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Posted on: June 19, 2018

June 19 Movies in Your Park Postponed due to Weather

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department has postponed the third movie of Movies in Your Park, scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, due to expected storms. The event has been moved to Tuesday, Aug. 7.

This year’s showings of Movies in Yo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Miss Beautiful SMTX Crowned in Third Annual Pageant

Kalene Spencer was crowned Miss Beautiful SMTX 2018 by the reigning 2017 Miss Beautiful SMTX Kia Davis recently. Kalene received a $155 Visa gift card, a sash, crown, and a bouquet.

On Friday, June 8 the third annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stag...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Fire Damages Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos

A fire and subsequent fire suppression efforts caused significant damage to a limited portion of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos Monday afternoon. There were no injuries, and the building was evacuated successfully.

The San Marcos Fire Departme...

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Posted on: June 16, 2018

Pedestrian Killed in Auto Hit and Run; Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Police have identified the man accused of a fatal hit-and-run Friday evening.

Uriah Keith Robinson (DOB 12/29/1988) of San Marcos has been charged with multiple felonies:

  • Intoxication Manslaughter ($500,000 bond)
  • Fail to Stop and Render Aid Felony ($...
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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Spots Available for Free Babysitters Training Class June 27

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Services Division will host a Babysitters Training Class on Wednesday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. Youth ages 12 and up are...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

San Marcos goes to Stage 2 drought restrictions June 17

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday June 17 at noon. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 2 on June 11.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Seeks Nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations of outstanding local women to induct into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at its annual ceremony in October.The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. Entry forms are av...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Installs New Truck Weight Restrictions on Hopkins Street

City crews recently completed installation of new truck weight restrictions on Hopkins Street designed to keep large trucks off the largely residential portion of the roadway.

The City revised the truck weight restriction from a gross vehicle weight of 58,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

San Marcos Celebrates Our Local Farmers and Artisans

San Marcos Farmers’ Market, at San Antonio St., has been named the “June Downtown Business of the Month” by the San Marcos Main Street Program.

The weekly Farmers’ Market has helped maintain a vibrant downtown enviro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Beat the Heat: Stay Cool and Healthy

As high temperatures rise to the upper 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees, the City is encouraging residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. In extreme heat or during a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you hea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Tree Trimming, Utility Pole Work to Begin Monday on Hopkins

City crews will begin trimming trees on Hopkins St. Monday, June 11 to allow electric utility crews to replace utility poles between Bishop and Moore Streets.

The tree trimming will be done under the supervision of the City’s urban forester, and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Austin Reptile Shows

Wednesday, June 13

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Pamela Carlile/512.393.8217

Animal-loving kids will go wild when the Austin Reptile Show brings live lizards, snakes, and other creepy crawly visitors to the San Marcos Public Library ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

City Names New Fire Marshal, Brings Office Under Fire Dept.

The City of San Marcos is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Kistner, a former assistant State Fire Marshal and fire forensics professional, as the City’s new Fire Marshal.

With the hiring of Kistner, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

City to Discuss Uhland Road Drainage Improvements

The Engineering Department will host a community meeting to introduce the Uhland Road Improvements project Monday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1906 N IH-35.

This project will improve drainage and mobility along County and Uhland Roads duri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

San Marcos Public Library Wins Second Branding Award

The San Marcos Public Library has won the 2018 Branding Iron Award for best advertising from the Texas Library Association. This is the second year in a row the library has earned the award.

The Library was recognized for three videos filmed and edited by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Electric Utility Workers Win Lifesaving Medal, Moten Award

The San Marcos Electric Utility Department (SMEU) was recognized twice in May for their commitment to safety and their dedication to the public.

Moten Award

The SMEU Meter Technician Team was awarded the Johnny Moten award, created in 1998 to honor City ind...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Residents Can Sign Up for Zoning Application Notifications

As part of the new San Marcos Development Code (CODE SMTX), the City is encouraging interested residents and property owners to sign up to receive notice of new zoning applications, Comprehensive Plan Map amendment applications, and related neighborhood m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Susan Smith/512.393.8200

Get ready to rock at the San Marcos Public Library for a very special Summer Reading Program kickoff festival on Friday, June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Movies in Your Park to Kick Off With Despicable Me 3

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Grande Communications and Cricket Wireless, presents the 2018 Movies in Your Park series. Movies in Your Park is a free community event held on Tuesdays in June and July at San Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

June City Hall Calendar

Friday, June 1, 2018

 

 Coffee with a Cop, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Root Cellar Bakery, 142 N. LBJ

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

 

Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., San Antonio Street on south side of the courthouse. Fre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

City Urges Water Conservation as Aquifer Level Falls

The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation because of rapidly dropping aquifer levels and the prospect of Stage 2 drought rules quickly approaching.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Warns of Phone Scammer Posing as Police Officer

The San Marcos Police Department is warning the public of a phone scammer posing as a police officer and demanding money to clear a fake warrant.

