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Posted on: January 20, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - Jan 20

Dog of the Week: Lola (48012839)

Lola has been in and out of the shelter since June 16, 2021. Lola is a sweet 8-year-old gal with medium-to-low energy. She likes playing with other dogs at SMRAS and is in a playgroup with three other dogs her size, but it&...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

CARTS Interurban Service Changes

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CARTS is experiencing a severe driver shortage due to the pandemic and will need to combine the 1510 Yellow and 1517 Gold Interurban Routes until further notice. The Interurban will depart from Texas State (7:50 AM, 10:05 AM, 12:55 PM, 4:10 PM, 5:00 PM an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Meet the Finalists: Animal Services Manager

SMRAS Meet and Greet

The City of San Marcos will host a meet and greet to introduce the finalists for the Animal Services Manager. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Community me...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week - January 13, 2022.

Dog of the Week: Gobber (48475465)

Gobber is super cuddly, very energetic, is as smart as a whip, and loves food! This 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shepherd mix needs an adopter with a lot of patience and the time to properly train him. Since he has such...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City to Distribute Free COVID-19 Take-Home Test Kits

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On Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, the City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), will host a distribution of free take-home COVID-19 test kits. The distribution will be held at San Marcos High School, 2601 Ratt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Police Release New Photos of Truck Involved in Fatal Crash, Request Assistance Identifying Driver

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

San Marcos Police have obtained surveillance photos of a box truck involved in a fatal crash on Jan. 3, 2022, which resulted in the death of 18-year-old Iliana Velez of Houston, TX. The box truck collided with Velez’s vehicle on northbound I-35 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

COVID-19 Community Discussion Jan 14

COVID Community Discussion

Have COVID-19 related questions? Get answers from local experts and members of our community. The City of San Marcos is hosting a live COVID-19 Community Discussion this Friday, January 14, 2022, at 12 noon on the City of San Marcos Facebook page. Submit ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Holiday Schedule for City Offices

4th Of July City Closures

City of San Marcos offices, including the Public Library, Animal Shelter, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 
All CARTS routes will not be operating on Monday and operations will r...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - January 2, 2022

Dog of the Week: Giggles (49285192)

Giggles is such a hoot! She loves laying on her bed to take a snooze or chew a bone. This 2-year-old Retriever mix LOVES toys; she will try to put two in her mouth because it's just too hard to choose one! She w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Open House Planned for Kissing Alley Reconstruction

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The City of San Marcos will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, for a project that will transform Kissing Alley, 121 E Hopkins St., into a downtown San Marcos destination. The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with live musi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Two Pedestrians Hit, Killed in Early Morning Crash

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On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at approximately 2:47 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to the 2300 block of State Highway 123, south of the Wonder World Drive intersection, for a major accident. The caller told officers they had struck two pedestrians who ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Argument Results in Man's Death, Suspect Arrested

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrested Milton Heyliger (DOB 11/17/1996) for Manslaughter following a San Marcos Police Department investigation into an assault that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Emmett Wors...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Opal (49066726)

Are you looking for a farm dog? Well, look no further because Opal is the best helper! She's nine months old and eager to learn some new tricks, even though she already knows a few things. She likes to play a littl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Holiday Schedule for City Offices

City Hall Offices Closed for Holidays

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Animal Shelter, Public Library, and Utility Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23 and 24, for the Christmas holiday and Friday, Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday.
 
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Interurban 1517 Winter Break Schedule

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Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, CARTS Interurban 1517 will not be in service as part of its winter break schedule. Interurban 1517 service will resume on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, and will operate on a reduced schedule through ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

News Flash Pets of the week - December 9, 2021.

Dog of the Week: Lina (48234616)

Lina has been at SMRAS since July 16, 2021, with little adoption interest. She's a high-energy dog and can be hard to walk on a leash at times, but shelter staff has been working with her on some of her behaviors. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Arts Commission Seeks Artist for Traffic Box Murals

Call for Artists

The San Marcos Arts Commission has issued two calls for artists to provide original artwork to be applied as “mini murals” on traffic signal control boxes on Hopkins Street and Sessom Drive. 

Both calls close Thursday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. and must b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Two Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

The San Marcos Police Department’s investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Lavonte Craig Benford has resulted in the arrest of two suspects. 

Lukas Javier Perez (DOB 08/16/2004) of San Antonio, TX, was booked into the Hays County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers for Boards, Commissions

Boards and Commissions Vacancies Open for Applications

The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens must fill out volunteer interest applications online by Friday, January 7, 2022, to be considered for appointment. The app...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Stephanie Reyes to be Named Interim City Manager

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After Executive Session Tuesday night, San Marcos City Council members provided direction to staff to add an action item to the next City Council meeting to name Stephanie Reyes Interim City Manager.

If approved during their regular meeting on December 7, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Police Investigating Homicide at Apartment Complex

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At approximately 2:22 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, the San Marcos Police Department responded to The Cottages at San Marcos, 1415 Craddock Avenue, in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound. Officers located one victim, 19-year-old Lavonte Craig...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

The City received a General Plan Award through the APA Central Texas Chapter and a Best Practice Award - Silver through the APA Texas Chapter. These awards are given to a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process that emphasizes resul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Frankenweenie (48807166)

Frankenweenie is the smartest dog you may ever meet! This boy knows how to give a high five, shake with BOTH paws, he knows sit, and he hops right in the car. He's polite when taking treats, walks right be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Holiday Camp Registration Now Open

Holiday Camp

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages everyone register their children for Holiday Camp this upcoming holiday break. This year the camp will run December 27-30, 2021, and January 3, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dunb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fargo (48001446)

Fargo has been at the shelter since June 15, 2021. He has the sweetest face and the softest fur! For being 6 years old, he still has lots of energy and is very playful. If you have another pup at home, staff recommend the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Applications Available for SMPD’s Blue Santa Program

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The San Marcos Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2021 Blue Santa Program. Completed applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Applications are available in English and Spanish and may be picked up ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

City Names Directors of Utilities, Public Works

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On Friday, Oct. 29, the City of San Marcos selected Tyler Hjorth as the Director of Utilities and Sabas Avila as the Director of Public Works. In May, Hjorth and Avila were named interim directors of their respective departments.  

“We a...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

COSM Statement on Behalf of City Manager Bert Lumbreras

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City of San MarcosOn Behalf of City Manager Bert LumbrerasNovember 2, 2021

Over the weekend an updated story related to a pending lawsuit against the City and multiple City officials regarding an incident in late October 2020 was released. The City denies ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

City Seeks Input on Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance Program

Five-Year Survey

The City of San Marcos’ Public Works Department developed an online survey to gather feedback on the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program. The department is seeking ideas and comments on sidewalk areas to includ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

San Marcos Ends Water Restriction on October 31

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The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, October 31 and will return to year-round water conservation rules. 

When the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level rises 660 feet above mean sea level (...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

San Marcos Activity Center Closed Due to Water Damage

Activity Center Closed

The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street, will be closed indefinitely due to water damage that occurred inside the building in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Initial reports indicate that the flooding appears to be the resul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

City of San Marcos to Honor Veterans with Month of Service, Veterans Day Parade

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, will host a month of community service opportunities in honor of Veterans Day. Residents are encouraged to decorate their home, vehicle, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fang (48820652)

Fang is an American Staffordshire Terrier with gorgeous fur and stunning golden eyes. He came into the shelter with his buddy Fog, who has already found her furever home. Fang may enjoy another low-energy dog at home that h...

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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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Press Releases
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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