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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Citizens Fire Academy 2020 Cancelled

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Because of the global coronavirus outbreak and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Citizens Fire Academy. 

Applications for next year’s academy are being accepted. Please see the ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

SMFD COVID-19 Impact

SMFD Covid19 Cancellations

A few updates from San Marcos Fire Department due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. 

At this time:

  • Junior Fire Academy has been cancelled for this year
  • Public Event Participation is suspended indefinetly
  • Fire Stations are closed to any outside visi...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Sam's Club San Marcos Donates Hot Pizzas

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Sam’s Club San Marcos once again proves to be an amazing community partner. Here they donate 15 hot pizzas to help feed the on-shift crew. Pictured is the Sam’s representative, Captain Garrett Jordan, and Captain Mo Orichuela. Thank yo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tanger Outlet Annual Donation

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San Marcos Fire Department is a proud recipient of a generous $1,000.00 donation from Tanger Outlet Mall. 

From left to right are Tanger Outlets representative Allison Murphy, Dean Domingo, San Marcos Fire Marshal’s Office Administrative...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

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The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Fire Department Online Request Form

Schedule a visit

Would you like to request a visit to or from the San Marcos Fire Department?

Click on the round "Schedule a Visit" button on our home page to submit your request using our online form. A minimum of two weeks advanced notice is required.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Many pancakes served at Pancakes with Santa

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The Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni Association hosted their annual fundraiser Pancakes with Santa on Saturday morning, December 14, 2019 at San Marcos Fire Station #5.  There were many smiles when Santa arrived riding Ol' Betsy. Former Mayor Danie...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

San Marcos Fire Department Open House was a success!

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Open house is a free, annual event held on the first Saturday in October. The goal is to learn about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations with fire truck rides, vehicle rescue, and more.

Fire Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held

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9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.The San Marcos Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 near the Fire Bell at San Marcos City Hall.

The program opened with a welc...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Swearing In Ceremony held at City Hall

Mayor Hughson & Chief Stephens perform the official Oath of Office with Firefighter Rudy Blasich

A badge pinning ceremony took place at City Hall on Monday, August 19, 2019.  Two firefighters, Rudy Blasich & Joshua Jahns, took their oath of office as a solemn promise to defend the Constitution of the United States. Firefighter badges wer...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Successful Fan Drive

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The San Marcos Fire Department has had a successful donation drive for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.  These will be donated to area seniors, people with disabilities, and households with children that are in financial need. Thanks...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

SMFD Jr. Fire Academy

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This summer's Jr. Fire Academy Summer Camp was a huge success. The kids learned about the various aspects of being a firefighter, life-saving techniques, fire safety and fire equipment. The SMFD hosted 48 children as part of their free summer camp program...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony

Jana Green received retirement recognition after 24 years of service.

The Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019. Here are some highlights below: 

(From left to right) Fire Marshal, Kelly Kistner with Captains Clint Foehner and Jonathan Henderson, who received their Peace Officer badg...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

New rules for mobile food units

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Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit.  Mobile Food Units currently permitted by the City who have grills, gas stoves, fryers, or other food equip...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

San Marcos River Parks to Close at 8 p.m. Thursday June 25

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The City of San Marcos river parks will be closed again until further notice as of 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The Dog Park, Skate Park, neighborhood parks, and natural areas will remain open, but visitors to these areas should observe CDC recommendation...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Discovery Camp and Summer Fun Canceled for 2020

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In response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department has canceled the upcoming sessions of Summer Fun and Discovery Camp. Previously scheduled to start on July 13, both programs have been suspended for ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 1, 2020

San Marcos Announces Summer Program Updates

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The City of San Marcos is announcing cancellations and tentative scheduling of summer programs in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Plans for annual summer programming for the Parks and Recreation Department, Public Library and Fire Department are below:...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Fri., March 20, 2...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

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Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Stree...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

River and Bike Path Map

On Monday, Feb. 17 residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park.

