News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Toilets Are Not Trashcans – Don’t Flush Those Wipes

City of San Marcos wastewater collection system employees have a message for San Marcos residents about flushing wipes down the toilet: please don’t.

With so many people cleaning and disinfecting more heavily due to the COVID-19 outbreak, system ...

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Emergency Management

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tanger Outlet Annual Donation

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San Marcos Fire Department is a proud recipient of a generous $1,000.00 donation from Tanger Outlet Mall. 

From left to right are Tanger Outlets representative Allison Murphy, Dean Domingo, San Marcos Fire Marshal’s Office Administrative...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

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The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Fire Department Online Request Form

Schedule a visit

Would you like to request a visit to or from the San Marcos Fire Department?

Click on the round "Schedule a Visit" button on our home page to submit your request using our online form. A minimum of two weeks advanced notice is required.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Many pancakes served at Pancakes with Santa

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The Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni Association hosted their annual fundraiser Pancakes with Santa on Saturday morning, December 14, 2019 at San Marcos Fire Station #5.  There were many smiles when Santa arrived riding Ol' Betsy. Former Mayor Danie...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

CFAAA Donates Smoke Detectors

SMOKE DETECTOR

SMFD would like to thank the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association for donating 60 smoke detectors on Friday, November 15, 2019. Did you know that San Marcos residents can get free smoke detectors and installation through the Fire Department?

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

San Marcos Fire Department Open House was a success!

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Open house is a free, annual event held on the first Saturday in October. The goal is to learn about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations with fire truck rides, vehicle rescue, and more.

Fire Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held

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9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.The San Marcos Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 near the Fire Bell at San Marcos City Hall.

The program opened with a welc...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Swearing In Ceremony held at City Hall

Mayor Hughson & Chief Stephens perform the official Oath of Office with Firefighter Rudy Blasich

A badge pinning ceremony took place at City Hall on Monday, August 19, 2019.  Two firefighters, Rudy Blasich & Joshua Jahns, took their oath of office as a solemn promise to defend the Constitution of the United States. Firefighter badges wer...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Successful Fan Drive

Fan Drive

The San Marcos Fire Department has had a successful donation drive for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.  These will be donated to area seniors, people with disabilities, and households with children that are in financial need. Thanks...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

SMFD Jr. Fire Academy

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This summer's Jr. Fire Academy Summer Camp was a huge success. The kids learned about the various aspects of being a firefighter, life-saving techniques, fire safety and fire equipment. The SMFD hosted 48 children as part of their free summer camp program...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

State Farm Donation for SMFD Junior Fire Academy

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State Farm generously donated $4000 towards the San Marcos Fire Department Junior Fire Academy. The Fire Department is grateful for their support and generosity in offsetting expenses and helping to make this free summer camp possible for so many children...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony

Jana Green received retirement recognition after 24 years of service.

The Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019. Here are some highlights below: 

(From left to right) Fire Marshal, Kelly Kistner with Captains Clint Foehner and Jonathan Henderson, who received their Peace Officer badg...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

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

Partner of the Month - FD May 2019

The distinction, formerly “Business of the Month,” is a new label that has been expanded to encompass both hardworking small businesses and non-profit or public service organizations

Fire Station #1 has served San Marcos from its current location since 196...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

SMFD and PD Donated Funds to 5th Graders

Check Presentation

San Marcos Fire Department and San Marcos Police Department presented a check in the amount of $2,783.00 to Travis Elementary School fifth grade students on the morning of April 12, 2019.

SMFD and SMPD learned about a program at Travis Elementary School th...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: October 8, 2019

2019 Bobcats Give Back Final Numbers Tallied

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Over the course of the summer collection effort, the 2019 City of San Marcos Bobcats Give Back program successfully diverted 6,006 pounds of material from the landfill by donating it to local non-profits. Materials were collected from 13 apartment complex...

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Recognition Program to Launch at National Night Out

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The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful initiative is launching the “Kudos Coin” giveaway on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at National Night Out in recognition of people who perform good deeds in the community.

Kudos Coins can be redeemed fo...

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: October 8, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

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Ursala

If you are looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Ursala. Ursala is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who is strikingly beautiful. She adores attention and will politely ask for a few more pets by reaching her paw out to touch you....

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Lifts Evacuation Order, Allows Occupancy of Vie Lofts

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The City of San Marcos lifted the evacuation order for Vie Lofts, 817 Chestnut St as of 5:10 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 27 and issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for a portion of the building. This allows occupancy of the building and residents wi...

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for October 10

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The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 2, including Westover, Oak Heights, Castle Forest, Southwest Hills and La Cima, on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Crockett Elementary School, 1300 Girard St. ...

