1. News & Announcements

  1. Boards and Commissions Vacancies Open for Applications

    City Seeks Volunteers for Boards, Commissions

    City Council is scheduled to review the applications and make appointments at the Feb. 1, 2022, meeting. Appointed volunteers will take their seats on March 1, 2022. Read on...
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    Stephanie Reyes to be Named Interim City Manager

    Tuesday night, City Council members provided direction to staff to add an action item to the next City Council meeting to name Stephanie Reyes Interim City Manager.... Read on...
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    Police Investigating Homicide at Apartment Complex

    At approximately 2:22 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, the San Marcos Police Department responded to The Cottages at San Marcos, 1415 Craddock Avenue, ... Read on...
  4. City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

    City Awarded Texas Planning Achievement Awards

    The City received a General Plan Award through the APA Central Texas Chapter and a Best Practice Award - Silver through the APA Texas Chapter. These awards are ... Read on...
  5. Public Meeting Notice

    Public Meeting for Craddock Avenue Bike Lane Striping Project

    The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1310 Advance Street, on November 30, 2021, to discuss ... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Frankenweenie is the smartest dog you may ever meet! This boy knows how to give a high five, shake with BOTH paws, he knows sit, and he hops right in the car... Read on...
  7. Holiday Camp

    Holiday Camp Registration Now Open

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages everyone register their children for Holiday Camp this upcoming holiday break. This year the camp... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Fargo has been at the shelter since June 15, 2021. He has the sweetest face and the softest fur! For being 6 years old, he still has lots of energy and is very playful... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Tiny Tim is a 2-year-old ball of energy! If you need a dog who will go on runs or long walks with you, then Tiny Tim is your guy! He likes to zoom around and chase... Read on...
  10. NF - SMPD Blue Santa

    Applications Available for SMPD’s Blue Santa Program

    Completed applications for the San Marcos Police Department's 2021 Blue Santa Program must be submitted in person no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. Read on...
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    City Names Directors of Utilities, Public Works

    On Friday, Oct. 29, the City of San Marcos selected Tyler Hjorth as the Director of Utilities and Sabas Avila as the Director of Public Works. In May, Hjorth and Avila... Read on...
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    COSM Statement on Behalf of City Manager Bert Lumbreras

    Over the weekend an updated story related to a pending lawsuit against the City and multiple City officials regarding an incident in late October 2020 was released. Read on...
  13. Five-Year Survey

    City Seeks Input on Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance Program

    The City of San Marcos’ Public Works Department developed an online survey to gather feedback on the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program... Read on...
  14. NF - End Drought Restrictions

    San Marcos Ends Water Restriction on October 31

    The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, October 31 and will return to year-round water conservation rules. When the... Read on...
  15. Activity Center Closed

    San Marcos Activity Center Closed Due to Water Damage

    The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street, will be closed indefinitely due to water damage that occurred inside the building in the early ... Read on...
  16. Month of Service

    City of San Marcos to Honor Veterans with Month of Service, Veterans Day Parade

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, will host a month of community service... Read on...
  17. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Fang (48820652) Fang is an American Staffordshire Terrier with gorgeous fur and stunning golden eyes. He came into the shelter with his buddy... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Bon Bon (48262821) Brace yourself to fall in love! Bon Bon is a 7-year-old Red Australian Cattle Dog/Moutain Cur mix. He's a mellow senior ... Read on...
  19. NF - Downtown Gallery

    City to Dedicate Downtown Outdoor Gallery

    The gallery is a Mural Arts Program initiative, in partnership with the Main Street Program. Artwork will be mounted on the side of a building on E. MLK Drive.... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Robinson (48229389) Robinson is the whole package! At 40 pounds, with a gorgeous dark brown coat, and eyes that make you melt every time. He's... Read on...
  21. NF - TREE WORK

    Tree Work Scheduled for Week of October 11

    Crews will remove freeze damaged and diseased trees and tree limbs on various city properties. The work will require amenities in some city parks to briefly close.... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Louis (46845715) Louis (46845715) has been at SMRAS since March 5, 2021. He's the cutest gray hippo of a dog at 67 pounds! He loves to play in water... Read on...
  23. Farmer Fred&#39s Fall Carnival