The trail will be a 1.7-mil...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The April 2nd Historic Preservation Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos. With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distancing techn...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th P&Z Meeting Cancelled

The March 24th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos.  With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distanc...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Citizen Comments - Planning & Zoning Commission

Citizens wishing to speak during the Citizen Comment Period at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, March 24, 2020, may sign up in person at City Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Written comments may be sent to planninginfo@sanma...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Help the City of San Marcos decide the top priorities for CDBG funds

The City of San Marcos receives approximately $600,000 per year in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funds. Every five years, City Council chooses the top priority categories for these funds through the Consolidated Plan process. From 2015-...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure Agenda Update

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City Council will not be considering Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure for Historic Designation in tonight’s City Council Meeting. The agenda item has been postponed until January 29, 2019, after runoff elections when a full council can be...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

“We’ve receiv...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

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Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

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Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

ZC-20-14 (101 & 103 Lockhart Street)

A Zoning Change Application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Andrew Nance, on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately .2938 acres consisting of lot 46 of the A.M. Ramsay Subdivision, Located at 101 & 103 Lockhart ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

ZC-20-15 (La Cima, Phase 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC  on behalf of LCSM Ph 2, LLC for approximately 89.694...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

ZC-20-10

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD)” to Medium Intensity Planning Area has been submitted by Ed Theriot on behalf of McCoy Family Partnership One and Two, for approximately 109 acres out of the Barnett O. Kane, Cyrus Wickson...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-11 (Lantana on Bastrop)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by David Richardson, on behalf of Mark Tolley, Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, for approximately 10 acres, m...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-13 (Redwood 3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted by James Ingalls, on behalf of Jim Smith, Smith Co. Redwood LLC, for approximately 80 acres, more or less, out of...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint) and AN-20-05 (Palace Way)

  • AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation) Annexation of 9.160 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link:...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

ZC-20-04 (Mystic Canyon Update)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development, “CC” Community Commercial, and “P” Public and Institutional to “SF-6” Single Family has been submitted by Bill E. Cou...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

  • Ordinance 1...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Council to Consider Funding COVID-19 Testing with CDBG

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on a proposal to add a COVID-19 testing program to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019-2020 Action Plan using $105,530 of the newly issued $425,261 CDBG-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds. Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

July City Hall Calendar

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Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check

with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Historic Preservation Commission – 5:45 p.m. Location information will be available prior to th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Free COVID Test Site Open July 12-16 in San Marcos

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Free, walk-up COVID-19 testing will be offered at San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Sunday, July 12 to Thursday, July 16. This testing opportunity is made possible by the Texas Division of Emergency Managemen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Transit Services Expanding July 6, Masks and Distancing Required Now

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Starting Monday, July 6, the City of San Marcos will expand the interurban and the fixed-route transit services to meet a growing need for transit as Texas State University students resume on-campus and virtual classes. New safety measures are now and wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Receives Additional State Transit Funding

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded $257,257 in State Small Urban formula funds for transit expenses from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT).

This funding is in addition to a $6.4 million disaster relief CARES Act grant for public transit e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

San Marcos River Parks to Close at 8 p.m. Thursday June 25

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The City of San Marcos river parks will be closed again until further notice as of 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The dog park, the skate park, and natural areas will remain open, but visitors to these areas should observe CDC recommendations on social dist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest Call for Entries

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The City of San Marcos is now accepting photo entries for the SummerFest Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest.

In an effort to continue the fun tradition for families, the annual contest will be administered through Facebook due to the in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Announces July 4 Fireworks Postponed, Holiday Closures

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Due to concerns about the rise in COVID-19 cases in San Marcos, the City of San Marcos is announcing that the annual July 4 fireworks display is being postponed until further notice. Staff will continue to discuss and monitor the situation to determine wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Citizen Tips Help SMPD Identify Fatal Hit and Run Suspect

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Due in major part to citizen tips, the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) has been able to identify and arrest the suspected driver involved in the June 1 fatal hit and run incident.

