1. News & Announcements

  1. SMPD Arrests suspect for armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop

    SMPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

    The San Marcos Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at Spirit Pit Stop, 1214 IH 35 South, that occurred December 11, 2020. The suspect has been… Read on...
  2. Murder suspect Melvin George Nicholas Jr arrested

    Suspect Arrested for Murder at San Marcos Hotel

    At approximately 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, San Marcos Police were called to the Econo Lodge Hotel, 811 S. Guadalupe Street, and upon arrival located a deceased male inside... Read on...
  3. Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    Hays County Opens Online Portal for COVID-19 Vaccines

    On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) received a shipment of 1,950 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. It also launched an online... Read on...
  4. Generic News Flash graphic

    City Earns GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

    For the 41st time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of San Marcos the Certificate of Achievement... Read on...
  5. New signs coming to Downtown San Marcos

    Downtown San Marcos Street Signs Get Makeover

    Starting the week of January 25, 2021, the City of San Marcos will begin installing new street signs in the downtown area.... Read on...
  6. Intersection Improvements Begin Nov. 30

    Construction Update: Phase 4 Begins on Wonder Drive and Hunter Road Improvements

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, construction work begins on Phase 4 of the intersection safety and improvement project at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road... Read on...
  7. City Hall Closure MLK Jan 18

    City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    City of San Marcos Offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday... Read on...
  8. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    SMPD Receives Safe Policing for Communities Certification

    On Monday, January 6, 2021, the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation certified the San Marcos Police Department’s compliance with President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order No. 13929... Read on...
  9. Cape Road Closed Jan. 11 through Jan. 15

    Cape Road Closure Beginning Jan. 11

    Media Notice: As part of the Blanco Gardens Subdivision Drainage project, Cape Road will be closed Jan. 11 through Jan. 15... Read on...
  10. Marie Kalka Photo

    Kalka Hired as City’s New Finance Director

    City of San Marcos is announcing the hire of Marie Kalka as the City’s next director of finance. Kalka will begin her career in San Marcos on January 19, and was chosen from a nationwide candidate pool of 53 applicants. Read on...
  11. Facility Closure

    City Facilities Remain Closed to Public Until Feb. 1

    Due to continued rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within San Marcos and Hays County, City facilities will remain closed to the public through the end of January 2021... Read on...
  12. Water Restrictions End on January 10

    San Marcos Ends Water Restrictions on January 10

    The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, Jan. 10 and will return to year-round water conservation rules... Read on...
  13. Rental Property Registration

    Rental Property Registration Mandatory as of January 1

    The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department is reminding owners of rental property located within the City limits that as of January 1, 2021, they are required to register their properties on an annual basis... Read on...
  14. City of San Marcos Seal

    Holiday Weekend Results in 16th Traffic Fatality for 2020

    On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire, and Hays County EMS were dispatched to I-35 in the area of Exit 206 northbound TX-82 Loop & Aquarena Springs Drive in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident... Read on...
  15. Demarques Whitehurst arrested for Grove Apts Incident

    SMPD Arrests One from November Grove Apts Incidents

    On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, San Marcos Police arrested 21-year-old Demarques Milan Whitehurst in San Antonio, TX., for crimes that occurred in November at The Grove at San Marcos, 1150 E. River Ridge Parkway... Read on...
  16. Willow Springs

    Grow Zone and Native Prairie Pilot Program Underway

    The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Habitat Conservation Plan programs have partnered to conduct a pilot program for a grow zone and native prairie at Willow Springs Park, 325 Ellis Street... Read on...
  17. Skate Park Graffiti

    Skate Park to Close Next Week for Graffiti Removal

    The San Marcos Skate Park will be closed for graffiti removal Tuesday, Jan. 5 and Wednesday, Jan. 6. The park will reopen for use on Thursday, Jan. 7... Read on...
  18. Baylor and Madison Adopted

    Shelter Exceeds Goal with 131 Adoptions to Forever Homes

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) exceeded its December goal of 120 new adoptions with a total of 131 pets being placed in their forever homes during the Holiday Adoption Special... Read on...
  19. Mug shot of Richard Allen Davis

    SMPD Makes Christmas Eve Aggravated Assault Arrest

    On Thursday, Dec. 24, San Marcos Police arrested Richard Allen Davis (DOB 9/02/1969) of San Marcos for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon following a stabbing incident... Read on...
  20. Diane Insley and Linda Coker

    Heritage Association Donates $5,000 to Public Library

    The City of San Marcos Public Library recently received a $5,000 donation from the Heritage Association of San Marcos to benefit the San Marcos and Hays County Local History Archives in the new library addition... Read on...
  21. January City Hall Calendar

    January City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  22. City Facilities Closed until January 12

    City to Close Facilities to Public Dec. 28 to Jan. 12

    The City of San Marcos is closing all public facilities for the two weeks following the Christmas holiday, from Monday, Dec. 28 to Tuesday, Jan. 12, to help ensure that COVID-19 case counts remain low... Read on...
  23. City Hall Offices Closed for Holidays

    City Offices Closed for Christmas

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, Public Library, and Utility Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday... Read on...
  24. White Chevy crashed into railing

