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Posted on: August 6, 2019

City Accepting Applications for Arts and Cultural Grants

The San Marcos Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2019-2020 Arts and Cultural Grants now through Sept. 15, 2019. Information and links to the online application are posted on the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/artsgrants.

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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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Fact Check
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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Fact Check
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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Fact Check
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: August 20, 2019

Swearing In Ceremony held at City Hall

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A badge pinning ceremony took place at City Hall on Monday, August 19, 2019.  Two firefighters, Rudy Blasich & Joshua Jahns, took their oath of office as a solemn promise to defend the Constitution of the United States. Firefighter badges wer...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Will Be Held

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The San Marcos Fire Department would like to extend an invitation to you and your family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 8:45am at San Marcos City Hall, 630 East Hopkins Street.  It is the 18th anniversary since the terrorist attack on our coun...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Successful Fan Drive

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The San Marcos Fire Department has had a successful donation drive for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.  These will be donated to area seniors, people with disabilities, and households with children that are in financial need. Thanks...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

School Supply Drive

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The Greater San Marcos Youth Council's 18th Annual School Supply Drive is gearing up and ready to help the public school children of San Marcos. The drive runs from August 1st thru August 22nd and culminates with a Back-To-School reception for donors and ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

SMFD Jr. Fire Academy

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This summer's Jr. Fire Academy Summer Camp was a huge success. The kids learned about the various aspects of being a firefighter, life-saving techniques, fire safety and fire equipment. The SMFD hosted 48 children as part of their free summer camp program...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

State Farm Donation for SMFD Junior Fire Academy

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State Farm generously donated $4000 towards the San Marcos Fire Department Junior Fire Academy. The Fire Department is grateful for their support and generosity in offsetting expenses and helping to make this free summer camp possible for so many children...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony

Jana Green received retirement recognition after 24 years of service.

The Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019. Here are some highlights below: 

(From left to right) Fire Marshal, Kelly Kistner with Captains Clint Foehner and Jonathan Henderson, who received their Peace Officer badg...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Fire Station #1 Wins Main Street’s “Partner of the Month” Award

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The distinction, formerly “Business of the Month,” is a new label that has been expanded to encompass both hardworking small businesses and non-profit or public service organizations

Fire Station #1 has served San Marcos from its current location since 196...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

SMFD and PD Donated Funds to 5th Graders

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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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Fire Department News
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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Fire Department News
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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Fire Department News
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: 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: 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

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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: August 13, 2019

New rules for mobile food units

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Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit.  Mobile Food Units currently permitted by the City who have grills, gas stoves, fryers, or other food equip...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Harvey E. Miller Named Outstanding Senior Volunteer

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board invites the public to attend the San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Act...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Miss Beautiful Pageant and You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Winners Announced

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On Friday June 7, the fourth annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stage with former San Marcos Mayor, John Thomaides as the host and four contestants competing for the title of Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019. There were two portions of the pageant, beach w...

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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: April 29, 2019

San Marcos Planning News

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The San Marcos City Council has made Workforce Housing a strategic initiative for a second year in a row. Read below to find out more about some of the ways the City is addressing this important priority and get involved. https://cvcpl.us/f3A1NEu

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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

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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

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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

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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: 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: August 23, 2019

Workforce Housing to Discuss Land Banks Aug. 29

Public Meeting Flyer for event with Nick Hall

Join the City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force for a Public Meeting on Land Banks with Chairman of the Houston Land Bank Nick Hall on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Land banks are a potent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Big

Photo, featuring from left to right: SMCVB employees Denise Pardo, Steve Anderson, Sarah Smith, and

The City of San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) brought four Idea Fair Awards home from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) during their annual conference in Denton this month.