Brenda Vasquez Hurtado (DOB 11/27/78) of San Marcos su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council, P&Z Commission Host Joint Downtown Design Workshop

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The San Marcos City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission will be participating in a virtual, Joint Workshop to discuss downtown design on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. A link to join the meeting will be po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

COVID Testing Site Tests over 700 Sunday, More Tests Scheduled

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City of San Marcos officials announced that the free COVID-19 testing site at Bonham Pre-k school on Sunday, June 14 tested at least 701 people throughout the day. The testing was coordinated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Driver Killed in Train Collision Sunday Morning

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A driver was killed when he was struck by a train on Sunday morning at the McCarty Lane railroad track intersection.

On Sunday, June 14 at approximately 9:05 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD), San Marcos Fire Department and Hays County EMS were...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Summer Camp Online Registration Begins June 15

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Starting Monday, June 15, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will open online registration to San Marcos residents for the Discovery Camp and Summer Fun summer camp programs. Non-residents will be able to register beginning Monday, Jun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Free COVID Testing Scheduled for San Marcos June 14 & 20

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The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced yesterday that they will offer free COVID-19 testing in San Marcos on Sunday, June 14 and Saturday, June 20 as part of the Governor’s new initiative to test underserved communities.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Major Collision Results in Traffic Fatality Tuesday Night

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The driver of a Dodge pickup truck was killed and the highway closed when his vehicle ran into the back of a semi-trailer on southbound IH35 Tuesday night.

At approximately 10:37 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, the San Marcos Police Department, Fire Department, a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Completes Street Overlay Projects

Cheatham Street after overlay project.

The Transportation Division of the City’s Public Services Department recently completed street overlay projects on Cape Road, Cheatham Street, Mosscliff Circle and Post Road.

Overlay projects are one component of the City’s Pav...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Transit Detour Due to Cape Road Construction/Desvió de Transito por la Construcción en Cape Road

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This week the City of San Marcos transit services began implementing a detour on Route 4 which is expected to continue for the duration of the City’s Main Lift Station Force Main Replacement construction on Cape Road, tentatively scheduled to en...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Stormwater Improvements, River Road Detour Starting June 8

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On Monday, June 8, the City’s Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin work on a one-year, $7.8-million project to provide flood protection for the Blanco Gardens Neighborhood.

“This is the beginning of multiple proj...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

SMPD Searching for Suspect in Last Night’s Hit and Run Fatality

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The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is asking the public for help identifying the driver of a vehicle that hit a pedestrian in the 1600 block of Post Road last night at around 10 p.m. and resulted in the victim’s death.

The San Marcos Fire De...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

June City Hall Calendar

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

City Council Proclamations – 2 p.m., Virtual, Televised live on Spectrum Ch. 10 and Grande Ch. 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

San Marcos Announces Summer Program Updates

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The City of San Marcos is announcing cancellations and tentative scheduling of summer programs in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Plans for annual summer programming for the Parks and Recreation Department, Public Library and Fire Department are below:...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Victim Identified, Suspect Sought in Yesterday’s Shooting

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The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is investigating the fatal shooting of a woman that occurred early Saturday evening.

On Saturday, May 30 at approximately 6:51 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Redpoint Apartments (formerly Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Council to Consider Projects for $722,904 in CDBG Funding

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed programs and projects to be allocated funding in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2020-2021 Action Plan. Comments will be accepted during a virtual public hearing at the City Council ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Suspects Identified in Wednesday’s Sadler House Assault

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After a thorough, multi-county investigation, the San Marcos Police Department has identified three suspects in the shooting incident that occurred at Sadler House Apartments, 1271 Sadler Drive, on Wednesday evening.