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Code Amended for New “Dining with Dogs” Law

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At their Sept. 30 meeting, the San Marcos City Council repealed section 18.120 of the San Marcos Code of Ordinances in response to a new state law (Senate Bill 476) regulating dining with dogs that passed during the recent 86th Texas Legislative Session.

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Neighborhood Enhancement
Posted on: August 13, 2019

New rules for mobile food units

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Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit.  Mobile Food Units currently permitted by the City who have grills, gas stoves, fryers, or other food equip...

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Neighborhood Enhancement

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Senior Wellness Checks to begin

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is offering wellness checks to anyone 60+ who would like to be called during the stay-at-home order issued by Hays County. If you or someone you know would like a social wellness check, call 512.393.8...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Issues Order to Stay at Home, Work Safe with Curfew

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To help stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hays County residents will be under a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order effective March 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020. The Order may be rescinded or extended as nece...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Closing River Parks Today Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPHIC RIVER PARKS

In an effort to protect public health and to discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing all river front parks effective today, March 24, at 11 p.m.

Parks affected include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, Child...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City to Close Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms due to COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPIC

In an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park.

Out of an abundance of ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Fri., March 20, 2...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Clarifies Order Restrictions on Restaurants & Bars

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Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 10 persons or more anywhere within the city limits until April 1, 2020, the City is clarifying how the occupancy restrictions appl...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor’s Order Now Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 Persons

Notice : Special Announcement

Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 50 persons or more anywhere within the city limits, she signed a new Order today that reduces that number to 10 persons. ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

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Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Stree...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Call for Entry: Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It!

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with the assistance of San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), is holding the fifth annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! pageants on Friday, Apr. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

River and Bike Path Map

On Monday, Feb. 17 residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park.

The trail will be a 1.7-mil...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Construction to begin on ADA trails in Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas

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Construction will begin Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to make several trails ADA accessible at Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas. There will be various trail closures. Construction is expected to be completed Spring 2020. The public is asked...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The April 2nd Historic Preservation Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos. With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distancing techn...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th P&Z Meeting Cancelled

The March 24th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos.  With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distanc...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Citizen Comments - Planning & Zoning Commission

Citizens wishing to speak during the Citizen Comment Period at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, March 24, 2020, may sign up in person at City Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Written comments may be sent to planninginfo@sanma...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Help the City of San Marcos decide the top priorities for CDBG funds

The City of San Marcos receives approximately $600,000 per year in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funds. Every five years, City Council chooses the top priority categories for these funds through the Consolidated Plan process. From 2015-...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure Agenda Update

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City Council will not be considering Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure for Historic Designation in tonight’s City Council Meeting. The agenda item has been postponed until January 29, 2019, after runoff elections when a full council can be...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

“We’ve receiv...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

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Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Legacy Project

San Marcos Planning and Development

The Legacy Project is a hands-on community planning effort which, this year, was focused on the revitalization of Downtown Frisco. Amanda, Emilio and Craig, all undergrad students at Texas State University, competed against Grad and Doctorate students fro...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

San Marcos Planning and Development

The City Council provided direction to Planning and Development Services staff to research fee revenue and actual cost of service to process permits, review applications, and inspect permitted projects. Staff researched fees charged by other cities and an...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

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Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

City Creates Online Dashboard for COVID-19 Stats

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A new online dashboard on the City of San Marcos and Hays County websites provides the public with a current count and other statistics related to COVID-19 cases in Hays County in near real-time.

According to the City’s Emergency Management Coord...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Toilets Are Not Trashcans – Don’t Flush Those Wipes

Don't Flush Those Wipes

City of San Marcos wastewater collection system employees have a message for San Marcos residents about flushing wipes down the toilet: please don’t.

With so many people cleaning and disinfecting more heavily due to the COVID-19...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ March 27

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NOTE: Our need remains great to find immediate fosters and adopters for our shelter pets. We are currently offering a “Pay What you Want” promotion for adoptions, which can be done remotely as our shelter is currently closed to the pub...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Updates: Food Bank, Utilities, Senior Wellness Checks

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San Marcos continues to mobilize and collaborate in an effort to offer critical services to help our community manage the COVID-19 economic disruption and services crisis.

