers.  The free camp is for children ages 12-18 battling cancer and they arrive from cities all ov...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Names New Fire Marshal, Brings Office Under Fire Dept.

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The City of San Marcos is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Kistner, a former assistant State Fire Marshal and fire forensics professional, as the City’s new Fire Marshal.

With the hiring of Kistner, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal&...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Backpacks Donated to SMFD

CFAAA Donating Backpacks Resized

The San Marcos Fire Department thanks the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association for donating custom made backpacks for our Junior Fire Academy Summer Camp! The drawstring backpacks look sharp!  The summer camp was held in June and both session...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

CIVIC Award Winners

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The City of San Marcos Employee Group recognized Battalion Chief John Koenig, Captain Jeff Green, Engineer Scott Grunwald, and Firefighters Jordan Hutto and Bobby Dallimore from the San Marcos Fire Department as the winners of the 2nd Quarterly, Conduct t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Cat of the Week:  Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He’s a sweet boy who loves to be scratches behind the ears and plenty of pampering! He can be a little nervous around other cats, so he w...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

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Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and ol...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

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Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

                  

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San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected m...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

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Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

Spring Break Library Events

Monday, March 18

Scratch & Snap Coding

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Registration required.

Code Ninjas bring hands-on projects which teach the principles of coding in a fun way. For a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders charged with assisting the San Marcos City Council...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

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Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT). 

The EMAT is dedicated...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

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Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and ol...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

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Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT). 

The EMAT is dedicated...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

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Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and ol...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

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Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT). 

The EMAT is dedicated...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

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Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and ol...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure Agenda Update

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City Council will not be considering Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure for Historic Designation in tonight’s City Council Meeting. The agenda item has been postponed until January 29, 2019, after runoff elections when a full council can be...

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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.

“We’ve receiv...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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“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: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

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Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Legacy Project

San Marcos Planning and Development

The Legacy Project is a hands-on community planning effort which, this year, was focused on the revitalization of Downtown Frisco. Amanda, Emilio and Craig, all undergrad students at Texas State University, competed against Grad and Doctorate students fro...

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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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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

San Marcos Planning and Development

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

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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: April 12, 2019

ZC-19-08

A zoning change application from Public/Institutional (“P”) to Single Family 4.5 (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.31 acres, more or less, located in the 700 Block of McGehee Street. The San Marcos D...

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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: February 22, 2019

ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 85.9 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is locat...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 84.7 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is locat...

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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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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Hopkins St. Railroad Crossing Closed Saturday, Sunday

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The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close East Hopkins St. between the intersections of Charles Austin Drive and Thorpe Lane on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for a rail line replacement.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City Shred Day Slated April 27 at City Hall

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

The limit is three boxes per vehicle. No comme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2019

San Marcos Police Respond to Two Traffic Incidents

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High-Speed Chase Leads Police to San AntonioPolice Searching for Driver Who Fled on Foot After a 120 mph Pursuit

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Cat of the Week: Mia

A sunny windowsill or a warm lap is all Mia needs to be happy! She is a seven-year-old girl who loves a quiet room and gentle pets. Slide her a treat and you’ll quickly have all her attention and trust! Mia is already litter ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

San Marcos Municipal Court Closed Friday

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The San Marcos Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 19, for Good Friday, and will reopen at its regular time on Monday, April 23. All other city offices and facilities will operate as usual.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Robotic Cameras Being Used to Inspect Wastewater Lines

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San Marcos wastewater crews will be inspecting downtown wastewater line conditions with robotic cameras. The inspection process began April 5 and is expected to be complete in June.

Crews are utilizing CCTV cameras to traverse 28,000 feet of pipelines. Us...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Senior News

San Marcos Parks and Rec

l 50+ Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program – First Leg – Big City Tour

Kickoff Event - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their free walking program ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival Scheduled for April 18

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to participate the family-friendly Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 18, held from 6-9 pm at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

The event will feature carn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City to Host 'The Business-minded Artist' Workshop May 2

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Ryan Runcie will share his experience and business advice for fellow artists at a workshop May 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 2, 501 E. Hopkins.