On May 27 at approximately 5:12 p.m., S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

San Marcos Transit Updates & Fare-Free for June

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The City of San Marcos continues to monitor and adjust the public transit services in an effort to protect public health while continuing transit services. Current updates are below:

  • The City is extending “fare-free” transit service unt...
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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

UPDATE: Third Death from Accident, Investigation Ongoing

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The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office announced that one of the child occupants of Saturday’s single vehicle rollover accident has died. On Tuesday, May 26, the seven-year old passed away due to injuries sustained in the accident...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Police Respond to Fatal Vehicle Accident Saturday

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At approximately 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, the San Marcos Police Department responded to the scene of a single vehicle rollover accident at 200 Northbound IH35 that resulted in the ejection of nine of the ten occupants. Witnesses stated that the whit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Discovery Center Offers First Online Native Plant Sale

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On Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m., the San Marcos Discovery Center is opening its brand-new online store and offering curbside plant pickup to all customers. Customers may schedule plant pickups weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Council to Consider Projects for COVID-19 Response Funds

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed programs and projects to be added to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019-2020 Action Plan using the newly issued $425,261 in CDBG-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds. Comments will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Hays Co Task Force Completes COVID Testing at Nursing Facilities

San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens holding a test tube with a label.

On Friday, May 22, the Hays County Task Force responsible for testing County nursing facilities will complete testing for all residents and employees across six facilities in Hays County.

Overall, more than 1,000 employees and residents will be tested in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

UPDATE: Citizen Tip Credited for Hit and Run Arrest

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The suspect in a fatal hit and run accident in February turned himself in to authorities over the weekend after the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Antonio Rene Alonzo (DOB 09/08/1996) of San Marcos turned himself in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Petco Invests in COSM Animal Shelter During COVID-19

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are thrilled to accept this award and put it to good use continuing to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

New Downtown Banners Feature Local Artist’s Work

Artist Rene Perez with Banners

The City of San Marcos recently installed artist-designed banners throughout downtown as part of a placemaking initiative led by the Main Street Program.

“Placemaking means creating spaces where people want to spend time,” explained Dow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

SMPD Evacuated Due to Auto Accident and Gas Leak

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At 8:53 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, a San Marcos Police Officer suffered a medical issue while driving and crashed into a gas main and nearby manufacturing building, causing an evacuation of the San Marcos Police Department Headquarters, 2300 S Interstate 35...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City River Parks Reopen Friday, Caution Still Advised

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Starting this Friday, May 22, the City of San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks to active recreation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Park visitors are advised and expected to use caution and exercise responsibility to help prevent the spread of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Got Leaves? Donate Them to Local Compost Initiative

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Program and Texas State University Bobcat Blend Composting Program are offering San Marcos residents an easy way to divert leaves and grass clippings from the landfill with a convenient drop-off location through Fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Virtual

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos and local stakeholders have decided to commemorate Memorial Day virtually by creating a short video ceremony to share with the public starting on Monday, May 25. The video will be shared to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

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City of San Marcos staff working in municipal offices and virtually will observe a holiday on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday routes.

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.g...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Feedback Sought on Five-Year CDBG Plan

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The San Marcos City Council will hold two Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) virtual public hearings at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. to provide Council and the City with direction for moving forward on major housing and public...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Certified Officers Invited to Join the SMPD Family

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The San Marcos Police Department is hosting an entrance exam for certified applicants on Saturday, June 6 that includes a potential $3,000 hiring incentive for those chosen. In order to qualify for the exam, registrants must be currently licensed by Texas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Shooter Positively Identified & SMPD Officers Recovering

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The Texas Rangers have positively identified Jose Alfredo Perez DeLaCruz (DOB 01/13/1974) as the person who shot and killed Officer Justin Putnam and wounded Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller on Saturday evening, April 18 during their response to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Highest Live-Release Month Ever for San Marcos Animal Shelter

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is celebrating the highest live-release month in its history with a 98.2% live-release outcome reported for the month of April.

Since December 12, 2018, the Animal Shelter has directed animal rescue efforts towards th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Downtown Design Kickoff Survey Now Open for Response

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The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department is seeking community input on downtown design through an online Kickoff Survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish and will help the City plan for updates to the downtown desi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

“The Bus” Releases Upcoming Hopkins Detour Plan

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With the Hopkins Street improvements project moving into the construction phase, the City of San Marcos and CARTS are preparing public transit service detours to start as early as Monday, May 11.