    Residents, Visitors Invited to Farmer Fred's Harvest Fall Carnival

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Park, 170 ... Read on...
  24. Council Meeting update

    CITY COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE

    Tonight's City Council meeting, October 4, 2021, will be available to stream online only. It may be viewed from the Council Video page: bit.ly/3ol5DeP ... Read on...
  25. NF - Music on the Square

    City to Launch Music on the Square Concert Series, Accept State Designation

    During the Music on the Square series, concerts will be held every Thursday in October on the lawn of the Hays County Historic Courthouse.... Read on...
  26. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Toad (48293613) Toad is such a treasure! This 65-pound boy enjoys all the pets, napping, and more napping. He has met other dogs at the shelter ... Read on...
  27. NF - ABLE (600 x 400 px)

    San Marcos Police Department Joins Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project

    The evidence-based national training initiative was developed by the Georgetown University Law Center.... Read on...
  28. SMTX Vision

    Public Invited to Participate in Vision SMTX Virtual Survey

    The interactive Vision SMTX comprehensive plan rewrite project virtual survey is available online through October 4 and is available in both English and Spanish.... Read on...
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    Lauren Surley Named as Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations

    Surley is a graduate of Texas State University and a 2021 graduate of the Leadership San Marcos program.... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Gunther (47990933) This hyper boy has enough energy to keep up with you on a good run or a long walk. Gunther told us he would love a four ... Read on...
  31. NF - SMArts Awards

    9th Annual SMArts Awards Presentation Set for Sept. 30

    In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will present its SMArts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations who ... Read on...
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    San Marcos Police Investigate Death at Apartment Complex

    A suspect, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigation and review by the District Attorney’s Office, has been identified and interviewed.... Read on...
  33. NF- Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, ... Read on...
  34. NF - Rio Vista Falls

    Rio Vista Falls Maintenance Work to Begin in October

    Beginning in early October, the instream structures and bank improvements at Rio Vista Falls will undergo maintenance. The Rio Vista Falls area will be closed ... Read on...
  35. Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Chip is a peaceful, loving boy. He's house-trained, walks great on leash, kind-hearted, and definitely a couch potato! This 56-pound boy has lived with other dogs... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Offers Adoption Specials for Clear the Shelters 2021

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) is participating in KXAN’s annual Clear the Shelters event. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September ... Read on...
  37. NF - National Park Service Grant

    City Awarded National Park Service Grant to Fund Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

    The City of San Marcos has been awarded a $30,000 grant through the Underrepresented Community Grant Program. The grant is funded by the ... Read on...
  38. Veterans Day Parade

    Entries Invited for San Marcos' Veterans Day Parade

    The City of San Marcos is now accepting entries for the 2021 Veterans Day Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 and presented by the City of San Marcos ... Read on...
  39. Bobcats Give Back Program

    Bobcat Gives Back Program Collects Students' Donations

    This summer, local students diverted 2,849 pounds of material from landfills through Bobcats Give Back. The sustainable move-out initiative was created to provide... Read on...
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    San Marcos City Manager Announces Retirement

    San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras has announced his intention to retire effective January 31, 2022. Lumbreras formally notified members of the San Marcos City... Read on...
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    San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

    Due to a shortage in regional bus drivers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some CARTS routes may not be able to maintain the current 30-minute pickup frequency... Read on...
  42. NF - 911 Flag Raising Ceremony

    City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Stair Climb

    On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department will host two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 ... Read on...
  43. SMTX Vision

    City Invites the Public to Participate in Vision SMTX

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a series of in-person, pop-up, take-home, or virtual community events to provide input on the Vision ... Read on...
  44. Core 4 Partnership

    Core 4 Partnership launches Youth Task Force 2021

    The Core 4 Task Force, made up of the City of San Marcos, Hays County, San Marcos CISD, and Texas State University, is now accepting applications for the Fall... Read on...
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    San Marcos Residents Can Text Emergency Info to 9-1-1

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  46. 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...