The SMCVB won the first place People...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Automatic Daffodil

This girl’s smile is contagious! Automatic Daffodil is a 10-year-old Shepherd mix who is loving life. She was found with a large mass on her neck that had to be removed, and she’s recovered beautifully. She still romp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Downtown Bike Lane Striping to Begin on Guadalupe

 A graphic featuring (from left to right) a sidewalk. two-way bike lane, parking lane, two one-way v

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department announced that as part of the current Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) street overlay project underway on Guadalupe Street, the striping portion of the City’s futur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

September Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ Facebook for Seniors Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Join us for a Free Facebook for Seniors Workshop and learn how to sign up for Facebook and stay connected with friends and family members! The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the Sa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Chamber of Commerce Wins Partner of the Month

Photo of Main Street staff presenting award to Chamber of Commerce staff

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

Since 1903, the Chamber has provided a wealth of resources to local businesses through leadership, educatio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Castle Forest Improvements Meeting Aug. 21

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department, along with engineering consultants from HDR Engineering, Inc., will host a public meeting regarding Castle Forest Subdivision stormwater drainage conditions at the San Marcos Activity...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

Children playing giant Connect 4 game at a park with families playing in the background

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the third 2019 Party in Your Park event on Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Activities wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

Library News

Growing Up Wild

August 15, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool-aged children are welcome to attend our 10 a.m. session, while sc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

City of San Marcos Accepting Eldercare Fan Donations

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The City of San Marcos is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The City will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle; Downtown Station 1 at 114 E. Hutchison; St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for August 15

Neighborhood Conversation graphic featuring a hand holding heart art with text about event

The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 6, including Blanco Gardens, Two Rivers East, Fairlawn, Blanco River Village and Saddlebrook, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at K.A.D. Korner Store, 820 Sturg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Red dog smiling outside

Vera Fang

If you want a calm companion who gets along with everyone, this is your girl. Vera Fang is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is a bit shy, but loves adults, kids, other dogs and treats! She’s also picked up a few tri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City to Test School Zone Flashing Lights Next Week

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Public Services Transportation Division will test school zone flashing signs in the morning and afternoon on Aug. 13 in preparation for the fall semester. School zone speed limits will not be enforced during the test period.

Once the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Northbound McCarty Exit Closed for Tax-Free Weekend

Map of San Marcos area highway, including McCarty Lane

The northbound McCarty Lane exit ramp (Exit 201) on IH-35 will be closed on Friday, Aug. 9 starting at 12 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. to accommodate increased traffic at the outlet malls during Tax-Free Weekend.

The purpose of the exit ramp closure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Storytime

August 9, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

 

Baby Storytime

August 9, 12 p.m.

An early literacy playgroup for pre-walkers. Join other babies for songs, stories, stretches and playtime!...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

SMTX 4 All Open House Slated for Aug. 14

SMTX 4 All Logo

The City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force is seeking input on the proposed Draft Strategic Housing Action Plan at the upcoming SMTX 4 All Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City Accepting Applications for Arts and Cultural Grants

Photo of indigenous statue

The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2019-2020 Arts and Cultural Grants through Sept. 15, 2019. Information and links to the online application are posted on the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/artsgrants.

Ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

City Seal

City of San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident on IH-35 northbound at Wonder World Drive Exit 202 at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man.

According to witnesses, Martel Tamar Sanders (DOB 01/3...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog looking at camera outside

Leah

If you like a cat with personality, Leah may be your girl! This beautiful two-year-old tabby has piercing eyes and a vibrant spirit. She’s had ups and downs in her life, so she has to be careful before warming up to people, but once you earn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Harvey E. Miller Named Outstanding Senior Volunteer

Photo featuring Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Winner Harvey E. Miller at 2018 MLK March. Photo By D

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board invites the public to attend the San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Act...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Brushy Waste Drop-Off Aug. 10 at 750 River Road

Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 750 River Road.

Residents driving to the drop-off will take the San Marcos Animal Shelt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Reward for Iconic Village Fire Increased to $110,000

Graphic detailing new reward of $110,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of the person

Representatives from the City of San Marcos and the Houston Field Division Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) hosted a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Seeks Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations

Photo of two women holding awards

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations by Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. for initiation into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame, which honors women who have made meaningful contributions to the San Marcos community through personal achievement and co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

San Marcos Homecoming for D-Day Aircraft on Aug. 9

Photo of That's All Brother, WWII aircraft, flying over a green landscape

After a month-long tour in Europe to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is hosting a homecoming ceremony for the iconic World War II C-47 That’s All, Brother (TAB) on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Press Conference Aug 2, 10:30 a.m.

