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San Marcos Clears Riverbanks

It's out with the old invasive vegetation and in with the new native vegetation here in San Marcos. The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),..

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Clears Cat Room  

After a month of hard work, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) has finally tallied up the numbers from this year's Clear the Shelters initiative...

Soft Interview Room Offers Comfort to Victims and Survivors

Compassion, safety, and comfort. Those are some words that can be used to describe what victims feel in a new space that just opened at the San Marcos Police Department. 

SMPD Makes Arrests in Human Smuggling, Kidnapping Investigation

Thanks to teamwork among our San Marcos Police Department and neighboring law enforcement agencies, investigators have arrested three people accused of kidnapping...

Residents Encouraged to Reduce Tax Bills with Homestead Exemption

The San Marcos City Council voted to approve a residential homestead property tax exemption of $15,000 and raised the exemption for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities from $25,000 to $35,000....

Utility Assistance Available to Hays County Residents

Additional funding of $350,000 recently became available for the Community Action of Central Texas Utility Assistance Program. Here's what you need to know to apply...

San Marcos Fire Marshal Promoted to Rank of Assistant Chief

Jonathan Henderson has served with the San Marcos Fire Department for 15 years. He was appointed as Fire Marshal in April 2023 after serving in the role on an interim basis for nearly two years...

San Marcos to Enter Stage 4 Drought Restrictions

Due to aquifer levels continuing to drop over the last two months, the City of San Marcos will enter Stage 4 drought restrictions effective Sunday, August 27 at noon. Let’s come together as a community to protect our precious water resources...

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) is Clearing its Shelter

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) is excited to find pets forever homes as it participates in the National Clear the Shelters event throughout the month of August.

Online Resource Gives Residents Access to Crime Data

The Citizen Connect platform allows residents to view basic data about incidents and arrests. Residents can also create alerts to stay in the loop at what's happening in their neighborhood  and the places they visit every day.

New Tool Helps SMPD Address Juveniles' Mental Health

San Marcos Police have a new tool in their box that will help officers support troubled youth.  The Police Department already works with a therapist from Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental...

San Marcos at High Risk for Wildfires

The Texas A&M Forest Service has increased the Texas Wildland Fire Preparedness Level to level four out of five. Residents are encouraged to take steps to help prevent wildfires from sparking in our community... 

Hispanic Heritage Month: Stephanie Reyes Makes Her Mark as First Latina City Manager

The leadership at the City of San Marcos is making history. In February, City Council members voted unanimously, with Councilmember Saul Gonzales absent, to name Stephanie Reyes...

New Citizen Comment Sign Up Process

The San Marcos City Clerk’s Office is making changes to the process residents follow to sign up for citizen comment at City Council meetings through a simple, easy online form...

City of San Marcos Provides Rent and Utility Assistance, Resources for Families in Need

A new program is available to help eligible families at risk of becoming homeless pay for rent and utilities. The City of San Marcos is providing a rent and utilities assistance program administered by the non-profit organization...

Inside Look at the Junior Fire Academy

The Junior Fire Academy, hosted by the San Marcos Fire Department, just wrapped up its second session. As far as the campers tell us, it was a jam-packed learning experience...

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