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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Landis Shoe Clinic Wins Texas Treasure Business Award

The Main Street Program recognized Landis Shoe Clinic for winning the Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) at the 2018 Love Downtown Awards Nov. 9 at the Hays County Courthouse.

Landis Shoe Clinic has more than 100 years...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Graduates Receive Diplomas

Graduates from the 2018 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s seventh graduation ceremony on Nov. 5, 2018.

Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-week program tha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Protect Pipes, Pets and Plants from Cold

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department encourages residents to prevent broken water pipes by acting before the cold weather arrives.

Protect outside pipes from freezing:

  • Caulk around pipes where they enter the house, close foundation vents and us...
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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Final Party in Your Park of 2018 to be Held November 16

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the final event of the 2018 Party in Your Park series on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Veterans Park, 320 Mariposa St.

Party in Your Park is a series of events that will bring positive att...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Dallari Landry Sworn in as Presiding Municipal Judge

Judge Dallari Landry was sworn in as the presiding judge of the San Marcos Municipal Court on Nov. 1 after serving as an associate municipal judge since February 2015.

She takes over for Judge John Burke, who had served as presiding judge since 2006 and wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Shelter Awarded Custody of Animals, Placement Begins

At an administrative hearing on Thursday, Nov. 8, Hays County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott J. Cary signed an Agreed Judgement ordering custody of 175 animals seized last week in an animal rescue case in Buda to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Cat of the Week: Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Cat is gentle and always wears a big smile—on the inside! This five-year-old cat does well with people and enjoys attention and affection. Cheshire is FIV positive, so he will need to join a household with n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

City to Begin Field Work for My Historic SMTX Survey

The City will begin taking inventory of historic-age properties in neighborhoods throughout San Marcos next week as part of the My Historic SMTX survey.

Historians will be visiting neighborhoods within Phase 1 of the historic resources survey boundary Nov....

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Blue Moon Optical Named Downtown Business of the Month

For the month of November, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Blue Moon Optical for their unique frames, compassionate customer service and dedication to the San Marcos community.

Family-owned and operated, Blue Moo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

UPDATE: City to Host Open House on Private Stormwater Facility Inspections

The City of San Marcos will host an open house to answer questions about the new inspection requirements for owners of permanent stormwater management facilities on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

2018 Wine and Wassail Tickets on Sale Now

The San Marcos Main Street Program’s annual Wine and Wassail returns this year on Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.in the heart of Downtown San Marcos. Tickets are available online at https://2018wineandwassail.splashthat.com/.

The fifth annual even...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Shelter Seeking Donations, Fosters Due to Emergency Intake

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is seeking donations, volunteers and fosters as shelter staff and nonprofit agencies continue their response to an emergency animal intake from last week.

Due to the influx of animals and the care required, the shelte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Jane Hughson Elected Mayor; Melissa Derrick Reelected

Jane Hughson has been elected Mayor of San Marcos in the Nov. 6 election, and Melissa Derrick has been reelected to Place 6 on the City Council. A runoff election will be called for Places 4 and 5 as no candidate gained more than 50 percent of the vote in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2018

San Marcos Police Department Kicks Off Blue Santa

The San Marcos Police Department is kicking off its annual Blue Santa toy drive and is now accepting monetary donations and new unwrapped toys through Dec. 7.

 

Monetary donations and toys may be delivered to the San Marcos Police Department at 230...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

First Class of Parking Mobility Volunteers to be Sworn In

The San Marcos Police Department will swear in the first class of Parking Mobility volunteers on Friday, Nov. 9.

Parking Mobility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community education and enforcement program designed to efficiently address accessible parking abuse ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Adoption Center Closed Monday at Animal Shelter

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center will be closed Monday as shelter staff and rescue organizations work an influx of animals rescued as a result of a Hays County animal rescue case. The receiving/reclaim office will open fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2018

San Marcos Police & Fire Recover Body in the Blanco River

The San Marcos Police and Fire Department recovered the body of a female yesterday evening from the Blanco River.

 

The deceased has been preliminarily identified as 21-year-old Kate Rose Silva Xavier, a Texas State University student who had been ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

City to Celebrate Arbor Day the Entire Month of November

The City of San Marcos will celebrate Arbor Day throughout the month of November with tree giveaways, educational presentations, and volunteer opportunities.

Events this month include:

 

  • Arbor Day in a Box Program: local public schools receive mater...
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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Free Parking at Matthews Street Garage for Election Day

Texas State University will provide free parking at Matthews Street Parking Garage from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for voters using the LBJ Student Center polling location on Election Day.

Signage will be placed along Student Center Drive di...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

November City Hall Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

 

Historic Preservation Commission, 5:45 p.m., San Marcos Activity Center Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins.

 

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

San Marcos Electric Utility Arbor Day Tree Give-Away, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., San Marcos Public L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Holiday Camp Returns for the 2018-2019 Winter Season

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to take advantage of Holiday Camp, Dec. 27 and 28, 2018 and Jan. 2, 3, and 4, 2019 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos City Park Recreation Hall, 170 Char...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Volunteers Pick up Thousands of Pounds of Trash at Cleanup

City officials have tallied the thousands of pounds of trash and recyclable material picked up during the Oct. 6 Fall River Cleanup—trash that will be kept out of the San Marcos River and its watershed.