City Seal

The City of San Marcos and the Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will host a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins St. to annou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Slime Rodeo

August 1, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Which slime is best? Come test them out! For ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

  

Chess Night

August 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Sink Creek Project Awarded U.S. Forest Service Grant

Photo of Sink Creek Forest Tract, including trees and groundcover

The City of San Marcos will receive a $423,500 grant from the United States Forest Service to fund the land purchase of the Sink Creek Community Forest Tract. This is the first Community Forest and Open Space Program grant awarded to a project in Texas.

Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Electric Utility to Begin Multiyear Tree Maintenance

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) will initiate tree pruning and removal in the Millview, Springtown, and Rio Vista areas on Monday, Aug. 5, in an effort to improve the reliability and safety of the electrical system in the City. McCoy Tree S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and orange cat looking at camera

Erin

Look at this stunning girl! Not only is she uniquely beautiful, she’s also very sweet. Erin is a one-year-old kitty who is kind, easy-going and is used to being around other cats. She loves treats and will happily accept some scratches behin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Police to Serve BBQ at Student Shoe Benefit Aug. 3

Large barbecue pit trailer with San Marcos Police Department logo on the outside

The City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is joining forces with Hays Cares Shoes of Hope on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lehman High School at 1700 Lehman Road in Kyle, to help provide over 200 Hays County students with shoes as they ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Fire Department Presents Awards for Achievement & Life-Saving Efforts

Kistner with Award Recipients

The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized significant achievements by members of its department, as well as members of other organizations and our community, at its annual awards ceremony held recently at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Among the r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Citizens Fire Academy Accepting Applications for 2019

2018 Cadets learn about fire extinguisher safety

The San Marcos Fire Department is gearing up for its ninth Citizens Fire Academy this fall. The free hands-on academy will be held from August 12 through November 4.

During the 12-week course, students will see how firefighters perform swift water rescues ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat 

July 25, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

July’s challenge is to read an award-winning book. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

Brandon

This guy might look like a grumpy cat, but he is full of love! Brandon is a one-year-old, extremely chill orange tabby who loves cuddling. Let him follow at your feet and he’ll likely bump you with his head to ask for pets or treats. With...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City to Expand Renewable Energy Portfolio in 2021

Solar Panel

The City of San Marcos has announced that its wholesale electric provider, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), has executed a solar power purchase agreement that will bring the total renewable energy powering the City to 10% in 2021.

In January, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

Sidewalk Construction

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Monday, July 29th at 6 p.m. to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Night-Time Lane Closures for Loop 82 Improvements

Road Closed Sign

On Monday, July 22, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin evening lane closures southbound along Loop 82 (Guadalupe St.) between University Drive and San Antonio St. as part of their annual road maintenance program.

For minimal traffic ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Police and TX Roadhouse to Benefit Special Olympics

Tip-A-Cop

Officers from the San Marcos Police Department will be serving tables and collecting donations at Texas Roadhouse, 1502 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the annual “Tip-a-Cop” event in support of Special Olympics Texa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

One Year Later, Iconic Fire Investigation Continues

Iconic Village fire victims

Almost a year after the tragic Iconic Village fire that resulted in the homicides of five individuals and injury to seven others, authorities continue to appeal to the public for new information.

“The investigation is on-going and continues to be actively ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

San Marcos Parks and Recreation 50+ Programs for August

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ San Marcos Game Day Club: Meets every Monday- except City Holidays!   

Join the San Marcos Game Day Club. This social club meets every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, Meeting Room 1, from 12:30-4 p.m. Game materials for Bridg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Sunset Acres Improvements Open House on July 23

Sunset Acres Scope Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff, along with engineering consultants from Allen Plummer Associates, will hold a neighborhood open house on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision at the Owen Goodnight Middle ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

SMPD Offering Higher Pay for Experienced Recruits

Police Department Billboard: We Are Hiring! Visit SMPDJOBS.COM for more information.

The San Marcos Police Department has increased the starting salary for recruits with four or more years of experience to $64,913. This is in addition to the $3000 bonus already given to incoming officers.

“Experience is invaluable in a new hire, so we stri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Wildlife Craft

July 18, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

For all ages. Kids under five will need adult help. Crafts take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All supplies provided.