The City’s public transit system, “The B...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Adopts Temporary Downtown Parklet Program

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The City of San Marcos has adopted a temporary parklet program in downtown San Marcos, allowing businesses to temporarily convert on-street parking spaces into outdoor seating. This program aims to reactivate downtown business engagement by providing busi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Accepting Applications for COVID-19 Response Funds

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The City of San Marcos is accepting qualified applications from for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments for funding through a $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Updates Non-Discrimination Policy

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Starting on Friday, May 15, bids and proposals submitted to the City of San Marcos and contracts entered by the City of San Marcos must acknowledge their business does not discriminate in employment or subcontracting practices. The City is also adding sex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

HUD Allocates $425,261 in Covid-19 Funds to San Marcos

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to incorporate the new $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus (CDBG-CV). Comments will be accepted during a public hearing at the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Community Invited to Personalize Children’s Park Fence

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In honor of the second anniversary of the reopening of the remodeled, inclusive Children’s Park Playscape, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is inviting community members to purchase personalized fence pickets upon which the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Hopkins Street Reconstruction Begins Monday, May 4

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The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department will begin construction on the Hopkins Street Improvements Project from Bishop to Moore Streets on Monday, May 4. The construction contractor for the project is Jordan Foster Construct...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

City to Resume Brush Drop Off, Community Clean Ups

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The City of San Marcos brush drop off and community cleanup for residential garbage customers will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, July 11 at 750 River Road (behind the animal shelter). The previous two events were canc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Phase 1 to Reopen Texas Businesses Starts May 1

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On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott released a new Executive Order (GA 18) outlining plans for the first phase of cautiously reopening Texas businesses while prioritizing COVID-19 safety restrictions. Testing will also be increased across the state in order t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

City Continues Offering Inspections While Social Distancing

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The City of San Marcos continues to conduct building, fire, code enforcement, health, and public infrastructure inspections while maintaining social distancing practices, utilizing personal protective equipment and offering video inspections for applicabl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

BBQ Benefit Sunday for Injured Officer Paul Beller

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This Sunday, April 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tacos Flor Taco Stand at 15091 TX-123 HWY 123, is hosting a fundraiser for San Marcos Police Officer Paul Beller who was struck by a passenger car on IH35 in March.

“This month has been exceptionally ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed, Issues New Advisory

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Mayor Jane Hughson has ordered parks to remain closed until further notice effective as of 11 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, April 21 and has issued a new public health advisory strongly recommending San Marcos residents to follow CDC guidelines for social dist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday Starts Soon

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As Texans continue to endure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos Office of Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to continue ensuring their preparedness for natural disasters such as hurricanes, flash floods and wildf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

City, County Continue Updates to COVID-19 Dashboard

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The City of San Marcos and Hays County continue to update and add new features to the informational dashboard that was jointly launched in March and allows the public to easily track COVID-19 statistics throughout the county.

The dashboard, posted online a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Officers & Donation Updates; Abbott Orders Flags at Half-Staff

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Wounded Officers in Stable Condition

The two officers wounded in the line of duty Saturday evening continue to be hospitalized and remain in stable condition. Interim Police Chief Bob Klett said both Officer Franco Stewart and Officer Justin Mueller are sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Fallen Hero Makes Final Trip Home Today at 3 p.m.

Officer Justin Putnam

The public is encouraged to pay respects to City of San Marcos Police Department hero Justin Putnam today as he is transported from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin to Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, 2001 Ranch Road 12....