Food Bank Pickup Information

Hays County Food Bank pickup times are below:

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Accepting Applications, Offering Virtual Workshops for CDBG Funds

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The City of San Marcos will accept applications from non-profit organizations and City departments for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project and program funding from March 27 through May 1, 2020. The City is not accepting applications from indi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

WIC Innovates to Safely Serve Area Families

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In response to difficulties presented by the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) program has instituted new procedures to help safely serve clients, including safe office distancing and an expansion of th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Issues Order to Stay at Home, Work Safe with Curfew

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To help stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hays County residents will be under a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order effective March 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020. The Order may be rescinded or extended as nece...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

San Marcos Transit Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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Due to COVID-19, the City continues to monitor and adjust the public transit services:

The Interurban Express 1517 service has been suspended until conditions improve. Alternate intercity services and schedules may be found at www.ridecarts.com.

The City&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Closing River Parks Today Due to COVID-19

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In an effort to protect public health and to discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing all river front parks effective today, March 24, at 11 p.m.

Parks affected include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, Child...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adopters, Fosters Still Needed Urgently at Animal Shelter

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) continues its urgent plea for assistance from individuals, volunteers or organizations to foster, rescue or adopt shelter animals to increase space within the shelter due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released an announcement that warns consumers about unauthorized fraudulent coronavirus tests that are being marketed to test for COVID-19 in the home.

At this time, the FDA has not authorized any test that is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

SMPD Officer Struck by Vehicle While Exiting Patrol Car on IH-35

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All lanes of IH-35 northbound around Exit 205 B were shut down this afternoon following a major accident involving a police officer, according to the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD).

Interim Police Chief Bob Klett said SMPD Officer Paul Beller was disp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City to Close Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms due to COVID-19

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In an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park.

Out of an abundance of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Hotline Available for Hays Co. Residents

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To address a rising tide of questions and concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Hays County Local Health Department, in conjunction with the City of San Marcos, has established a call center to respond to questions from Hays County r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Clarifies Order Restrictions on Restaurants & Bars

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Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 10 persons or more anywhere within the city limits until April 1, 2020, the City is clarifying how the occupancy restrictions appl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor’s Order Now Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 Persons

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Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 50 persons or more anywhere within the city limits, she signed a new Order today that reduces that number to 10 persons. The new O...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor’s Order Prohibits Gatherings Over 50 & Closes Select Facilities Until May 11

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As of today, Monday, Mar. 16, San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson signed an Order to Prohibit any public or private community gathering of 50 persons or more anywhere within the City of San Marcos effective at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 17 and continuing until May...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

City and Hays County to Issue State of Disaster

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Following today’s announcement by Hays County of the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case, the City of San Marcos, in coordination with the County, is planning to declare a state of disaster and will be holding a joint press conference at 10...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City & Regional Partners Remain Vigilant about COVID-19

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The City of San Marcos continues to coordinate with regional government agencies to be proactive and prepared for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Although the first two positive cases were reported this morning in Austin, no cases of COV...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ March 12

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Jamie

Jamie, a two-year-old Shephard mix, loves affection and happily accepts belly rubs. This 58-pound sweetie loves to run and run. Jamie is also quite playful and one of her favorite games is fetch! This pretty girl also knows how to sit. Some simple tr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

San Marcos to hold May 2 Special Election

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With the March 9 resignation of City Council Member Joca Marquez, Place 5, the City of San Marcos is holding a Special Election in conjunction with the upcoming May elections for local school boards. Council elections for San Marcos are typically held in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: March 12 to March 18

Library News

Long-Term Care Planning

March 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Planning for the possibility of long-term care gives you time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. This program will explain the four levels of long-term care: independent l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Main Street Gives Love to Downtown Businesses

Top: Seth Katz (North Street); Carol Powers (Paper Bear); Carina Boston (Splash); Gilbert Gomez (Roy

The City of San Marcos Main Street Program recognized several downtown businesses, partners and volunteers at its fifth annual Love Downtown Awards on Friday, Feb. 21.

The event honored the contributions of downtown merchants and volunteers who work tirele...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

SMPD Arrest Two on Drug Charges

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San Marcos Police officers arrested two suspects in the early morning hours of March 6 when they were found in a reported stolen vehicle parked at the Raceway on Highway 80 at approximately 2:14 a.m.

“Officers approached the vehicle and found two...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Marquez Resigns, Election Plans Underway

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On Monday, March 9, San Marcos City Council Member, Dr. Joca Marquez tendered her written resignation to the City Clerk’s office.  Dr. Marquez has held the Place 5 seat since December 2018.  She was elected for a three-year ter...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

Photo of Cheatham St. Bridge over San Marcos River

Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Street f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Comment Period Open for Stormwater Technical Manual Updates Due to Atlas 14

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The City of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements Department is accepting comments on updates to the City’s Stormwater Technical Manual through March 31. The changes reflect new data released by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Carr to Join City as Neighborhood Enhancement Director

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This week the City of San Marcos announced the selection of Greg Carr as the new Director of Neighborhood Enhancement. He will join the City team on Monday, March 23.

