1. News & Announcements

  1. Aubrianna Alvarez and Elijah Montez

    Brief Pursuits Result in Overnight Arrests

    San Marcos Police engaged in two vehicle pursuits in the same area of town at approximately the same time overnight on February 25, 2020. SMPD... Read on...
  2. Group of volunteers standing behind pile of collected trash from clean-up

    35th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle are calling on volunteers to register for the 35th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on 3/7... Read on...
  3. Parks and Recreation News Image

    City of San Marcos 50+ Events for March 2020

    Bingo, Pickleball, Bridge, Game Day Club, and many other enjoyable activities for adults over 50 in San Marcos! Read on...
  4. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

    Cuéntame Bilingual Stories, Philosophy Dialogues, Teen Hang Out and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  5. River and Bike Path Map

    San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

    Residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new bike & pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park... Read on...
  6. Cat looking at camera in kennel

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Thor is the total package! He is a six-month-old boy who loves taking long naps next to his human. Once he’s built up his energy, he’ll play all day! His foster family says he... Read on...
  7. Bishop Street Permeable Paver Sidewalk

    City Scores Fourth in Texas for Stormwater Treatment

    The Scorecard evaluates stormwater management policies of local governments, particularly in how well they encourage Nature-based Infrastructure to prevent... Read on...
  8. Olivia R. and Dottie A. at the San Marcos Discovery Center holding handmade seed balls. Seed Balls (

    City Spring Break Camp Registration Now Open

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center from Monday, Mar. 16 through Friday, Mar. 20. Read on...
  9. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 13 through Feb. 19

    Book Discussion: How to be an Antiracist, AARP Tax Aid, Baby Day and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  10. Jason Pence

    Texas Rangers Arrest Former City Staffer for Theft

    On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Texas Rangers arrested Jason Pence (06/15/78) on charges of Theft by a Public Servant more than $30,000 but less than $150,000... Read on...
  11. City Seal

    City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Animal Shelter, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17. Read on...
  12. Mayor Jane Hughson

    Mayor Elected CAPCOG Executive Committee Chair

    San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson is the new Chair of the Executive Committee for the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). “I am honored to work... Read on...
  13. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This girl has a heart of gold! Angel is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who has such a sweet and playful spirit. She is eager to learn and is very attentive... Read on...
  14. City Seal

    City Seeks Public Feedback on Annual CDBG Funding

    The City of San Marcos is kicking off a community outreach campaign seeking public input on the City’s annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds. Read on...
  15. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 6 through Feb. 12

    Free legal advice from licensed attorneys, learn how to become a doula, baby storytime, poetry readings and much more this week at the Public Library! Read on...
  16. Photo of house-shaped paper cutout with a heart circle cut in the center over the sun, text describi

    Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for February 12

    The City of San Marcos is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 9, which includes Hunter’s Hill, Willow Creek, and Kissing Tree on Wednesday, Feb. 12... Read on...
  17. City Seal

    February City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  18. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

    Book Talk & Music with Dr. Gregg Andrews, Collage Making, Teen Advisory Board, and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  19. City Seal

    Feedback Sought on Mitigation and Recovery Funding

    The City of San Marcos is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.to provide... Read on...
  20. Photo of child on horse with two adults helping the horse to walk slowly in a fenced area

    Best Friends For Life (BFFL) Program To Begin March 2

    Activities including yoga, crafts and drumming will be offered during the program. Participants will also have the opportunity to go swimming and horseback riding. Read on...
  21. Photo of Kissing Alley Mailbox

    Valentine Mailbox Opens in Kissing Alley

    “We’re excited to share the romance and fun of a stroll through Downtown San Marcos with the world, one Valentine at a time.” Read on...
  22. San Marcos Police

    Two Arrested After Weekend Chase Ends in San Marcos

    Two men are facing charges from both the San Marcos and New Braunfels Police Departments after stealing two vehicles and evading officers. At... Read on...
  23. Black dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you have a New Year’s resolution to get fit, then let Radishe be your guide to a new lifestyle! This active five-year-old boy loves to burn off extra treats by... Read on...
  24. Photo of seniors walking around booths at 2018 Senior Expo

    Senior Expo Featuring Vendors, Services on Jan. 30

    The Ninth Biennial Senior Citizen Expo will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.... Read on...
  25. Graphic featuring text information for Transit Community Meetings over a photo of a bus stop

    Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

    On Jan. 28, the City of San Marcos is hosting three follow-up community meetings in an effort to seek public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan... Read on...
  26. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 23 through Jan. 29

    Creation Station, Jennifer's Book Chat, Microsoft Office Certification Registration and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  27. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    February Parks & Recreation Programming for Ages 50+

    21st Annual Golden Sweethearts Ball, Bowling Social, Lifelong Learning and much more offered by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department! Read on...
  28. Photo of San Marcos Activity Center

    Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project Public Meeting 2/6

    The City will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the City’s proposed project to construct a berm/floodwall... Read on...
  29. Brindle dog looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This gorgeous boy is as sweet as can be! Denny loves leisurely strolls and hanging out with his favorite buddies. He has great leash skills, prefers the scenic route... Read on...
  30. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Growing Up Wild, IRS Hiring Event, Intro to Digital Marketing for Small Businesses, and much more at the library this week! Read on...
  31. Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally from 2019

    City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, and the Municipal Court, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Read on...
  32. Photo of couple laughing at Golden Sweethearts Ball

    Tickets Available for 50+ Valentine’s Celebration

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 21st annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the San Marcos... Read on...
  33. Johnson, Wilson and Fields

    Six Arrested After Foot and Vehicle Pursuit

    Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. At approximately 2:19 p.m... Read on...
  34. Vincent Favata

    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to December Downtown Shooting

    At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favata (10/3/1975) in connection... Read on...
  35. Black dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Tina Snow loves to go on walks! She is a three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who is calm, loves to be close to her human and does great on a leash. Read on...
  36. Community Meet and Greet Graphic

    New City Management Meet & Greet on Jan. 23

    The public is invited to attend a community meet and greet with new executive staff from the City of San Marcos on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the... Read on...
  37. Photo of employees installing sidewalk

    City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

    The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. Read on...
  38. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

    Storytime for Children, 2020 Vision Board Workshop, Free Legal Advice from Licensed Attorneys, and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  39. Sunset Acres Scope Map

    Sunset Acres Subdivision Improvements Meeting Jan. 14

    The City of San Marcos will hold a neighborhood meeting on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres on Tuesday, Jan. 14... Read on...
  40. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    Overnight Double Fatality Rollover Incident on SH-123

    The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a rollover incident that occurred near the 1000 block of SH-123 northbound last night and resulted in two fatalities. Read on...
  41. Brown dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Ross has so much love to give! At nine years old, this German Shepherd mix may be a little older than most dogs at our shelter, but his wisdom speaks volumes. Read on...
  42. Graphic showing the Sights and Sounds weights for 2017-2019

    Sights and Sounds Achieves Zero-Waste Status

    For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the 2019 Sights and Sounds of Christmas achieved zero-waste status, meaning that 10 percent or less of all... Read on...
  43. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 2 through Jan. 8

    Spotlight Event: The Power To Care - Get information on whether your household qualifies for utility assistance, as well as energy-saving tips from experts. Read on...
  44. City Seal

    January City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  45. Centerpoint Art

    Arts Commission Calls for Traffic Control Box Art Designs

    The San Marcos Arts Commission is issuing a call for artists to create designs for traffic control boxes along Ranch Road 12. Applications are due Friday, Jan.17. Read on...
  46. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 26 to Dec. 31

    Thank You Card Craft, Storytime, and Cuéntame Bilingual Stories this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  47. Grey tabby cat looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    One look into Opal’s eyes and you’ll be hooked. This sweet kitty knows how to work her looks and will beg for your attention when you walk through the door. Read on...
  48. Photo of board meeting in City Hall Council Chambers

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

    Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 10 to be considered for appointment. Qualifications, duties... Read on...
  49. City Seal

    UPDATE: Pedestrian Named in Monday's IH-35 Fatality

    On Monday, Dec. 23 at approximately 6:10 a.m., San Marcos Police Department units responded to an auto-pedestrian collision on northbound IH-35 near the... Read on...
  50. Tan dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This floppy-eared boy has some big dog energy! Hawthorne is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who loves adventure, making new friends... Read on...
  51. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

    Passport to Reading, Creation Station, Christmas Ornament Origami and Live Christmas Music, and a Puppet Show this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  52. Robert and Glenda at the 2017 Pickleball Tournament