Multiple residents have reported that they were called from 512.566.7496 this morning. The caller identified h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Mayor, Council and Kids Cut Ribbon on New Playscape

The Mayor and City Council, with help from local kids, cut the ribbon on the new, inclusive playscape at Children’s Park Saturday, May 19.

The event celebrated the completion of the new playscape, which replaces the well-loved wooden structures t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

SMPD to Host Church Safety Seminars

The San Marcos Police Department will host three Church Safety Seminars at the SMPD auditorium, 2300 S IH-35 in May and June. The seminars are free, but participants must register online to reserve their places.

This unique seminar addresses concerns of vi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Falling aquifer levels trigger Stage 1 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective May 27 in response to dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 1 on May 21.

Stage 1 drought rules restrict use of sprinklers to one day per week on a d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Texas State’s HEAT Wins Keep Texas Beautiful Award

The Texas State Human Environment Animal Team (HEAT) has been named the 2018 Youth Organization Award winner for its efforts in beautification and landfill diversion.

The award will be presented at the Keep Texas Beautiful Award Ceremony in Georgetown June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

San Marcos CVB Presents Rogers Family Tourism Awards

Local business owner Dane Adamson and the Lions Club Tube Rental were presented with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel and Tourism Week Reception hosted by the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau on W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Aggravated Robbery Suspect

San Marcos Police are seeking help from the public identifying a man who robbed a Metro PCS store in February of this year.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, a man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1515 Aquarena Springs Drive around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was disguised ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Main Street awards May’s ‘Downtown Business of the Month’

Landis Shoe Clinic has been named the “May Downtown Business of the Month” by the San Marcos Main Street Program for serving the Downtown San Marcos community for over 100 years.

Located at 120 S LBJ Dr., this shoe repair shop has been ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olymp...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Rabies Alert: Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in 1300 Block of Conway Drive

San Marcos Animal Protection Services is issuing a rabies alert in the Blanco Gardens Neighborhood after a cat bit its owner and another family pet.

Anyone who has had contact with the cat since Saturday, April 21 is urged to call San Marcos Animal Protect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Sessom Bike/Pedestrian Improvements Project Complete

The City Capital Improvements and Engineering Department will host a ribbon cutting event on Monday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the Sessom roadway, pedestrian and drainage project. The public is invited to attend.

The event will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Police Successfully Utilize PIT Maneuver in Pursuits

San Marcos Police utilized the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to successfully bring two vehicle pursuits to a safe conclusion.

“These are great examples of our personnel safely and effectively utilizing tactical and pursuit training techniq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

SMEU Linemen Compete in National Lineworkers Rodeo

The San Marcos Electric Utility showed its stuff recently at the American Public Power Association’s 17th Annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo on April 27-28 in Raleigh and Wake Forest, North Carolina. The competition is a series of events show...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Police Arrest Father, Son in Major Drug Case

The Hays County Narcotics Task Force and San Marcos Police have arrested two men transporting almost 50 pounds of high-grade marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 officers with the Hays County Narcotics Task...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Police Arrest Suspects in February Hardware Store Burglary

San Marcos Police have arrested two men accused of burglarizing a San Marcos hardware store in early February.

On April 19, SMPD detectives arrested Daniel De Luna of San Antonio (DOB 4/19/1979) in the 600 Block of Lincolnshire Drive in San Antonio. De Lun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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.

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 30, 2018

San Marcos Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

San Marcos Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a bank in broad daylight Saturday morning.

“The City of San Marcos is blessed to have such dedicated professionals working to keep this community safe,” said Chief Chase Stapp. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

San Marcos Named Among Forbes “2018 Best Places to Retire”

Forbes.com has named San Marcos as a “Best Place to Retire,” alongside such cities such as Pittsburgh, Penn.; Athens, Ga.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Jacksonville, Fla. and Lexington, Ky.

“There is something in San Marcos for every...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

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 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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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Bike boxes repainted downtown for increased bicycle safety

The bike boxes downtown have recently been repainted to help increase bicyclist safety.

The green areas on N. LBJ at the intersections of Hopkins, Hutchison and University are called “bike boxes” and are designated areas where bicyclist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

Hays County offices will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. on Monday due to potential severe weather.  The San Marcos Municipal Court, which is housed in the Hays County Government Center will also open at 10 a.m.  All other City of San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) continues to make repairs after addressing over four hundred outages today and fielding more than one thousand calls.  City officials say many of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Drivin

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Driving Situations

With additional road closures throughout Hays County and City jurisdictions, emergency management and first response officials continue to remi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

El Condado de Hays y La Cuidad de San Marcos activar completamente el Centro de Operaciones de Emerg

El Condado de Hays y La Cuidad de San Marcos activar completamente el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia; Establecer una línea telefónica no urgente para residents.
                                                            

El Conda...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Hays County, City of San Marcos Fully Activate Emergency Operations Center; Establish Non-Emergency

Over Friday night and through early Saturday morning, sporadic heavy rains were reported and several low water crossings are closed throughout the county. No unusual events have occurred and no shelters are open at this time. Officials anticipate that hig...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

Funding to support recovery in hard-hit areas of Florida, West Virginia, Texas, and the Carolinas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (...

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