1. News & Announcements

  1. City Seal

    San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Call for Artists

    The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing a call for artists for a mural project at Wonder World theme park this summer. The Committee seeks to... Read on...
  2. Officer Cormier Portrait

    Officer Struck by Auto Driven by Suspected Drunk Driver

    On Saturday evening, May 19 while responding to an incident on IH35 northbound, San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was struck by a vehicle driven by Neil Sheehan (12/16/1960) of Flower Mound, Texas that resulted in severe injuries to the Officer. Read on...
  3. City Seal

    City to Offer Remembrance of War Dead on Memorial Day

    The public is invited to pay tribute to those from Hays County who lost their lives in combat at a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Hays County Veterans Memorial, located on the corner of Hopkins Street and Riverside Drive, at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. Read on...
  4. Uhland Road Closure

    Uhland Road to Close for Mill Street Project

    The City of San Marcos will close Uhland Road between Lockhart Street and Mill Street to through traffic beginning Monday, May 20 for the installation of storm drain lines. Read on...
  5. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    AARP Smart Diver Monday, May 13 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older as a refresher for driving skills and road knowledge. Read on...
  6. The City of San Marcos wants your feedback on a potential reimbursement program

    Input Underway for Proposed Flood Reimbursement Program

    The City of San Marcos Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program is seeking community input through June 4 to potentially reallocate $1,000,000 to a new reimbursement program available to homeowners in Blanco Gardens who Read on...
  7. SMTX 4 All

    City Launches SMTX 4 All Housing Initiative

    The City of San Marcos is collecting housing stories and photos from community residents to guide San Marcos' housing affordability conversations. Housing stories help illustrate that housing... Read on...
  8. San Marcos Police

    Texas Sergeant Academy Graduates Dozens in San Marcos

    Police sergeants from around the state will graduate from the Texas Sergeant Academy on Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the San Marcos Police Department, 2300... Read on...
  9. City Seal

    City Celebrates Bike Month and Bike to Work Day May 17

    The City of San Marcos encourages the community to join cyclists from coast to coast and participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17 as part of... Read on...
  10. Members grouped around a partner of the month sign

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

    The San Marcos Main Street Program has designated San Marcos Fire Station #1 “Partner of the Month” to celebrate the Fire Department’s commitment to public safety and community engagement. Read on...
  11. 2018 Pageant Court

    Miss Beautiful & You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Registration Deadline May 24

    The 4th Annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! Pageants will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation... Read on...
  12. City Seal

    Mexican Mobile Consulate in San Marcos

    The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the San Marcos Police Department, as a joint effort, are pleased to announce the operations of a 1-day Mobile... Read on...
  13. Catterson and Mandy

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This handsome eight-year-old man wants all the love! Catterson is a long hair cat who will run from one side of the room to the other if it means he’ll get... Read on...
  14. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    Party in Your Park to Feature City Departments, Mural Artists

    The City of San Marcos will host the second event of the 2019 Party in Your Park series on Friday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Swift Memorial... Read on...
  15. LEGIT logo

    Applications Available for LEGIT Internship Program

    The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD, is currently accepting applications for the LEGIT Summer Internship Program. Read on...
  16. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    Join us for three piano performances and a discussion of the neuroscience and psychology behind music and its health benefits. Emphasis will be placed on active listening to... Read on...
  17. Thomas booking photo

    San Marcos Police Arrest Suspected Serial Rapist

    On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, San Marcos Police arrested Tyshane Vris Thomas (02-28-1999) on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault for three sexual assault... Read on...
  18. City Seal

    Nominees Wanted for Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award

    The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board, a seven-member board appointed by the City Council, is accepting nominations for the “San Marcos Community... Read on...
  19. Pickets at Children&#39s Park

    Children’s Park Fence Pickets on Sale

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Departments is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of the newly remodeled and inclusive Children’s Park Playscape... Read on...
  20. San Marcos Police

    Police Respond to Apparent Murder-Suicide Sunday Morning

    At approximately 9:30 a.m. today, Sunday, May 5, 2019, the San Marcos Police Department responded to a residence in the... Read on...
  21. City Seal

    Traffic Fatality During Heavy Rain Closes IH35 Late Friday

    On Friday, May 3 at 10:45 p.m., San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS responded to IH 35 at the Hwy 123 overpass for a major traffic accident that resulted in one fatality and closed... Read on...
  22. A sketch of the assailant that sexually assaulted three women in San Marcos

    UPDATE: Assailant Still at Large in Three Rape Cases

    The investigation has determined that while Louis is connected to the sexual assault at The Edge apartments that occurred Monday and was... Read on...
  23. San Marcos Police