“Greg will join the City with 30 years of experience in animal services, code e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Carlie

Carlie is a super sweet two-year-old domestic medium hair Tabby mix who is ready for her new home. She is very chill and likes everyone who visits. Carlie loves ear scratches and basking in the sunshine. She greets everyone and isn’t afrai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City & Regional Partners Coordinate Coronavirus and Flu Precautions

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The City of San Marcos in coordination with Hays County, Texas State University, Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s office, local school districts, regional and state agencies, met Wednesday, Mar. 4 to coordinate and discuss efforts underway to address...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: March 5 to March 11

Library News

High School Equivalency Registration

March 5, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Call for Entry: Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It!

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with the assistance of San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), is holding the fifth annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! pageants on Friday, Apr. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City Seeks Comments on Five-Year HUD Plan

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The City of San Marcos is seeking comments on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan draft, which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grants. This draft Plan includes feedback fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

UPDATE: VIDEO RELEASED Police Search for Truck and Driver in Hit and Run Death

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UPDATE: Video Footage Released in Hit and Run Fatality

SMPD have released video footage of the pick-up suspected of being involved in a fatal hit and run accident early Sunday morning that killed a San Antonio man. Here is a more detailed description of th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

March City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

Monday, March 2, 2020

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

 

Tuesday, Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

San Marcos Police Search for Truck and Driver in Hit & Run Death

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San Marcos Police are searching for the driver in a weekend hit and run incident that resulted in the death of a San Antonio man.

On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1:27 a.m., a caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a man lying on the edge of the roadway in the 200 block S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Changes to Parking Spots at Rio Vista Park

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Construction of the Shared Use Pathway Project, jointly funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of San Marcos, is underway at Rio Vista Park. Because of the construction, the city had to realign parking spaces to ensure the p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Discovery Center Offers Spring Workshop Series

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a free nature and conservation workshop series from Mar. 14 to May 9 at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive.

Workshop topics include veggie gardening and composting, taking an edible plant walk and gardeni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

First 2020 Party in Your Park at El Camino Real March 6

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the first Party in Your Park of the year on Friday, Mar. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at El Camino Real Park, 401 Cottonwood Pkwy.

Party in Your Park is a free event series open to the public that brin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Changes to Human Services Agency Application Process

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The City of San Marcos is reminding organizations that the Human Services Application process for funding has changed. Under the new process, applications will be due in August; previously they were due in February each year.

Human Services agencies in San...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Lando

 

Lando is feeling frisky and ready to play! This two-year-old boy has the most gorgeous green eyes. He loves to play and chase, but might get a little too excited, so it’s best to use toys rather than your hands. Lando will do best...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 27 to Mar. 4

Library News

Early Explorers

February 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Brief Pursuits Result in Overnight Arrests

Aubrianna Alvarez and Elijah Montez

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 Interim Chief Bob Klett said social media posts incorrectly reported that gun shots were fired during these inci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

35th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up

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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, which takes place March 7 from8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This annual event aims to pick up litter ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City of San Marcos 50+ Events for March 2020

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50+ Duplicate Bridge

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center.  Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

Library News

Creation Station

February 20, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This program provides children a chance to explore many art forms. Come stretch your creativity with different art and maker projects each month! All supplies provided. Ages 5-10.

Job Search and R&eacu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

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On Monday, Feb. 17 residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park.

The trail will be a 1.7-mil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Beans

This boy is a wiggly, happy soul! Beans is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who loves treats and will patiently wait by your feet for his next snack. He is potty trained and is working to walk nicely on a leash. Beans would be a gr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City Scores Fourth in Texas for Stormwater Treatment

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Out of nine cities and one county ranked across the state, the City of San Marcos placed fourth on the Annual Environment Texas Stormwater Scorecard for 2020.

The Scorecard evaluates stormwater management policies of local governments, particularly in how ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City Spring Break Camp Registration Now Open

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Dr, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Monday, Mar. 16 through Friday, Mar. 20.

Parks and Recreation Department staff will keep chi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 13 through Feb. 19

Library News

High School Equivalency Registration

February 13, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Texas Rangers Arrest Former City Staffer for Theft

Jason Pence

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 following a lengthy investigation.

