1. News & Announcements

  1. NF - CARTS Service Resumes

    CARTS Interurban Service to Resume

    Beginning Monday, January 31, 2022, CARTS Interurban 1510 and 1517 will resume their regular schedules. A severe driver shortage previously impacted the routes. Read on...
  2. Pets of the week 1.27.2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Bojangles is an old man that has the heart of a puppy! He loves playing with squeaky toys, going on long walks, and peanut butter-flavored treats. Bojangles enjoys... Read on...
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    City Announces Leadership Changes

    Incoming Interim City Manager Stephanie Reyes is announcing changes within the organization, which will take effect following City Manager Bert Lumbreras’ retirement. Read on...
  4. Pets of the week - Jan 20

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Lola has been in and out of the shelter since June 16, 2021. Lola is a sweet 8-year-old gal with medium-to-low energy. She likes playing with other dogs at SMRAS... Read on...
  5. NF - CARTS Service Changes

    CARTS Interurban Service Changes

    CARTS is experiencing a severe driver shortage due to the pandemic and will need to combine the 1510 Yellow and 1517 Gold Interurban Routes until ... Read on...
  6. SMRAS Meet and Greet

    Meet the Finalists: Animal Services Manager

    The City of San Marcos will host a meet and greet to introduce the finalists for the Animal Services Manager. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022... Read on...
  7. Pets of the Week - January 13, 2022.

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Gobber is super cuddly, very energetic, is as smart as a whip, and loves food! This 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shepherd mix needs an adopter with a lot of... Read on...
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    City to Distribute Free COVID-19 Take-Home Test Kits

    Tests are limited and are intended only for use by individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who require a negative COVID-19 test to return to school or work.... Read on...
  9. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    Police Release New Photos of Truck Involved in Fatal Crash, Request Assistance Identifying Driver

    The surveillance photos show the truck to have a white box with yellow on the bottom half of the doors and front fenders. Read on...
  10. COVID Community Discussion

    COVID-19 Community Discussion Jan 14

    Have COVID-19 related questions? Get answers from local experts and members of our community. The City of San Marcos is hosting a live COVID-19 ... Read on...
  11. 4th Of July City Closures

    Holiday Schedule for City Offices

    City of San Marcos offices, including the Public Library, Animal Shelter, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read on...
  12. Pets of the week - January 2, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Giggles is such a hoot! She loves laying on her bed to take a snooze or chew a bone. This 2-year-old Retriever mix LOVES toys; she will try to put two in her... Read on...
  13. NF - Kissing Alley Open House

    Open House Planned for Kissing Alley Reconstruction

    Proposed design concepts will be finalized following public input and could include enhanced lighting, seating, public art, performance spaces, and landscaping.... Read on...
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    Two Pedestrians Hit, Killed in Early Morning Crash

    As of this release, the driver of the vehicle that hit Dorsey and Benton has not been cited and charges are not expected. Police continue to investigate the crash. Read on...
  15. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    Argument Results in Man's Death, Suspect Arrested

    Heyliger was initially booked on a charge of Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury and released on bond. A warrant was issued following Worsham’s death. Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    To meet available pets, please visit us in person at the shelter, open from noon – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Read on...
  17. City Hall Offices Closed for Holidays

    Holiday Schedule for City Offices

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Animal Shelter, Public Library, and Utility Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23 and 24 ... Read on...
  18. NF - CARTS Winter Break Schedule

    Interurban 1517 Winter Break Schedule

    Beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, CARTS Interurban 1517 will not be in service as part of its winter break schedule. Interurban... Read on...
  19. News Flash Pets of the week - December 9, 2021.

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Lina has been at SMRAS since July 16, 2021, with little adoption interest. She's a high-energy dog and can be hard to walk on a leash at times, but shelter staff... Read on...
  20. Call for Artists

    Arts Commission Seeks Artist for Traffic Box Murals

    The San Marcos Arts Commission has issued two calls for artists to provide original artwork to be applied as “mini murals” on traffic signal control boxes on ... Read on...
  21. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    Two Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation

    The San Marcos Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Lavonte Craig Benford last month has resulted in the arrest of two suspects. Read on...
  22. 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...
  25. 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...
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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...
  27. 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...
  29. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
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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...
  36. 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...