More than 475 volunteers picked up an estim...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

TxDOT study shows San Marcos Airport contributes $82.1M to local economy

SAN MARCOS, Texas (October 29, 2018) – According to a Texas Aviation Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division (TxDOT), the contribution to the local economy from San Marcos Region...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Hays County Adds Three Early Voting Polling Places

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX –Last week, the Hays County Commissioners Court, in consultation with its General Counsel, approved the addition of three Early Voting Polling Places next Thursday and Friday and voted to establish a pollin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Historic First Baptist Church Wins $150,000 Preservation Grant

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced today that the Historic First Baptist Church of San Marcos is one of 11 projects nation-wide to receive $150,000 in grant funding through the Partners in Preservation campaign.

Over the past month, twe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Info Meeting Slated for Proposed Hunter Rd. Name Change

The City of San Marcos will host an information meeting on the proposed name change for a portion of Hunter Road to W. Hopkins Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E. Hopkins. The public is invited...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Police Look for Suspects in Early Morning Stabbing

UPDATE: Sergio Marquez Chavarria, a white male, DOB 11/07/1989, turned himself in to the Hays County Law Enforcement Center today. Chavarria was identified after Detectives obtained surveillance video from a nearby business.

San Marcos Police are ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Leadership San Marcos Donates Headsets for 911

Leadership San Marcos has donated 25 headsets for telecommunications officers at the San Marcos Police Department.

Leadership San Marcos Class of 2019 held fundraisers for San Marcos first responders, including EMS, the San Marcos Fire Department, the San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Woman Killed in Collision with Tractor-Trailer

A San Marcos woman died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on IH-35 Thursday night.

San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident in the northbound lanes of IH-35 at the Hwy 123 exit at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Arriving units found that a b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Filing to Amend CCN for Wastewater Services

The City of San Marcos has filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission to amend its wastewater service area.

The City’s proposed amendment to its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) includes an area located approximately ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

San Marcos Police Search for Carjacking Suspects

San Marcos Police are looking for suspects in an attempted carjacking Monday and a carjacking late last month that investigators believe are related.

Oct. 1 attempted armed robbery

Around 11:52 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 a female victim was driving home to her ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Math Homework Help

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

Need math homework help? Mathematics tutors are available, free of charge at the San Marcos Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

7th Annual SMarts Awards Presentation Set for Oct. 11

In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will present its SMarts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations who are making significant contributions to the San Marcos arts and cultural scene from 6-7:30 p.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

San Marcos Parks and Recreation, in association with the Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos, is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area beginning in October.

The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Passengers Can Now Use Smart Devices to Pay for Bus Passes

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, THE BUS in San Marcos and Go Geo riders in the City of Georgetown can now use their smart devices to purchase bus passes.

Hopthru is a San Francisco-based mobile ticketing platform for public transit agencies. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Work to Begin on Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

The City has contracted with Santa Clara Construction of Austin to replace approximately 6,300 feet of existing sanitary sewer mains located in various locations in the city that are either fully or partially within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

Const...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

CAPCOG Upgrading Regional Notification System

AUSTIN, TEXAS –  The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is upgrading the regional notification system that powers WarnCentralTexas.org to bring residents emergency and public safety warnings they need to protect their families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Texercise is Coming to San Marcos in October

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is bringing Texercise to San Marcos for those aged 50 and above in October.

Texercise Select is a free, 10-week evidence-based program that is conducted by a trained facilitator. Participants will meet at the San Marcos Acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Shot in Burglary, Aggravated Robbery

Police are looking for suspects who shot a man during a burglary and aggravated robbery at an apartment in San Marcos early Thursday morning.

At approximately 12:22 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to a shots fired call at the Lodge Apartments, 1975 Aquar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

San Marcos to Go Out of Drought Restrictions Sunday

The City of San Marcos is going out of drought restrictions effective Sunday, Sept. 23 and will return to year-round water conservation rules.

Year-round rules allow use of sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Hand watering and using soaker ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Tom Taggart Honored at Symposium; Appointed to Texas811 Board

Executive Director of Public Services Tom Taggart has been honored by two separate organizations in the public utilities sector.

“It’s very fitting for Tom to be honored both locally and nationally for his many years of service, not onl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Video Update on CM Allen Project Posted Online

The City of San Marcos has posted a video featuring information about the CM Allen Reconstruction Project online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/CMAllen.

CM Allen Parkway between Hopkins Street and University Drive is closed to traffic and is anticipated to reopen ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Forbes Names San Marcos Best Place to Retire in Texas

Forbes has named San Marcos the best city to retire in Texas in the magazine’s 2018 rankings, placing it ahead of San Antonio, the runner up in the list.

The magazine noted San Marcos’ quality of life and positive economic statistics, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Establishes Workforce Housing Task Force

The City of San Marcos has established a Workforce Housing Task Force to assist the San Marcos City Council in developing a comprehensive housing policy to address housing challenges faced by working families in San Marcos.

The first public meeting of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Thrilling Thursdays

Thursdays at 4 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Beginning in September, the library will offer after school programs to elementary school aged children every Thursday at 4 p.m. through the end of the year. Come join us for LEGO Mania, Growi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

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

 

Belinda Moats of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Residents Can Sign Up for Zoning Application Notifications

As part of the new San Marcos Development Code (CODE SMTX), the City is encouraging interested residents and property owners to sign up to receive notice of new zoning applications, Comprehensive Plan Map amendment applications, and related neighborhood m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olymp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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.

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

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
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Bike boxes repainted downtown for increased bicycle safety

The bike boxes downtown have recently been repainted to help increase bicyclist safety.

The green areas on N. LBJ at the intersections of Hopkins, Hutchison and University are called “bike boxes” and are designated areas where bicyclist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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