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Posted on: December 12, 2019

EMERGENCY WATER SERVICE OUTAGE NOTIFICATION

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Due to conditions which occurred recently it was necessary to turn water service off in the following areas to make an emergency repair. 3830-4300 S IH 35 (Bill Miller to the Honda Dealership), 690 Centerpoint, 4211 Gregson’s Bend, and 625 Commercial Loop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Sweet Thang

This gorgeous cat is a total ham! She’s a four-year-old Domestic Shorthair who will trick you into thinking she’s shy and reserved, but when she trusts you, she’ll purr loudly and happily accept your pets. Give her...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

City Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year

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City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Utility Offices and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday, and W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

Library News

Growing Up Wild

December 12, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Six Suspects Arrested in Overnight Homicide

Hays County Jail Booking Photos of Angelo Quihuiz and John Coronado

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave.

On Monday, Dec. 9 at approximately 11:34 p.m., SMPD officers were dispatched to a discharged firearm call at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Senior Citizen Expo Vendor Booths Still Available

Photo of vendors and attendees from the 2018 Senior Citizen Expo

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Citizen Advisory Board are hosting the Senior Citizen Expo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

This free event wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste This Saturday, Dec. 14

Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at 750 River Road.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Holiday Spirit Abounds in Downtown San Marcos

COSM Mobility Hub

The City of San Marcos invites the public to walk, bike or drive through downtown San Marcos to get in the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year. These are a few of the City-sponsored installations that will be in place over the next month:

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Banana Puddin’

This boy is all kitten! Banana Puddin’ is a three-month-old who loves to play with his siblings. He happily greets visitors with a meow and will reach his little paw out of his kennel and ask to play. Although Banana Pudd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

Library News

LEGO Mania

December 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

December 6, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yarn in the Com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

City to Dedicate Mural at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

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The City of San Marcos invites the public to celebrate the dedication of its newest mural on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park, 1000 Prospect Street.

The mural, titled “Wild Rice,” was completed in early...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

December 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.

Monday, December 2, 2019

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Citizens Utility Advisory Bo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Animal Services Manager Finalists

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The City of San Marcos invites the public to meet the candidates for the Animal Services Manager search on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle.

Finalists will give brief introductions at 5 p.m. then public will be able to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

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San Marcos first responders will increase their presence and traffic control by the San Marcos Outlet Malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The southbound I-35-Centerpoint Road exit ramp (Exit 200) and the northbound I-35-McCarty Lane exit ramp (Ex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

San Marcos Police to Hold Memorial for Fallen Officer

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The San Marcos Police Department will hold a memorial commemorating the second anniversary of fallen officer Kenneth Copeland on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:45 p.m. in front of the San Marcos Police Station, 2300 SIH-35.

Officer Kenneth Copeland was shot and k...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Blanco Gardens Improvements Meeting Rescheduled 12/4

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The City of San Marcos has rescheduled the Blanco Gardens Improvements community meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Wastewater Treatment Plant Meeting Room, 720 River Road. The public is invited to attend.

City engineers and consulta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Implement Clear Bag Policy

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The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival, hosted by the Sights & Sounds Foundation and in partnership with the City of San Marcos, will return to San Marcos Plaza Park and City Park on Dec. 4-7 and 11-14.

Hosting its 33rd year, the festival will s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City’s Risk Management Team Receives Award

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The City of San Marcos’ Risk Management Team received a Texas Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Achievement Award during the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 11.

The award recognized the City’s robust safety, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Buns

This sleepy boy has a lot of love to give! Buns is a four-month-old kitten ready to play. If you come to visit Buns, he’ll greet you with a loud meow, and reach out for love. Once he’s tired out from playing, Buns will happily curl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Cemetery to Celebrate Wreaths Across America Day 12/14

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The San Marcos City Cemetery will join nearly 2,000 participating cemeteries as an official location in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day 2019 on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.

The San Marcos City Cemetery plans to place 531 wreaths on the headstones of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Offers Free Mulch to San Marcos Residents

Photo of mulch piles available on Archie St.

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery, Parks and Recreation and Stormwater Management departments have collaborated to bring the free mulch that is usually available during the monthly Brush Drop-Off, to open access locations at Dunbar Park, Archie Str...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Cobb Named President of USA Softball

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Former Director of Community Services Rodney Cobb has been named the President of USA Softball following the conclusion of the 88th Annual USA Softball Council Meeting in Sparks, Nev. on November 15.

“I never once dreamed when I started playing f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

November 21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

November’s challenge is to read a book that centers on family or food. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books. 

Creation Station

November 21...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

San Marcos Responds to Small Passenger Aircraft Crash

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San Marcos Fire and Police in conjunction with Hays County and the FAA, are responding to a small passenger aircraft crash that occurred early this morning.