    Keith Louis III Arrested by US Marshals & FBI in Austin

    Following a press conference held by the San Marcos Police Department this morning, Keith Vallen Louis III (6/18/91) was arrested in Austin, TX by U.S. Marshals and... Read on...
  24. Jackie and Chester

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This one-year-old goofball will absolutely steal your heart! Playful yet cuddly, Jackie is an all-around rockstar cat. Since her arrival last month, Jackie has... Read on...
  25. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events

    LEGO Mania Thursday, May 2 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Grab a bowl of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. Ages 4 and up. Read on...
  26. Go Wheels Up

    Bret Michaels Concert and Airshow to Benefit Local Charities at the San Marcos Regional Airport

    The San Marcos Regional Airport is hosting Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels Up! Texas- a high-energy... Read on...
  27. Air Aware Advertisement

    City of San Marcos Proclaims Air Quality Awareness Week

    Mayor Jane Hughson proclaimed April 29-May 3 as Air Quality Awareness Week Read on...
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    Hopkins St. Railroad Crossing Closed Saturday, Sunday

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close East Hopkins St. between the intersections of Charles Austin Drive and Thorpe Lane on Saturday, April 27... Read on...
  29. City Seal

    City Shred Day Slated April 27 at City Hall

    The San Marcos City Clerk’s office will sponsor a free Shred Day for San Marcos and Hays County residents from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, April 27 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins. Read on...
  30. San Marcos Police

    San Marcos Police Respond to Two Traffic Incidents

    Police are searching for John Albert Barron (07/18/1988) who according to officer reports led them on a high-speed chase from San Marcos to San Antonio... Read on...
  31. Mia and Biffer

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    A sunny windowsill or a warm lap is all Mia needs to be happy! She is a seven-year-old girl who loves a quiet room and gentle pets. Slide her a treat and you’ll... Read on...
  32. City Seal

    San Marcos Municipal Court Closed Friday

    The San Marcos Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 19, for Good Friday, and will reopen at its regular time on Monday, April 23. All other city offices and facilities will operate as usual. Read on...
  33. Robotic camera being lowered into pipeline

    Robotic Cameras Being Used to Inspect Wastewater Lines

    San Marcos wastewater crews will be inspecting downtown wastewater line conditions with robotic cameras. The inspection process began April 5 and... Read on...
  34. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    Senior News

    The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their free walking program for the 50+ community. Our goal is to get people up and exercising in a fun, healthy and interesting way and to create a social... Read on...
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    Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival Scheduled for April 18

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to participate the family-friendly Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival on Thursday... Read on...
  36. Photo of the San Marcos Activity Center

    City to Host 'The Business-minded Artist' Workshop May 2

    Ryan Runcie will share his experience and business advice for fellow artists at a workshop May 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 2... Read on...
  37. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Upcoming Library Events

    Is there something you have always wanted to do but are too afraid to try? Come learn how decades of research about the brain and learning can help adopt a growth mindset and unleash... Read on...
  38. Five-Year Street Maintenance Plan

    Crews Scheduled to Resurface Neighborhood Streets

    The City of San Marcos will have construction crews in area neighborhoods starting Monday, April 15 to resurface city streets. The slurry seal contractor, Viking... Read on...
  39. Candice and Marigold

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Candice. Candice is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who has already had a litter of kittens! Read on...
  40. LCRA team standing in front of Hays County Courthouse

    Downtown San Marcos Receives Makeover Thanks to LCRA

    As part of their 5th annual Steps Forward Day, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) helped to beautify Downtown San Marcos... Read on...
  41. Posey Road Bridge construction new bus route map

    Posey Road Bridge Reconfiguration Begins Friday

    Starting Friday, the Posey Road Bridge will be closed to traffic as construction crews work to reconstruct and reconfigure the I-35 at Posey Road interchange for... Read on...
  42. An-Drew Jones Booking Photo

    Murder Warrant Issued for Shooter at Uptown Square Apartments

    San Marcos Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for murder for An-drew Stephen Jones (03/27/1996) of San Marcos... Read on...
  43. Keyshaun Maurice Brown

    Police: Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Partygoer

    On April 3, 2019 at approximately 5:05 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) arrested and charged Keyshaun Maurice Brown (4/04/2000) with... Read on...
  44. RRClosedUhlandPost

    Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Wednesday For Rail Work

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 am to 6 pm... Read on...
  45. Lettuce and Coco

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Lettuce is a beautiful two-year-old tortoiseshell girl! She came into our shelter unsocial and was posted as a “barn cat,” but has since warmed up and now... Read on...
  46. Purple and yellow flowers

