Posted on: January 12, 2018

San Marcos FD Hosting TEEX Fire Officer III/IV Course

Fire Officer III-IV Flyer 2017

The Texas Fire Officer Program is a comprehensive fire officer training program offered by TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute to all Texas fire service personnel. The program consists of NFPA 1021-based Fire Officer courses (Fire Officer I, II, II...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy Graduation

2017 Graduates.  Photo by Don Anders

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Federal Grant to Equip Fire Trucks with Lifesaving Devices

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

SMFD Dedicated New Fire Engine at Station 4

Group in front of new engine.

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

The pushin...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

SMFD and Gumby's Pizza Fundraiser

Gumby Pizza

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Congratulations to the SMFD Graduates

Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Group Photo

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

'Fill the Boot' for MDA Fundraiser

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

City Remembered Tragedy, Heroes of Sept. 11, 2001

9-11 Memorial

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fire Crews Lend a Helping Hand to Katy FD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Banana Split Eating Contest Between FD and PD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

SMFD Brings Home Silver

SMFD Soccer Tournament 2017

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Public Safety Bond Gets Voter OK

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating for San Marcos

Firefighters Fighting a Fire

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

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Fire Department News

Posted on: January 16, 2018

City offices to open at 8 a.m. Wednesday

City offices will be open for normal business hours Wednesday, January 17 at 8 a.m.

Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

City Council Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 30

The Jan. 16 City Council meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 due to hazardous driving conditions.

“As emergency personnel respond to dozens of accidents throughout San Marcos, we felt it was important to keep citizens, staff and cou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Traffic Signal Work Scheduled at IH-35/SH 80 Jan. 14

City crews and contractors will conduct traffic signals improvements at the intersection of IH-35 and SH 80 on Sunday, Jan. 14 from 8 – 11 p.m.

The work will modify traffic signal phasings to improve signal operations at the displaced-left interc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Traffic Update

LP 82: Loop 82 and IH-35 Interchange signals will be on flash or temporarily dark Jan. 14, 2018 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. while City crews work on improvements to signal operations at the displaced-left interchange. City Transportation Engineer: 512.739.8306...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2018

City Warns of Scammers, Unlicensed Solicitors

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

Phone scammers

Residents have received calls recently from scammers telling ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2018

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Bailey

Bailey has finished her heartworm treatment and she’s looking for her forever home! This sweet and cuddly two-year-old Labrador mix is patient and gentle, but also loves to goof around and play with other large dogs. She&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Tickets on sale for Valentine’s celebration for 50 and over

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 19th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities. Tickets are available for purchase through Feb. 7.

This...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Code SMTX Public Hearing Postponed

A public hearing and first reading for Code SMTX originally scheduled for the Jan. 16 City Council meeting will be postponed to allow City staff to provide additional information to Council.

A work session to discuss Code SMTX has been set for Jan. 19 at 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Send Your Love from Kissing Alley for Valentine’s Day

The San Marcos Main Street Program has kicked off their Love Downtown Campaign by opening the Valentines Mailbox in Kissing Alley. Now through Feb. 14, they will be accepting letters to be marked and sent from Kissing Alley in honor of Valentine&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2018

January 2018 Downtown Business of the Month

The San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to present the January Downtown Business of the Month award to Accent Lighting Designs for their longevity, innovation and growth over the years as a downtown business.

For over 20 years, Accent Lighting Designs ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Work to Begin on McKie Water Main Project Monday, Jan. 8

City contractors will begin work on the installation of a water main along McKie and Lee streets next week. These roads will be closed to through traffic during construction.

The $588,000 project begins Monday, Jan. 8 and will replace undersized water main...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2018

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill more than 20 City boards and commissions with dedicated volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and send them to the City Clerk’s office by Wednesday, Janu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2017

January City Hall Calendar

January 1-12, 2018

 

 Leaf drop-off and Christmas tree recycling, Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins.

 

Monday, January 1, 2018

 

 City offices closed for New Year’s Day holiday.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2017

City Invites Human Services Agency Applications

Human service agency applications for funding from the City of San Marcos for 2018-2019 are now available and are due by Feb. 9, 2018.

Agencies may pick up an application from the Finance Department in the Municipal Building, 630 E. Hopkins or download fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2017

City Offers Multiple Options for Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees as the holiday season wraps up:

  • Christmas tree drop off: Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018 at 401 E Hopkins (Grant Harris parking lot). Trees of all sizes with no ornamen...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

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

To register or ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Got Leaves? Donate Them to Bobcat Blend

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery program and Texas State University’s Bobcat Blend Composting program are offering San Marcos residents a way to divert leaves from the landfill.