The aircraft took off from the San Marcos Regional Airport at 5:54 a.m. and lost contact with air t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Four San Marcos City Planners Certified by APA

Photo of Parrish, Carpenter, Villalobos, Johnson sitting on a bench outside

The City of San Marcos Planning & Development Services department is pleased to announce that Andrea Villalobos, Matthew Johnson, Tory Carpenter and Will Parrish have obtained their American Institute of Certified Planners Certifications from the Amer...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with Thursday and Friday garbage c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

SMEU Celebrates Lineworker Graduation

Photo of Longoria and Koehlers standing in lot of SMEU in front of utility vehicles

Two City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Lineworkers, Alonzo (AJ) Longoria and Darin Koehler, have completed the Northwest Lineman College Lineworker Training Program.

The Lineworker Training Program consists of 40 tests taken over four years, totali...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Vivien Leigh

This spunky girl can be a little timid at first, but has a lot of personality that is ready to shine through! Vivien Leigh is four-months-old and is cautious to play, but warms up quickly when you scratch behind her ears. Vivien will do great ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

UPDATE: SMPD Releases Names of Accident Fatalities

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department have confirmed contact with the next of kin and released the names of the two fatalities from the Nov. 14 accident on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen).

Orlando Valdez (08/13/1990), of Corpus Christi, wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

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The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a major collision that occurred on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen) early this morning and resulted in two fatalities.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, San Marcos Police, Fire, a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

Library News

Growing Up Wild

November 14, 10  a.m. and 4  p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

UPDATE: Tonight’s Blanco Gardens Meeting Postponed

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Due to the weather forecast this evening, the City of San Marcos is postponing tonight’s Blanco Gardens Drainage Improvements Community Meeting. New meeting information will be released as soon as it’s available.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Lighting and Shop Small Nov. 30

Aerial photo taken of Historic Hays County Courthouse with holiday lighting installed

The public is invited to celebrate the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony and Shop Small Saturday on November 30 at the Downtown Square in San Marcos. 

Visitors are invited downtown to enjoy Shop Small Saturday throughout the morning and afternoon at ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Kick Off the Holiday Season with SMPD’s Blue Santa

Photo of two women sitting on the ground wrapping gifts for the annual SMPD Blue Santa event.

The San Marcos Police Department and the San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association are now accepting toy donations and gift-wrapping volunteers for the 2019 Blue Santa Program. Gift wrapping will take place between Nov. 19 and Dec. 10.

Establish...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mobility Hub Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Nov. 18

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The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Main Street are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Downtown Mobility Hub on Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at 214 E. Hutchison. The public is invited to attend.

The Mobility Hub was first envisioned in 2017 by a Mobility ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

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The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on more than 20 City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Orange cat laying head on volunteer

Rosco Jenkins

Rosco will make the perfect companion for some lucky family. This happy-go-lucky five-year-old boy is housetrained and well-behaved indoors! He would love to keep you company whether you’re relaxing on the couch or going for a long ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Blanco Gardens Improvements Community Meeting Nov. 12

Blanco Gardens Neighborhood

The City of San Marcos will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Wastewater Treatment Plant Meeting Room, 720 River Road. The public is invited to attend.

City engineers and consultants will share project information abo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Hires Hardwick for Economic Development Role

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City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce that Scott Hardwick has been hired to fill the City’s Economic and Business Development Manager position. Hardwick is currently a Senior Business Advisor with the University of Texas San Antonio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Baker Elected, Gonzales Reelected to City Council

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Maxfield Baker has been elected to Council Place 1 in the Nov. 5 election, and Saul Gonzales is reelected to Council Place 2.

City Council Election Results 

City Council Place 1: Maxfield Baker 1,922 Votes (50.43%); Mark Gleason 1,889 Votes (49.57%)...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

Library News

LEGO Mania

November 7, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

November 8, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Baby Storytime

N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

City Offices Closed Nov. 11 in Honor of Veterans Day

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City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. City Parks and the Convention and Visitor Bureau will be open during r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

November City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., San Antonio Street on south side of the courthouse. Fresh produce, arts and crafts every Saturday downtown.

Arbor Day Celebration – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Dri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Krissy

This kitty may be a little shy and timid, but she’s completely full of love! Krissy is a two-year-old tabby who will follow you anywhere if you have a treat on hand. She loves pets and scratches, especially if you get right behind her ears...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Navy Veteran Richard Zeni to Lead Nov. 9 Parade

Front Row: Jude Prather, Grand Marshal Richard Zeni, Miles Nelson, Michael Hernandez Back Row: Mayor

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Zeni has been appointed as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Veterans Day Parade, which will take place on Nov. 9 in downtown San Marcos.