A December news article detailed concerns and prompted other ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

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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 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Mon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Mayor Elected CAPCOG Executive Committee Chair

Mayor Jane Hughson

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 alongside other area leaders in this new role.  We are truly a regional boar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Duff

 

Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Duff is your man! This two-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with attention and affection. Duff absolutely adores scratches behind the ears and will happily play with toys. He ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

City Seeks Public Feedback on Annual CDBG Funding

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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 (CDBG) funds. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 6 through Feb. 12

Library News

LEGO Mania

February 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

February 7, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for February 12

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The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 9, which includes Hunter’s Hill, Willow Creek, and Kissing Tree on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Village Main, 215 S. Reimer Ave. The event is ope...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

February City Hall Calendar

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Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check

with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Tuesday, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

Library News

Early Explorers

January 30, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5.

Mic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Feedback Sought on Mitigation and Recovery Funding

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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 information and seek public comment about the proposed draft Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

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

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Texas State University’s Therapeutic Recreation graduate students, will host the inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For Life (BFFL), starting Monday, Mar. 2 at t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Valentine Mailbox Opens in Kissing Alley

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The San Marcos Main Street Program kicked off their annual Love Letters from Downtown campaign by opening the Valentine mailbox in Kissing Alley. It will be open through Friday, Feb. 14.

“There’s no holiday better suited for a hallmarke...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Two Arrested After Weekend Chase Ends in San Marcos

San Marcos Police

Two men are facing charges from both the San Marcos and New Braunfels Police Departments after stealing two vehicles and evading officers. At approximately 7:44 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, the San Marcos Police Department received notification from the New Bra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black dog outside looking at camera

Honey

This kitty is full of love! Honey is a two-year-old girl who can’t stop herself from exploring her surroundings. She’s a little bit of a diva and wants all the love to herself, so she would prefer to be the only kitty in the home....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Senior Expo Featuring Vendors, Services on Jan. 30

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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. The free event is hosted by the San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the Senior Citizen Advisory Board. Se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three follow-up community meetings in an effort to seek public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos communi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 23 through Jan. 29

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

January 23, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us this month in our Passport to Reading challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book with an animal in it. Both fiction and nonfiction books are welcome! Each P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

February Parks & Recreation Programming for Ages 50+

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ Duplicate Bridge 

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project Public Meeting 2/6

Photo of San Marcos Activity Center

The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the City’s proposed project to construct a berm/floodwall structure between River Road and the Blan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brindle dog looking at camera

Buttercup

A very special kitty looking for a special home! Buttercup is a brave girl who has won over all of our hearts. She’s one year old and came to us as a stray. She has been diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes and is likely blind. However,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

Library News

Growing Up Wild

January 16, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally from 2019

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

San Marcos THE BUS routes will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tickets Available for 50+ Valentine’s Celebration

Photo of couple laughing at Golden Sweethearts Ball

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 Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. Couples and singles ages 50 and above are invited ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Six Arrested After Foot and Vehicle Pursuit

Johnson, Wilson and Fields

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. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to December Downtown Shooting

Vincent Favata

At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favata (10/3/1975) in connection with a shooting in downtown San Marcos on December 17, 2019. The shooting injured two people st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black dog outside looking at camera

Marita

Don’t let this girl’s serious glare scare you away, she is one sweet kitty! Marita is a two-year-old calico who recently raised a full litter of kittens. Now that her kittens are old enough to be adopted, she’s ready to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

New City Management Meet & Greet on Jan. 23

Community Meet and Greet Graphic

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 Spring Lake Ballroom at the Embassy Suites, 1001 E. McCarty Ln.

Newly appointed Assistant City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

Photo of employees installing sidewalk

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, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

Library News

High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Registration

January 9, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Sunset Acres Subdivision Improvements Meeting Jan. 14

Sunset Acres Scope Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff will hold a neighborhood meeting on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision at the Mendez Elementary School cafeteria, 1805 Peter Garza Dr., at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Overnight Double Fatality Rollover Incident on SH-123

San Marcos Police Department Seal

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.

At approximately 11:58 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, SMPD was dispatched to the scene of a s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown dog outside looking at camera

Christian Bale

It won’t take long for this sweet boy to win you over! Christian Bale is two years old and loves to play and cuddle. When you approach his kennel, Christian will sweetly reach out and ask for some pets. One minute this boy will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Sights and Sounds Achieves Zero-Waste Status

Graphic showing the Sights and Sounds weights for 2017-2019

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 the waste from the event was sent to the landfill.

“A goal like this is not ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 2 through Jan. 8

Library News

Job Search and Résumé Assistance

January 2, 10 a.m.

Applying for work? This program provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on job seeking, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

January City Hall Calendar

City Seal

(Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings.)

 Wednesday, January 1, 2020

            City Holiday – ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

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 Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

Belinda Moats of Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

texting

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

City Seal

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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Press Releases

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