    Weekend Auto Fatality is 15th for San Marcos in 2020

    On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., units from the San Marcos Police Department, the San Marcos Fire Department, and Hays County EMS were dispatched to a major traffic collision... Read on...
  25. Spirits Robbery Offender

    SMPD Requests Assistance in Spirit Pit Stop Robbery

    On Friday evening, Dec. 11, San Marcos Police responded to the report of an Aggravated Robbery at Spirit Pit Stop, 1214 IH 35 South, and is asking the public for assistance in solving this crime... Read on...
  26. Mugshots of 5 Arrests

    Two Weekend Incidents Lead to Multiple Arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department responded to two separate incidents that led to several felony arrests over the weekend... Read on...
  27. Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

    Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

    CARTS Interurban and Local San Marcos "The Bus" transit service will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, Dec. 14. The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban is Friday, Dec. 11... Read on...
  28. Jason Jordan Trevino Arrested on Thursday Dec. 10

    Aggravated Assault Offender Arrested on Thursday

    On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10, San Marcos Police arrested Jason Jordan Trevino (DOB 6/28/2000) of San Marcos for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest, and Tampering with Evidence... Read on...
  29. Chief&#39s Advisory Panel on Dec. 21

    Chief’s Advisory Panel Public Meeting on Dec. 21

    NOTE: The meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 21 and will be available for remote viewing through Zoom with the link available on the SMPD Facebook page and the Chief’s Advisory Panel web page the day of the meeting... Read on...
  30. COVID-19 Testing Announces Holiday Closures

    Curative Mobile Testing Announces Holiday Closures

    Free COVID-19 testing continues to be available throughout Hays County at Curative mobile sites in San Marcos, Wimberley, Buda, Dripping Springs, and Kyle... Read on...
  31. Mayor and Place 5 Election Results

    Hughson and Gleason Victorious in Runoff Election

    In unofficial election results released by the Hays County Elections Office at 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Jane Hughson has been re-elected Mayor and Mark Gleason has been elected to San Marcos City Council Place 5... Read on...
  32. Jacob Anthony Fuentes Mugshot

    SMPD Arrests Driver of Stolen Vehicle on Monday

    Early Monday morning, Dec. 7, San Marcos Police Department officers arrested Jacob Anthony Fuentes (DOB 5/31/1998) of San Marcos for driving a stolen vehicle and for several other charges stemming from the incident... Read on...
  33. Holiday Animal Shelter Adoption Special

    Shelter Sets Goal to Match 120 Pets to Forever Homes

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is offering a holiday adoption special of $20 for all adoption-ready pets through Tuesday, Dec. 22... Read on...
  34. Downtown San Marcos Mobility Hub

    Family-friendly Holiday Activities in Downtown San Marcos

    The San Marcos Main Street Program has kicked off its annual Season’s Greetings from Downtown campaign by opening the holiday mailbox in Kissing Alley until Friday, Jan. 1... Read on...
  35. Sunoco Robbery Video Surveillance photos

    SMPD Searching for Offender in Aggravated Robbery

    The San Marcos Police Department responded to the report of an aggravated robbery at Sunoco, 1200 Hwy 80, on Sunday, Nov. 29, and is asking the public for assistance in solving this crime... Read on...
  36. December City Hall Calendar event dates

    December City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings... Read on...
  37. San Marcos Public Library New hours and Services

    New Public Library Hours and Services Starting Today

    The San Marcos Public Library has moved into the new portion of its building and has reopened for public services beginning today, Tuesday, Dec. 1... Read on...
  38. San Marcos Police Department update on The Grove Incident

    SMPD Searching for Armed Offenders in Second Grove Incident

    San Marcos Police are searching for two armed offenders who are believed to be responsible for a second incident at The Grove at San Marcos, 1150 E. River Ridge Parkway, and continue to ask the public for their assistance in solving this crime... Read on...
  39. Patton Street Closure through the end of December

    Patton Street Closed to Traffic Through End of December

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department began construction on a storm sewer associated with the Victory Gardens Subdivision Improvement Project... Read on...
  40. Wreaths Across America Donation

    Mountain Laurel Garden Club Donates to Wreaths Across America Event

    The Mountain Laurel Garden Club gathered recently at the San Marcos City Cemetery flagpole to make a monetary donation in support of the Wreaths Across America... Read on...
  41. Virtual Community Workshop Downtown Design

    Virtual Downtown Design Community Workshop on Dec. 9

    The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department is hosting a Virtual Community Workshop online... Read on...
  42. City of San Marcos Seal

    Call for Agencies to Apply for Additional CDBG-CV Funding for Housing & Business Relief

    The City of San Marcos is accepting applications through December 30, 2020, from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments... Read on...
  43. Veterans month of service final week opportunity

    City’s “Month of Service” Final Week: Hays County Food Bank Donations

    The City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veteran organizations, will conclude their month of service opportunities with “Donate to the Hays County Food Bank”... Read on...
  44. Intersection Improvements Begin Nov. 30