    Discovery Center Holds First Sustainability Fair with Spring Plant Sale

    The San Marcos Discovery Center will hold the first Sustainability Fair in partnership with the biannual Native Plant Sale on... Read on...
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    san Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Reaching Outside City Limits for Feedback

    The San Marcos Regional Animals Shelter (SMRAS) will host its second public meeting in Kyle on Wednesday, April 3 in regards to the shelter’s... Read on...
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    Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs

    Residents can now register for the annual Summer Fun and Discovery Camp programs. Registration for children can be done in person at the Grant Harris Jr... Read on...
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    Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

    The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is now accepting nominations for the Rogers Family Tourism Awards. There are two awards open... Read on...
  50. Theodore and Mr. Jones

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Four-year-old Theodore is a ball of love! This boy wants nothing more than your attention, and he’ll ask for it with a loud meow! He is very gentle, loves to play... Read on...
  51. City Seal

    Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery... Read on...
  52. Abraham Barrera

    Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

    On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery. Read on...
  53. RRClosedUhlandPost

    Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Sunday For Rail Work

    The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Sunday, Mar. 24, from 8 am to 6 pm for a rail line replacement. Read on...
  54. Bagheera and Mai

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Meet a staff favorite! Bagheera is a two-year-old domestic short hair who is extremely outgoing. He’s a sweet boy who loves pets, treats and toys. Read on...
  55. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Postponed to June 7

    The You(th) Can Do It! pageant, originally scheduled for March 29, has been postponed to June 7. The new date will allow the event to be held in conjunction with... Read on...
  56. City Seal

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

    The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill 19 positions on the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee with dedicated volunteers... Read on...
  57. City Seal

    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... Read on...
  58. Mr. Pickles and Starla

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    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! Read on...
  59. Rachel Ingle

    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... Read on...
  60. Mother Son Bowling

    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... Read on...
  61. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

    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 ages 7-14. Read on...
  62. City Seal

    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... Read on...
  63. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Upcoming Library Events

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, you are invited to join local artist and poet, Debangana Banerjee, in a celebration of the artistic talent of women in San Marcos. Expect visual arts... Read on...
  64. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    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... Read on...
  65. Indigo and Buster

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    How could you say no to those eyes?! Indigo is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair. Indigo came to our shelter a little timid, but is warming up, and... Read on...
  66. Crash Photo

    Two Arrested for DWI, Intoxication Assault on Peace Officer

    Two individuals have been arrested on intoxication-related charges early this morning in downtown San Marcos after a routine traffic stop ended in an... Read on...
  67. City Seal

    Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday - 750 River Road

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read on...
  68. Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

    Adult Spelling Bee Rescheduled for May 23

    The 2019 Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by the Friends of the San Marcos Public Library, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 23, 7 pm, at Aquabrew, located at 150 S. LBJ Dr. Read on...
  69. John McFarland

    Man Arrested for Sexual Assault, Police Seek Additional Victims

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 12:20 p.m. John Tate McFarland (9/13/1983) was detained in the 100 block of N. LBJ and arrested on a charge of sexual assault... Read on...
  70. Cruiser and Gus

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re looking for a lap cat, Cruiser is your man! Cruiser is a four-year-old orange tabby who loves treats and scratches behind the ears. Cruiser wants to be... Read on...
  71. Rio Vista Falls closed off

    Rio Vista Falls Repairs Needed Following Flood Damage

    Damage caused by past flooding, including the 2015 floods, is forcing the City of San Marcos to make emergency repairs to Rio Vista Dam and Falls. Rio Vista... Read on...
  72. Cop car lights

    Police Investigating First Traffic Fatality of 2019

    On February 28, 2019 at approximately 2:22 a.m., San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a fatal traffic collision in the 300 block of Staples Road. Read on...
  73. City Seal

    City Releases SMART Terminal Details and FAQ

    The City of San Marcos has released details and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming council agenda item San Marcos Air and Rail Truck... Read on...
  74. Project Location Map

    Kick Off Meeting for the Travis Street Project on Tuesday

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will host a community meeting to kick off the Travis Street construction project... Read on...
  75. Ian Michael Madden

    Arrest Warrant Issued for SMCISD Teacher Accused of Having a Sexual Relationship with a Student

    On January 24, 2019 at approximately 6:25 p.m., a San Marcos police officer was dispatched to San Marcos... Read on...
  76. Tantra Coffeehouse

    Main Street Names Tantra Coffeehouse Business of the Month

    The San Marcos Main Street Program has named Tantra Coffeehouse February’s Downtown Business of the Month for their investment in the downtown... Read on...
  77. BFFL flyer 2019 CMYK

    Best Friends For Life Program Set to Begin February 25

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Texas State University to continue its inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For... Read on...
  78. 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...
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    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...
  80. 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...