1. News & Announcements

  1. Public Meeting Flyer for event with Nick Hall

    Workforce Housing to Discuss Land Banks Aug. 29

    Land banks are a potential tool identified as a part of the Strategic Housing Action Plan to address housing challenges in San Marcos. Join us for a Public Meeting. Read on...
  2. Photo, featuring from left to right: SMCVB employees Denise Pardo, Steve Anderson, Sarah Smith, and

    San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Big

    The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) brought four Idea Fair Awards home from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus annual conference! Read on...
  3. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Dingo Starr is a gentle, calm sweetheart! This boy is a one-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who can be a little cautious, but once he... Read on...
  4.  A graphic featuring (from left to right) a sidewalk. two-way bike lane, parking lane, two one-way v

    Downtown Bike Lane Striping to Begin on Guadalupe

    As part of the ongoing street overlay project on Guadalupe Street, the striping portion of the Guadalupe St. Improvements Project will be completed in late August. Read on...
  5. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    September Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

    Two-stepping, bridge, pickleball and more offered this September for ages 50+ by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  6. Photo of Main Street staff presenting award to Chamber of Commerce staff

    Chamber of Commerce Wins Partner of the Month

    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! Read on...
  7. City Seal

    Castle Forest Improvements Meeting Aug. 21

    The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting regarding Castle Forest Subdivision stormwater drainage conditions on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Read on...
  8. Children playing giant Connect 4 game at a park with families playing in the background

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

    The third 2019 Party in Your Park event will be held Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr. This family-friendly event is free. Read on...
  9. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

    A self-compassion workshop, a Tolkien fantasy world discussion lead by Dr. Robert T. Tally Jr., a computer class and many more fun events at the San Marcos Public Library. Read on...
  10. Photo of San Marcos Fire Department and Electric Utility employees holding donated fans in front of

    City of San Marcos Accepting Eldercare Fan Donations

    The City of San Marcos is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive at its five fire stations. Read on...
  11. Neighborhood Conversation graphic featuring a hand holding heart art with text about event

    Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for August 15

    The City of San Marcos is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Blanco Gardens, Two Rivers East, Fairlawn, Blanco River Village and Saddlebrook neighborhoods. Read on...
  12. Red dog smiling outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This girl is a total couch potato and so very sweet! Wilma Flintsbone is a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. Her age classifies her as a senior dog, but that... Read on...
  13. City Seal

    City to Test School Zone Flashing Lights Next Week

    Public Services Transportation Division staff will test school zone flashing signs in the morning and afternoon on Aug. 13 in preparation for the fall semester. Read on...
  14. Map of San Marcos area highway, including McCarty Lane

    Northbound McCarty Exit Closed for Tax-Free Weekend

    The northbound McCarty Lane exit ramp (Exit 201) on IH-35 will be closed to accommodate increased traffic at the outlet malls during Tax-Free Weekend. Read on...
  15. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    Making Friends with Yourself: An Interactive Workshop for Teens, Storytimes for Babies and Kiddos, a Guided Piano Meditation and much more Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. Read on...
  16. SMTX 4 All Logo

    SMTX 4 All Open House Slated for Aug. 14

    The Workforce Housing Task Force is seeking input on the proposed Draft Strategic Housing Action Plan at the upcoming SMTX 4 All Open House. Read on...
  17. Photo of indigenous statue

    City Accepting Applications for Arts and Cultural Grants

    The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2019-2020 Arts and Cultural Grants through Sept. 15, 2019. Read on...
  18. City Seal

    Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

    City of San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident on IH-35 northbound on Friday, Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man. Read on...
  19. Brown and white dog looking at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This sweet boy is ready to explore and play! Bacon Bits is great on a leash, making him the perfect pup to take on a walk around your neighborhood. Read on...
  20. Photo featuring Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Winner Harvey E. Miller at 2018 MLK March. Photo By D

    Harvey E. Miller Named Outstanding Senior Volunteer

    The San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award will be presented Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center... Read on...
  21. Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

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

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 750 River Road. Read on...
  22. Graphic detailing new reward of $110,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of the person

    Reward for Iconic Village Fire Increased to $110,000

    The Reward offered for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the person(s) responsible for the Iconic Village Apartment Fire is now $110,000. Read on...
  23. Photo of two women holding awards

    City Seeks Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations

    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... Read on...
  24. Photo of That&#39s All Brother, WWII aircraft, flying over a green landscape

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

    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.... Read on...
  25. City Seal

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

    The City of San Marcos and the Houston Field Division of the ATF to announce an increase in the Reward offered for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the person(s) responsible for the Iconic Village Apartment Fire. Read on...
  26. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    Events at the San Marcos Public Library from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8 including the StarLab Mobile Planetarium and Cuéntame Bilingual Stories (canciones y aprendizaje para ninos en inglés y español). Read on...
  27. Photo of Sink Creek Forest Tract, including trees and groundcover

    Sink Creek Project Awarded U.S. Forest Service Grant

    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. Read on...
  28. City Seal

    Electric Utility to Begin Multiyear Tree Maintenance

    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... Read on...
  29. Black and orange cat looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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

    Police to Serve BBQ at Student Shoe Benefit Aug. 3

    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... Read on...
  31. Kistner with Award Recipients

    Fire Department Presents Awards for Achievement & Life-Saving Efforts

    The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized significant achievements by members of its department at its annual awards ceremony... Read on...
  32. 2018 Cadets learn about fire extinguisher safety

    Citizens Fire Academy Accepting Applications for 2019

    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.. Read on...
  33. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    Superhero Science, a Slime Rodeo, Dance Classes and even more fun events at the San Marcos Public Library from July 25 to August 1! Read on...
  34. Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This rock star of a dog is well-behaved on a leash, responsive, trainable, and a fantastic listener! Justin Bieber is a relaxed three-year-old Labrador Retriever... Read on...
  35. Solar Panel