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2020

SMPD Mourns Putnam, Prays for Mueller & Stewart

Officer Justin Putnam

During a morning press conference, San Marcos Interim Police Chief Bob Klett provided additional details about the fatal shooting incident at Twin Lake Villas Apartments, 2917 Hunter Rd, that occurred Saturday evening. He also spoke about the officer kill...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

SMPD Officer Killed, 2 Others Wounded Saturday Eve

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A man fatally shot a City of San Marcos police officer and wounded two others this evening at Twin Lake Villas Apartments, 2917 Hunter Rd. Police report that the suspect is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

A call to 911 for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Pets of the Week April 16, 2020

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We are still in need of foster homes and forever homes. Below are this week’s featured pets from the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

Macy

Macy is a lovable lass who is keen on finding her forever family. After 62 days in the shelter, she is re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

TxDOT to Close Segment of Hopkins for RR Crossing Work

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The Texas Department of Transportation will close a section of Hopkins Street between Cheatham Street and Thorpe Lane on Tuesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow Union Pacific Railroad to make scheduled repairs on the railroad crossing.

The closur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Highway Racing Causes Rollover, Serious Injuries

Joel Torres MUGSHOT

On Tuesday, April 14, at 4:26 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department was dispatched to a major traffic collision involving a single vehicle that had rolled, ejecting a passenger, on the West Access of IH-35 at the Posey Road Exit (199 Exit).

Multiple witn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Remembrance Poppies, Bluebonnets Bloom at CAF

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A remembrance garden planted by the Keep San Marcos Beautiful program, with help from volunteers from the Texas State Bobcat Track Team, is blooming at the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Airforce Base (CAF), 1841 Airport Road Building 2249.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Update on Successful City Program Alternatives

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Library & Parks Staff Excel at Unique Service

The creative and quick implementation of two highly successful programs through the San Marcos Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department is likely to influence future work as the City seeks to impl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

All City Parks, Trails, Natural Areas to Close Easter Weekend

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To continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, the City of San Marcos will close ALL parks, playscapes, natural areas, open spaces, and trails from 11 p.m., Friday, April 10, until ear...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Announces New Transit Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City of San Marcos continues to monitor and adjust public transit services.

The City’s transit system “The Bus” is currently operating from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning this Monday, April ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Volunteers Keep Tons of Trash, Tires, Out of River

Canoe with large tank during Great Texas River Cleanup 2020

About 600 volunteers from all walks of life picked up more than 16,000 pounds of trash during the 35th Annual Great Texas River Cleanup in March. 

“The Community Enhancement staff gives a special thank you to all the team leaders,&rd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Municipal Court to Utilize Virtual Court Rooms

San Marcos Municipal Court

With the public being asked to “Stay Home to Save Lives” and stop the spread of the COVID-19, the City of San Marcos Municipal Court will incorporate new tools and procedures to meet the shifting needs of the courtroom starting Tuesday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

CARES Act Allocates Over $6M in Funds to San Marcos

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Yesterday it was announced that the City of San Marcos will receive $6,429,168 in disaster relief funds for public transit expenses from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and $425,281 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Public Sanitizing Stations Scheduled for Install in City

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As part of the coordinated public health response to COVID-19, the City of San Marcos is establishing a short-term strategy to grant equitable access to personal hygiene needs for the general public, including individuals experiencing homelessness.

Portabl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Keep San Marcos Beautiful Wins Statewide Recognition

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Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced the City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful program as a winner of the 2020 Public Education and Outreach Award.

Keep San Marcos Beautiful was recognized for educational outreach efforts made on behalf of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ April 3

Diesel and Carson Wells are Pets of the Week

NOTE: Our need remains great to find immediate fosters and adopters for our shelter pets. Adoptions and fosters can be done remotely as our shelter is currently closed to the public. 

Diesel

Some lucky human will be bringing home an awesome dog if ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Implements Virtual Meetings, Public Comment

City of San Marcos Virtual Meetings

With the public being asked to “Stay Home to Save Lives” and stop the spread of the coronavirus, City of San Marcos officials are offering new ways to “attend” public meetings and offer comments virtually.

Interim Ci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

San Marcos to hold May 2 Special Election

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With the March 9 resignation of City Council Member Joca Marquez, Place 5, the City of San Marcos is holding a Special Election in conjunction with the upcoming May elections for local school boards. Council elections for San Marcos are typically held in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

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 Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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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

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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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