Growing Up Wild

July 18, 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

San Marcos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Public Invited to State of San Marcos on July 31

State of San Marcos Logo

The City of San Marcos will host the State of San Marcos on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. The public is invited to attend.

The free event is a collaborative speaker session featuring Mayor Jane Hughson, San Marcos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Tan an white dog smiling at camera outside

Usbaldo

This sweet one-year-old boy is ready to play! Usbaldo loves to be scratched behind his ears and will chase after anything you put in front of him. He’s an outgoing guy who is very personable and friendly with all of our staff, and even st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Third Arrest Made in DeMarcus Allen Capital Murder Case

Chelsy Mistretta Mug Shot

A third person will be charged in connection with the June 5 murder of DeMarcus Allen at the Village of Telluride Apartments. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in Bryan, TX after investigators discovered she was in the veh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Lions Club Tube Rental Named Partner of the Month

Lions Club

The San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to announce the San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental as the July “Downtown Partner of the Month.” The business, now located in a stand-alone building in City Park, dates back to the 1970s when it operated from the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

GED Registration (Part 2)

July 11, 9:00 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Adults wanting to prepare for the GED exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Must have attended P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City Dedicates New Mural on Sessom Drive

People from community standing in front of Sessom Drive Mural. Front row from left are Pam Dever, Jo

The City of San Marcos dedicated a new mural by Washington artist Jake Wagoner on Sessom Drive on Tuesday, July 2.

The mural, titled “Life in Color,” illustrates the wildlife of the Edwards Aquifer and encourages people to be good stewards of its delicate ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for SMart Award

City Seal

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations for the SMart Award, a recognition program honoring artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members and businesses, students and friends of the City who have contributed substantially to the cultur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

White and grey cat laying on a chair wearing a cowboy hat

Mamacita

If you’re looking for a cat who will tolerate almost anything, Mamacita is your gal. She’s a one-year-old girl who loves to talk, is very affectionate and will let you dress her up! She loves to check out her new surroundings and eagerly greets st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road Intersection Improvements Public Hearing

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Engineering/CIP Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will hold a public hearing on the proposed Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road Intersection Improvements project on July 9, 2019 at the V...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2019

City Staff Win Awards for Communications, Sights & Sounds

Four women stand in front of a curtain holding an award plaque.

Two City of San Marcos departments have recently received recognition at award ceremonies for their 2018 programs.

Communications Department

The Communications Department won two TAMI Awards at the June 2019 Texas Association of Municipal Information Office...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Storytime

July 5, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

  

Yarn in the Community

July 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

The library invites ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City Offices Closed July 4; Enjoy City-Sponsored Fireworks

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day Holiday.

The free SummerFest celebration will run from 6-10 p.m. at San Marcos ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Library Upcoming Events

Library News

Wildlife Craft

 June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 For all ages. Kids under five will need adult help. Crafts take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All supplies provided.

 

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat 

 Ju...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Pedestrian Struck & Killed in Early Morning Hours

City Seal

San Marcos Police responded to an auto-pedestrian collision in the early morning hours of Tues., June 25, 2019 that resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman.

 

At approximately 12:38 a.m., San Marcos 9-1-1 received calls for a major traffic col...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Rhea's Ice Cream Wins "Partner of the Month" Award

Rhea's Ice Cream Group Picture

The San Marcos Main Street Program has designated Rhea’s Ice Cream “Partner of the Month” to celebrate the shop’s growth and its 10-year anniversary.

Rhea’s Ice Cream was first started by Rhea Ortamond who ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with June 5 Capital Murder

murder arrest

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder that happened at the Village on Telluride on June 5. Jon Hunter Jervis (07/29/1995) and Lapear O’Neal Willrich (08/17/1993) have both been charged with Capital Murder.

Jon Hunter Jervis (07...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cupid

Cupid

Cupid lost her home when her person suddenly lost theirs and couldn’t care for her. Despite being just a pup herself, she lovingly nurtured a litter of six. Now this playful one-year-old girl is ready for her own love and nurturing! Cupid is housetra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Guadalupe St. Improvements - University Drive to Grove St. Public Hearing

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, will hold a Public Hearing Monday, June 24 at the San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

The public hearing i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Zoomagination Animal Shows

 June 20, 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:00 p.m.