    City to Expand Renewable Energy Portfolio in 2021

    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. Read on...
  36. Sidewalk Construction

    City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

    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... Read on...
  37. Road Closed Sign

    Night-Time Lane Closures for Loop 82 Improvements

    On Monday, July 22, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin evening lane closures southbound along Loop 82 (Guadalupe St.) between University Drive... Read on...
  38. Tip-A-Cop

    Police and TX Roadhouse to Benefit Special Olympics

    Officers from the San Marcos Police Department will be serving tables and collecting donations at Texas Roadhouse, 1502 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd... Read on...
  39. Iconic Village fire victims

    One Year Later, Iconic Fire Investigation Continues

    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... Read on...
  40. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    San Marcos Parks and Recreation 50+ Programs for August

    S.M.A.S.H. Bowling Social, Oil Painting, Pickleball and many other fun activities for adults 50+ from the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  41. Sunset Acres Scope Map

    Sunset Acres Improvements Open House on July 23

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff... will hold a neighborhood open house on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision... Read on...
  42. Police Department Billboard: We Are Hiring! Visit SMPDJOBS.COM for more information.

    SMPD Offering Higher Pay for Experienced Recruits

    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... Read on...
  43. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    Puppet shows, a computer class, a movie screening and much more at the San Marcos Public Library starting July 16! For all ages. Kids under five will need adult help. Crafts take 20 to 30... Read on...
  44. State of San Marcos Logo

    Public Invited to State of San Marcos on July 31

    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. Read on...
  45. Tan an white dog smiling at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re looking for a super chill companion to snuggle with, Nala is your girl! She’s a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is calm... Read on...
  46. Chelsy Mistretta Mug Shot

    Third Arrest Made in DeMarcus Allen Capital Murder Case

    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... Read on...
  47. Lions Club

    Lions Club Tube Rental Named Partner of the Month

    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.” Read on...
  48. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    San Marcos Public Library Events happening from Thursday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 17. Adults wanting to prepare for the GED exam come register for our free classes. Read on...
  49. People from community standing in front of Sessom Drive Mural. Front row from left are Pam Dever, Jo

    City Dedicates New Mural on Sessom Drive

    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... Read on...
  50. City Seal

    Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for SMart Award

    The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations for the SMart Award, a recognition program honoring artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members... Read on...
  51. White and grey cat laying on a chair wearing a cowboy hat

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    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! Read on...
  52. City Seal

    Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road Intersection Improvements Public Hearing

    The City of San Marcos Engineering/CIP Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of... Read on...
  53. Four women stand in front of a curtain holding an award plaque.

    City Staff Win Awards for Communications, Sights & Sounds

    Two City of San Marcos departments have recently received recognition at award ceremonies for their 2018 programs. Keep San Marcos Beautiful has been named... Read on...
  54. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    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... Read on...
  55. City Seal

    City Offices Closed July 4; Enjoy City-Sponsored Fireworks

    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... Read on...
  56. Library News

    Library Upcoming Events

    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 June 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  57. City Seal

    Pedestrian Struck & Killed in Early Morning Hours

    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. Read on...
  58. Rhea&#39s Ice Cream Group Picture

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

    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. Read on...
  59. murder arrest

    Police Arrest Two in Connection with June 5 Capital Murder

    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... Read on...
  60. Cupid

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    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. Read on...
  61. City Seal

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

    The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas... Read on...
  62. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    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 in honor of L. Dianne Murray. Read on...
  63. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    Mural Artists to Meet with Community Members June 20

    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... Read on...
  64. Mai

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Mai has handled her lengthy stay at the shelter with grace and pateince. Mai is a laid-back three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier with a silky... Read on...
  65. John Thomaides smiles with Elsa Sanchez, Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019

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

    On Friday, June 7, the fourth annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stage at the San Marcos Activity Center with former Mayor John... Read on...
  66. Sidewalk

    Open House Wednesday on E. Hopkins Bike & Ped Project

    The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, will host an... Read on...
  67. Brush

    City Offers Options for Tree & Wind Storm Debris

    The City of San Marcos is offering residents several options for disposing of branches and limbs blown down during yesterday’s wind storm... Read on...
  68. City Seal

    Housing Task Force to Draft Strategic Action Plan

    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.... Read on...
  69. City Seal

    Aquarena Springs Drive Waterline Replacement Beginning

    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... Read on...
  70. Bags of Donated Items

    Bobcats Give Back Expands from University to the Community

    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 Read on...
  71. City Seal

    Police Investigating Homicide at The Village on Telluride

    San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred today at the Village on Telluride in San Marcos. Read on...
  72. A neighborhood street with the words Street and Sidewalk Maintenance

    Street Maintenance Slated for Downtown and Belvin Street

    Beginning June 10, the City’s Public Services Transportation Department will start street maintenance work in the Belvin Street and Downtown areas. Read on...
  73. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

    Cat Adoption, Intake Closed Due to Panleukopenia Virus

    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... Read on...
  74. George Alvarado Mugshot

    High Speed Chase Ends After Crash, Suspect Arrested

    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... Read on...
  75. CM Allen Project

    CM Allen Parkway Scheduled for Completion in November

    Due to additional work required and rain delays, the CM Allen Parkway construction project is behind the original schedule. The City’s Engineering... Read on...
  76. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    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, seeds... Read on...
  77. Scoops On The Square

    Take a Downtown Ice Cream Tour With “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 ... Read on...
  78. Guerrero Texas Driver&#39s License Photo

    Former High School Teacher Wanted for Sexual Assault

    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. Read on...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...