The Business-minded Artist workshop will explore topics such as setting goals, earni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

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Youth Program Let’s Move!

Thursday, April 18

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Get your body moving with stretches, music, and cooperative play! Ages 5-10.

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, April 20

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with the Texas Stat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Crews Scheduled to Resurface Neighborhood Streets

Five-Year Street Maintenance Plan

The City of San Marcos will have construction crews in area neighborhoods starting Monday, April 15 to resurface city streets.

The slurry seal contractor, Viking Construction, will begin their street repair work next week for the El Camino Real, Blanco Vis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Candice and Marigold

Cat of the Week:  Candice

If you’re looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Candice. Candice is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who has already had a litter of kittens! She adores attention and will politely ask for a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Downtown San Marcos Receives Makeover Thanks to LCRA

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As part of their 5th annual Steps Forward Day, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) helped to beautify Downtown San Marcos on Friday, Apr. 5, by providing the volunteers and funding to landscape flowerbeds and remove over 100 unwanted stickers and gr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Posey Road Bridge Reconfiguration Begins Friday

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Starting Friday, the Posey Road Bridge will be closed to traffic as construction crews work to reconstruct and reconfigure the I-35 at Posey Road interchange for safety and mobility.

Construction is expected to cost $31.8 million. Project development was f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Murder Warrant Issued for Shooter at Uptown Square Apartments

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San Marcos Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for murder for An-drew Stephen Jones (03/27/1996) of San Marcos for a shooting that occurred Friday, Apr. 5 at Uptown Square Apartments, 1354 Thorpe Ln.

On Friday evening at approximately 6:37 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Police: Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Partygoer

Keyshaun Maurice Brown

On April 3, 2019 at approximately 5:05 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) arrested and charged Keyshaun Maurice Brown (4/04/2000) with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

On Saturday, March 30, at approximately 12:54 a.m. San Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Wednesday For Rail Work

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The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 am to 6 pm for a rail line replacement.

Traffic in the area will be detoured to Aquarena Springs Drive. Motorists are advised...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Lettuce and Coco

Cat of the Week:  Lettuce

Lettuce is a beautiful two-year-old tortoiseshell girl! She came into our shelter unsocial and was posted as a “barn cat,” but has since warmed up and now loves to cuddle and make biscuits. Lettuce wou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Discovery Center Holds First Sustainability Fair with Spring Plant Sale

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The San Marcos Discovery Center will hold the first Sustainability Fair in partnership with the biannual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 6,430 Riverside Dr, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Sustainability Fair will showcase 19 organizations that enhance sustainable...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

san Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Reaching Outside City Limits for Feedback

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The San Marcos Regional Animals Shelter (SMRAS) will host its second public meeting in Kyle on Wednesday, April 3 in regards to the shelter’s plan to achieve a 90 percent live outcome rate.

In December, San Marcos City Council directed staff to develop a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs

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Residents can now register for the annual Summer Fun and Discovery Camp programs. Registration for children can be done in person at the Grant Harris Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins. Registration for non-residents opens April 22.

Summer Fun

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

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The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is now accepting nominations for the Rogers Family Tourism Awards. 

There are two awards open for nomination: The Rogers Family Tourism Award and Rogers Family Tourism Lifetime Achievement Awa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Theodore and Mr. Jones

Cat of the Week:  Theodore

Four-year-old Theodore is a ball of love! This boy wants nothing more than your attention, and he’ll ask for it with a loud meow! He is very gentle, loves to play and loves to snuggle up next to you and purr th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery April 1 - 12, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

Abraham Barrera

On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery.