    City of San Marcos 50+ Events for January 2020

    Pickleball, BINGO, Art Classes, the Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program, and much more this month for adults ages 50 and over. Read on...
  53. Joe Pantalion

    Council Approves Assistant City Manager Appointments, Stapp Named Public Safety Director

    The City Council approved a recommendation by City Manager Bert Lumbreras to appoint Joe Pantalion and Stephanie Reyes as assistant city managers... Read on...
  54. San Marcos Police

    Police Searching for Suspect in Downtown Shooting

    Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and injuring two people in downtown San Marcos early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to reports... Read on...
  55. Jeanne Saadi

    San Marcos Announces New Animal Services Manager

    After a thorough search process, the City of San Marcos is naming Jeanne Saadi the new Animal Services Manager for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Read on...
  56. Wooden background with Christmas tree imprint and graphic overlay featuring Christmas tree recycling

    City Offers Multiple Options for Christmas Tree Recycling

    The City of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees during this holiday season... Read on...
  57. Graphic of text announcing &#34Boil Water Advisory Lifted&#34 over background water pipe photo

    Update: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

    The City of San Marcos Water and Wastewater Utilities has lifted the boil water advisory after a water quality sample taken from the Outlet Malls... Read on...
  58. Black and brown dog looking at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This girl has so much love to give! Penny is a two-year-old Shepherd mix who has an amazingly soft coat. She was scared when she first came to our shelter... Read on...
  59. Close up of Christmas Decorations of hearts, pine branch, reindeer, berries, and Christmas tree

    City Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year

    City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Utility Offices and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25... Read on...
  60. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

    Job search and resume help, bilingual storytime with Sirena the mermaid, Teen Christmas party and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  61. Hays County Jail Booking Photos of Angelo Quihuiz and John Coronado

    Six Suspects Arrested in Overnight Homicide

    The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave. Read on...
  62. Photo of vendors and attendees from the 2018 Senior Citizen Expo

    Senior Citizen Expo Vendor Booths Still Available

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Citizen Advisory Board are hosting the Senior Citizen Expo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020... Read on...
  63. Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

    Drop Off Brushy Waste This Saturday, Dec. 14

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at 750 River Road. Read on...
  64. COSM Mobility Hub

    Holiday Spirit Abounds in Downtown San Marcos

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to walk, bike or drive through downtown San Marcos to get in the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year... Read on...
  65. Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re searching for your just-right dog, this might be a match made in heaven. Ed Warren is a four-year-old American Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Read on...
  66. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

    Stronger Together Volunteer Fair, Free Legal Advice from Licensed Attorneys, Hour of Code and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  67. A man wearing glasses, a camo shirt and plaid jacket stands in front of a brightly colored mural of

    City to Dedicate Mural at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to celebrate the dedication of its newest mural on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park, 1000 Prospect Street. Read on...
  68. City Seal

    December City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  69. City Seal

    Public Invited to Meet Animal Services Manager Finalists

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to meet the candidates for the Animal Services Manager search on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle. Read on...
  70. A map of I-35 showing the closed exits

    Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

    San Marcos first responders will increase their presence and traffic control by the San Marcos Outlet Malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend. Read on...
  71. City Seal

    San Marcos Police to Hold Memorial for Fallen Officer

    The San Marcos Police Department will hold a memorial commemorating the second anniversary of fallen officer Kenneth Copeland on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:45 p.m. in front of the San Marcos Police Station, 2300 SIH-35. Read on...
  72. A map pointing out the location of the Blanco Gardens neighborhood

    Blanco Gardens Improvements Meeting Rescheduled 12/4

    The City of San Marcos has rescheduled the Blanco Gardens Improvements community meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Wastewater Treatment Plant Meeting Room, 720 River Road. The public is invited to attend. Read on...
  73. A chart showing illustrations of bags permitted and not permitted at the event. The list of bags in

    Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Implement Clear Bag Policy

    The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival, hosted by the Sights & Sounds Foundation and in partnership with the City of San Marcos, will return to San Marcos Plaza Park and City Park on Dec. 4-7 and 11-14. Read on...
  74. Two female members of Human Resources hold an award plaque

    City’s Risk Management Team Receives Award

    The City of San Marcos’ Risk Management Team received a Texas Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Achievement Award during the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 11. Read on...
  75. Iconic Village fire victims

    Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

    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... Read on...
  76. texting

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

    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. Read on...
  77. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    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... Read on...