 Back by popular demand! Animal-loving kids will meet live mammals, birds, and reptiles. Free tickets available at the library starting June 6! Program sponsored ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mural Artists to Meet with Community Members June 20

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The City of San Marcos will host a community gathering with artists Jennifer Khoshbin and Celia Mendoza, who will gather public input on a mural they will create at the Conoco gas station on Hwy 123, on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Sinai Pentecostal Chu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Mai

Bocephus 

Such a sweet boy! Bocephus is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who loves outings and is well-behaved and relaxed in the car, on walks, meeting other dogs, and hanging out at canine-friendly restaurants and parks. Although ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Miss Beautiful and You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Winners Announced

John Thomaides smiles with Elsa Sanchez, Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019

On Friday, June 7, the fourth annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stage at the San Marcos Activity Center with former Mayor John Thomaides hosting and four contestants competing for the title of Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019. There were two portions of t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Open House Wednesday on E. Hopkins Bike & Ped Project

Sidewalk

The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, will host an Open House on Wed., June 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 3, 501 E. Hop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City Offers Options for Tree & Wind Storm Debris

Brush

The City of San Marcos is offering residents several options for disposing of branches and limbs blown down during yesterday’s wind storm, including adding an extra Brush Drop Off opportunity on Sat., June 15.

“Not everyone has the mea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Housing Task Force to Draft Strategic Action Plan

City Seal

The City will hold its fourth Workforce Housing Task Force meeting on Thursday, June 13, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St to begin reviewing an initial draft of the Strategic Housing Action Plan that includes spe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Aquarena Springs Drive Waterline Replacement Beginning

City Seal

As part of the City’s Capital Improvements Program, the City of San Marcos will be closing lanes on Aquarena Springs Dr. between Sessom Dr. and Charles Austin Dr. for construction beginning on Tuesday, June 11.

The project will replace an aging w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Bobcats Give Back Expands from University to the Community

Bags of Donated Items

In an effort to improve the appearance of neighborhoods, and decrease the number of items going into a landfill, the City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department and Texas State University will be expanding the Bobcats Give Back program to provi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Police Investigating Homicide at The Village on Telluride

City Seal

San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred today at the Village on Telluride in San Marcos.

 

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at approximately 7:10 a.m., officers were called to the 300 block of Telluride to a report of a burglary of a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Street Maintenance Slated for Downtown and Belvin Street

A neighborhood street with the words Street and Sidewalk Maintenance

Beginning June 10, the City’s Public Services Transportation Department will start street maintenance work in the Belvin Street and Downtown areas.                  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Cat Adoption, Intake Closed Due to Panleukopenia Virus

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia.

Feline Panleukopenia is a highly contagious vir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

High Speed Chase Ends After Crash, Suspect Arrested

George Alvarado Mugshot

A San Antonio man is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase down IH-35 in a vehicle. George Alvarado (02/05/1987) was arrested and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest detention, burglary of a vehicle, driving with li...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

CM Allen Parkway Scheduled for Completion in November

CM Allen Project

Due to additional work required and rain delays, the CM Allen Parkway construction project is behind the original schedule. The City’s Engineering and Capital Improvements Department now estimates the roadway will be re-opened to the public by m...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

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Herbalism Club

Sunday, June 2 and every first Sunday

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Let’s talk about herbs! Join us for an ongoing herbalism knowledge-share with other local gardeners, foragers, and plant lovers. Feel free to bring favorite books, recipes, seed...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Take a Downtown Ice Cream Tour With “Scoops on the Square”

Scoops On The Square

Enjoy an evening of family fun with the San Marcos Main Street Program at the first ever Scoops on the Square on Saturday, June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in historic Downtown San Marcos!

The inaugural event will feature a progressive tour of retail businesses ser...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Former High School Teacher Wanted for Sexual Assault

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The San Marcos Police Department has issued arrest warrants for a former member of the San Marcos High School faculty after receiving reports of an improper sexual relationship with a student.

On November 28, 2018, a female victim came forward with a repor...

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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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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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Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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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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