Witnesses informed police that the store was robbed at gunpoint by a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Sunday For Rail Work

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

Traffic in the area will be detoured to Aquarena Springs Drive. Motorists are advised to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Bagheera and Mai

Cat of the Week:  Bagheera

Meet a staff favorite! Bagheera is a two-year-old domestic short hair who is extremely outgoing. He’s a sweet boy who loves pets, treats and toys. Bagheera is very personable and friendly with all of our staff,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

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

San Marcos Parks and Rec

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

Entry forms will continue to be accepted through May 24, 2019...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

City Seal

The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill 19 positions on the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee with dedicated volunteers from throughout the community in the following positions:

  • Two Representatives from Texas State University
  • Two Representatives from t...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2019

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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Online registration is open for the San Marcos Youth Commission’s “Live Your Best Life” Leadership Conference, Saturday, April 6, 8:45 am to 2 pm, at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Participants will learn about topics such as financial literacy, coping wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Mr. Pickles and Starla

Cat of the Week:  Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He’s a sweet boy who loves to be scratches behind the ears and plenty of pampering! He can be a little nervous around other cats, so he w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

Rachel Ingle

San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT).

The EMAT is dedicated to the advancement of the field of emergency management both st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

Mother Son Bowling

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and older and their mother, mother-figure, aunt,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

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Spring Break Library Events

Monday, March 18

Scratch & Snap Coding

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Registration required.

Code Ninjas bring hands-on projects which teach the principles of coding in a fun way. For ages 7-14.

Tuesday, March 19

Storytime 10 & 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

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

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders charged with assisting the San Marcos City Council...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

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International Women’s Day:

“A Room of One’s Own” Art Show

Friday, March 8

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, you are invited to join local artist and poet, Debangana Banerjee, in a celebration of the artistic talent of women i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

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

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The deadline for the You(th) Can Do It! pageant is just over a week away on Friday, Mar. 15. The pageant will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, on March 29 at 7 p.m. The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Indigo and Buster

Cat of the Week:  Indigo

How could you say no to those eyes?! Indigo is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair. Indigo came to our shelter a little timid, but is warming up, and as she gets more comfortable in her environment, her fantastic ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Two Arrested for DWI, Intoxication Assault on Peace Officer

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Two individuals have been arrested on intoxication-related charges early this morning in downtown San Marcos after a routine traffic stop ended in an auto-pedestrian crash involving two members of the San Marcos Police Department.  

On Wednesday,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday - 750 River Road

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

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Rescheduled for May 23

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

There are still team slots available for those who wish to participate, and the dead...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Man Arrested for Sexual Assault, Police Seek Additional Victims

John McFarland

Point of Clarification: No portion of the original press release was intended to characterize the exact circumstances surrounding how the victim left the downtown area to later find herself in McFarland’s home. At this early stage of the investi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cruiser and Gus

Cat of the Week:  Cruiser

If you’re looking for a lap cat, Cruiser is your man! Cruiser is a four-year-old orange tabby who loves treats and scratches behind the ears. Cruiser wants to be the center of your attention, and can be a little shy aroun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Rio Vista Falls Repairs Needed Following Flood Damage

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Damage caused by past flooding, including the 2015 floods, is forcing the City of San Marcos to make emergency repairs to Rio Vista Dam and Falls. Rio Vista Falls is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists. As the weather warms up, the parks depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Police Investigating First Traffic Fatality of 2019

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

At the scene, police found that a black Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Armando Pu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Releases SMART Terminal Details and FAQ

City Seal

The City of San Marcos has released details and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming council agenda item San Marcos Air and Rail Truck (SMART) Terminal.

The document can be accessed here.

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Kick Off Meeting for the Travis Street Project on Tuesday

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The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will host a community meeting to kick off the Travis Street construction project designed to alleviate local drainage issues in the Heritage Neighborhood area.  The meeting wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

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

Ian Michael Madden

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 6:25 p.m., a San Marcos police officer was dispatched to San Marcos High School for a report of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student, a second-degree felony.

The officer was advised by the athleti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Main Street Names Tantra Coffeehouse Business of the Month

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The San Marcos Main Street Program has named Tantra Coffeehouse February’s Downtown Business of the Month for their investment in the downtown community, curb appeal and unique customer experience.