    Wonder World Dr and Hunter Rd Improvements Begin Nov. 30

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will begin multimodal improvements for pedestrian, bike, and striping access at the intersection of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road on Monday, Nov. 30. . Read on...
  45. Mugshots of Enalisa Blackman and Michael Ifeanacho

    San Marcos Police Investigates Third Homicide of 2020

    San Marcos Police responded to The Lodge Apartments, 1975 Aquarena Springs Drive, on Tuesday evening for calls of gunshots which ultimately resulted in a murder investigation... Read on...
  46. Boards and Commissions call for applications

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards & Commissions

    The City of San Marcos is accepting applications to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community... Read on...
  47. Shoebox parade Announcement

    City’s Virtual Holiday Parade Slated for November 26

    The City of San Marcos will be hosting the inaugural SMTX Hometown Holiday Shoebox Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26 online at 2 p.m... Read on...
  48. City Hall Closures for Thanksgiving Day

    City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices and drive-thrus, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, for the Thanksgiving Holiday... Read on...
  49. Map for Black Friday Mall Exits

    Black Friday Weekend Exit Ramp Closures at Outlet Malls

    The City of San Marcos will close two IH35 exit ramps near the San Marcos Outlet Malls for traffic control during the upcoming Black Friday weekend... Read on...
  50. CoSM Employees during Fall River Clean up

    200 Volunteers Participated in Successful Fall River Clean Up

    The City’s Neighborhood Enhancement Department, as well as Keep San Marcos Beautiful and the Habitat Conservation Plan, report that almost 200 volunteers picked up trash and recyclable material... Read on...
  51. Need Utility Assistance help?

    Utility & Rental Assistance Available to Area Residents

    The City of San Marcos is reminding area residents of utility and rent or mortgage assistance options available through Community Action, Inc. and the City’s utility billing department to help our community navigate these challenging financial times. .. Read on...
  52. Collage of White Impala

    Public Assistance Requested for Tuesday Home Invasion

    San Marcos Police responded to the report of a home invasion at The Grove at San Marcos, 1150 E. River Ridge Parkway, on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and is asking the public for assistance in solving this crime... Read on...
  53. 20Nov16_Garrett Allen Howe

    Police Respond to Two Shooting Incidents, One Arrest

    San Marcos Police responded to two incidents involving the discharge of firearms over the weekend with one resulting in the shooting of an individual by an unknown assailant and the other resulting in an arrest. Read on...
  54. Boil water notice has ended

    Citywide Boil Water Notice Rescinded Immediately

    The City of San Marcos has rescinded the citywide boil water notice that was issued Thursday evening following construction damage to a major City water main. Water testing has confirmed no bacteria contamination is present and the water is safe ... Read on...
  55. Boil Water Notice

    Citywide Boil Water Notice in Effect until Saturday at 5 p.m.

    The City of San Marcos is notifying all water customers of a citywide boil water notice in effect until Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. The boil notice is the result of construction damage to a major City water main this afternoon which resulted in ... Read on...
  56. Grand Marshall Group photo

    Two Honorary Grand Marshals Named for 2020 Veterans Day ‘Month of Service’

    Throughout November, the City of San Marcos is honoring our Veterans with a “Month of Service” to show our pride and respect for the Veterans who have assured freedom for our nation for 244 years. Read on...
  57. Mugshot of young man in black t-shirt

    Man Arrested in Stabbing Incident on Wednesday

    The San Marcos Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2020, which resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Sonny Luna (DOB 06/18/99) of Seguin, TX., for Aggravated Assault... Read on...
  58. East Hopkins Project graphic of yellow vest and yellow hardhat

    East Hopkins Bike and Ped Project Beginning Nov. 9

    The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project on Monday, Nov. 9... Read on...
  59. 2020 Election Results announcement with City of San Marcos Logo

    Garza & Scott Elected; Runoff in Mayoral Race & Place 5

    In unofficial election results released by the Hays County Elections Office at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Alyssa Garza and Shane Scott have been elected to San Marcos City Council Place 3 and 4, respectively... Read on...
  60. San Marcos Veterans Month of Service November 2020

    City’s “Month of Service” Kicks-Off with Honor a Veteran

    The City of San Marcos, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations, will be hosting a month of service opportunities starting with “Honor a Veteran”. Read on...
  61. Mugshots of two white males

    Man Arrested Downtown for Aggravated Assault

    The San Marcos Police Department responded to an incident downtown Tuesday night, Oct. 27, 2020, which resulted in the arrest of Mekhi Arthur Burgess... Read on...
  62. Photo of City Hall

    November City Hall Calendar

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

    Animal Shelter to Host Next Emancipet Clinic Nov. 7

    On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) will host the first of several upcoming Emancipet mobile spay/neuter clinics for San Marcos and the surrounding community ... Read on...
  64. San Marcos Police Department Blue santa announcement

    SMPD Blue Santa Applications Due November 20

    The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is excited to announce that the application process for the 2020 SMPD Blue Santa Program is open and applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 20... Read on...
  65. Tree and two recycling trash cans graphic

    City Announces 5th Annual Bin It to Win It Champion

    The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, Vintage Pads Apartments is the official champion of the annual Bin it to Win it recycling competition... Read on...
  66. texting

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

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  67. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how... Read on...