Bobcat Blend is collecting leaves at the parking lot of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Support Children’s Park Playscape Renovation

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Departments is in the process of rebuilding the playscape at Children’s Park, and the community is invited to join the effort by purchasing a personalized fence picket to honor a family member, friend,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Senior Expo Vendor Booths Are Still Available

San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the City of San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board will host their Senior Citizen EXPO on Thursday, January 25,, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. This free event will c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Portion of Chestnut Street to Close for Sidewalk Construction

Chestnut Street between Walnut and Acorn will be closed to through traffic daily, during daytime working hours, until mid-January for construction of a sidewalk that will increase pedestrian safety in an area where residents have raised concerns.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2017

San Marcos Man Convicted of Arson in 2016 Car Fires

A San Marcos man has been convicted of arson for setting two cars on fire in the spring of 2016.

Paul Lawrence Mussler (DOB 1/22/1973) pled guilty to arson Dec. 11 and received a five-year prison sentence from State District Judge Bruce Boyer.

Mussler was a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Call For Artists – Raising Cane’s Retaining Wall Mural

The City of San Marcos, in partnership with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, is seeking proposals from artists and/or artist teams to design and create a mural on the retaining wall located at the restaurant. This mural will be an addition to a s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Child Found

UPDATE: Kara Ryan has been found safe and has returned home. Police have no further details at this time.

San Marcos Police are searching for a missing San Marcos girl last seen on Friday.

Fourteen-year-old Kara Ryan was last seen when she left her home on ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Tuesday’s Blue Santa Wrapping Canceled

The Blue Santa toy wrapping scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12 has been canceled.

Toy wrapping will resume the following Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 750 Barnes Drive Suite 100 (between Target and JCPenney). Volunteers are welcome and needed to wrap or package toys fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Man Who Crashed Stolen Vehicle Wednesday Morning Dies

An Ohio man who was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot has died of his injuries.

Michael Ray Russell (DOB 11/15/1987) of Wooster, Ohio, was taken off life support Dec. 9 a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Man Arrested, Charged with Burglary and Stalking

San Marcos Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and watching her as she slept.

At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, officers responded to Treehouse Apartments for a burglary of a habitation in progress.

The woman w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Man Critically Injured After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Wednesday Morning

An Ohio man was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot.

At approximately 7:18 a.m., San Marcos Police Dispatch received a call of a traffic collision northbound IH-35 near the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2017

WIC Offices to be Closed for Training Dec. 11 - 15

The City of San Marcos WIC offices (located in San Marcos, Kyle, Lockhart, Seguin, and New Braunfels) will be closed December 11 - 15, 2017. All staff will spend the week training on a new paperless system that will offer clients enhanced features and rep...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Man Charged in Murder of San Marcos Police Officer

A San Marcos man has been charged in the shooting death of San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland.

Stewart Thomas Mettz (DOB 9/18/1966) has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer, as well as injury to an elderly person and assault causing ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Believed to Have Fatally Shot San Marcos Police Officer

San Marcos Police have issued an arrest warrant for the man they believe fatally shot Officer Kenneth Copeland Monday afternoon.

The warrant names Stewart Thomas Mettz (09/18/1966), who remains in an Austin hospital under medical care.

He has not yet been c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

SMPD Officer Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty Identified

A San Marcos Police Officer shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision has been identified.

Officer Kenneth Copeland, 58, and other SMPD officers were serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision Monda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

SMPD Officer Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty

A San Marcos Police Officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision. The officer’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

He and other SMPD officers were serving a warran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Shelter receives donation from San Marcos Treatment Center

On Friday, Nov. 17, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter received a donation from The San Marcos Treatment Center of $3,286 toward an update to their cat adoption room. This donation will upgrade at least one cat kennel bank in the adoption room, improv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Planning Interns Honored at State Conference

Planning and Development Services congratulates interns Amanda Padilla and Emilio Levario, along with their classmate Craig Garrison, for winning the Legacy Project Competition at the 2017 American Planning Association Texas Chapter Conference in Frisco N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy Honors Seventh Graduating Class

Graduates from the 2017 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s graduation ceremony on Nov. 6.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

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

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

Residents and proper...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Announces Changes to Streamline Council Meetings Beginning Dec. 5

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

Upcoming City Council Meeting format changes begi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

El Conda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

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

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