Since opening in 2007, Tantra has transformed th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Best Friends For Life Program Set to Begin February 25

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Texas State University to continue its inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For Life (BFFL). The program is free and open to youth, ages 2-13, of all ability levels. BFFL will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

New Vehicle Information Available on Hit and Run

San Marcos Police

The San Marcos Police Department is still seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Multiple videos provided by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Paulie and Merri

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

San Marcos Linemen Complete Four-Year Certification

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Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online remote education course that requires undergoing 906 hours of training and passing 40 written tests.

Linem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Electric Bikes Added to Bike Share Fleet

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VeoRide is bringing 150 e-bikes to the City of San Marcos and Texas State University this month, expanding the bike share program that launched last September.

Beginning February 22, the City and University will host multiple events both on campus and arou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Extends Registration Deadline

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Registration for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm, has been extended until February 28.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spell...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Join Warrant Roundup

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San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s Office are joining law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning February 19, with increased enforcement the entire month of March.

The San Marcos Municipal Court of Record has a warrant sear...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

SMRAS Releases Data from Animal Cruelty Seizure Case

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November’s large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total, the shelter took in 176 animals from The Leisure Cat (TLC) Animal Rescue that were living in brutal and i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

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On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 11:23 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Hilltop Dr for a report of shots fired with one person shot in the head.

Witnesses advised that the victim, Brihana Landrum (05/17/1994), ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with Murder

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The San Marcos Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the murder of Aaron Peterman earlier this week.

Martin Garcia Jr (01/29/96) of Austin and James Lee Zapata Jr. (05/11/99) of Kyle were arrested on Friday evening in Austin. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Homicide-Robbery

San Marcos Police

San Marcos Police are investigating a suspicious death at a local apartment complex that was discovered yesterday morning. They are treating this investigation as a robbery-homicide.

At 7:24am on Wednesday, February 13, the San Marcos Police Department res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Sessom Drive Waterline Repair Update

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Lane changes on Sessom Drive between Aquarena Springs to Ed JL Green have gone into effect as the waterline repair work along Sessom Drive continues.

Lanes are restriped and traffic controls will shift the traffic to the south (university) side of the road...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos to Participate in Great Texas River Clean Up

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The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle and the Texas River Protection Association are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 2 from 9am to 1pm that will clean all 90 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

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City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday trash and recycling co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

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Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and Texas State University.

Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Main Street to Host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon Feb. 15

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The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting the Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum located on 400 E. Hopkins St.

The public is invited to get comfortable in period furniture, take in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Calls for Artists

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The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing calls for artists for two mural projects this spring.

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The Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural, with input...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Police Seek Info on Saturday Night Hit and Run

San Marcos Police

The San Marcos Police Department is seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Pedro Ybarra, a 54 year old fathe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Friends of the Library Host 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

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

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Swarm of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Handsome Dan and Coco

Cat of the Week:  Handsome Dan

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

He’ll follow you and wind around your ankles. Handsome Dan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

City Seal

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Feb 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Riv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Police Arrest Man Wanted for Injury to a Child

Richard Blythe

The San Marcos Police Department has reported that Richard Blythe (dob 6.19.1999) was arrested in Killeen on Monday, February 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and is now in custody for charges of injury to a child/serious bodily injury.

An arrest war...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Tickets Still Available for Golden Sweetheart’s Ball

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, February 8, &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Ricky and Blueberry

Cat of the Week:  Ricky Ricardo

This boy is all about the cuddles! Ricky Ricardo is a four-year-old domestic short hair. He may be a little nervous in new environments, but once he is comfortable, he will happily lay in your lap or find a good win...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Accepting Final Applications for Housing Assistance

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The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of disaster recovery housing assistance for the original $33,794,000 awarded through a Community Development Block Grant. Applicants must have incurred damage to their homes in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Public Invited to My Historic SMTX Open House

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Residents will have a second opportunity to provide input regarding the My Historic SMTX project on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 West MLK Drive. 

The City of San Marcos Planning & Develop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

Belinda Moats of Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

San Marcos Police

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olympics,” said...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Phillicia Phillips and Abigail Gilfillan holding award

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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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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