Zeni served from March 1943 to July 1984, including tours in World War II, the Viet...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

Library News

Storytime

November 1, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yarn in the Community

November 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The library invites all fiber folks to enjoy sewing, knitting, or crocheting in go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Airport Master Plan Open House Slated for Nov. 18

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On Monday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., the San Marcos Regional Airport will host an Open House to introduce the new Airport Master Plan to the public.

Exhibits and maps of the working plans will be on display. The planning firm, Garver, will be on-hand to an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Reorganization Announced for Community Services Operations

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City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce the new Directors and Assistant Director for the Parks and Recreation and General Services Departments as a result of a recent reorganization of the City’s Community Services Operations.

“Following the ret...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Biannual City Cemetery Cleanup Starts Nov. 4

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and cemetery staff will embark on their biannual cleanup of the City Cemetery from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8.

All items not in compliance cemetery regulations will be removed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City & Texas State Coordinate Leaf Collection for Compost

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery program and Texas State University’s Bobcat Blend Composting are collecting leaves to recycle into compost from Oct. 24 to Nov. 15 at the parking lot of the Grant Harris Building at 401 E. Hopkins.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

City to Give Away 300 Trees at Arbor Day Celebration

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a free, family-friendly Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive.

Throughout the morning, attendees are invited to explore booths, enjoy interactive acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Parker Accepts City Manager Position in Seguin

Steve Parker

After 16 years of dedicated service in San Marcos, Assistant City Manager Steve Parker has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Seguin.

“When you have exceptional people on your executive team, it’s rewarding and bitte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Allen and Alejandro

Allen and Alejandro are lucky to have each other! Even though they can be a tiny bit timid, these brothers have a ball playing together. It’s unclear which brother taught the other to reach his little paw out to ask for attent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

2019-2020 Holiday Camp Registration Opens Nov. 1

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The holiday break is right around the corner and the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to register their children for Holiday Camp. Holiday Camp will be held Dec. 30, 2019, and January 2, 3, and 6, 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

San Marcos Main Street Hosts Trick-or-Treat Fun

Halloween Invitation for Main Street's Trick or Treat in Downtown San Marcos

The City of San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting a free “Trick-or-Treat” event for families on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. in downtown San Marcos.

Participating businesses will hand out candy to kids and offer Halloween-the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

City to Host Town Hall on Mitigation Grant Oct. 29

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a Mitigation Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, in order to gain public input on the City’s action plan for a $24 million Housing and Urban De...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Texas State Conducts Science Outreach in Local Parks

Photo of Texas State University students talking with local children at a park setting

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas State University Department of Psychology are excited to share information on a new, ongoing partnership for child development research called Science in the Parks. 

Texas State&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

San Marcos Joins Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”

Imagine A Day Without Water Logo

The City of San Marcos joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country in recognition of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the valu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Family Fun at Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival Oct. 25

Children in costumes riding on a barrel train pulled by a tractor at the 2016 Fall Harvest Carnival.

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival is family-fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Survey to Help Prioritize $24 Million HUD Mitigation Funds

City Seal

The City of San Marcos was awarded $24,012,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for significant 2015 flooding recovery. On Aug. 30, HUD relea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

Black dog with bandanna looking at camera outside

Hiccups

This kitty knows how to get your attention! Walk by Hiccups’ kennel and she’ll loudly greet you with a very distinct meow. She is a two-year-old girl who can be a little timid when first meeting new people, but bust out the trea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Youth Scholarships Available for City Rec Programs

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for recreational program scholarships for low to moderate-income San Marcos children.

The scholarship pays 50% of the registration fees, up to $150 per child, for any of the p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

November Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

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50+ San Marcos Game Day Club: Meets every Monday- except City Holidays!  

Join the San Marcos Game Day Club. This social club meets every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, Meeting Room 1, from 12:30-4 p.m. Game materials for Bridge...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

Library News

Let’s Move!

October 17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Get your body moving with stretches, music, and cooperative play! This program promotes physical literacy in a high-energy, non-competitive way. Ages 5-10.

Puppet Show! Miggs’ & Jiggs&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Police Searching for Driver Involved in Weekend Hit and Run

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A 23-year-old man is recovering from serious injuries after being hit by a car near downtown San Marcos early Sunday morning. On October 13 at approximately 2:14 a.m., San Marcos Police officers responded to the 100 block of West San Antonio Street for an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Volunteers Collect 7,000 Pounds of Litter in City Fall Cleanup

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More than 525 volunteers picked up over 7,000 pounds of trash and recyclable material during the City of San Marcos Fall River Cleanup on Oct. 5.

Volunteers worked in strategic watershed-impacting areas throughout the City to retrieve an estimated 5,400 po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

Eowyn

Miss Kitty

Miss Kitty is an all-around superstar! She is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is potty trained, great on a leash, knows “sit” and “here” and makes eye contact when addressed by her name! Miss Kitty has also had many posit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

New Countywide Voting System and Polling Update

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The City of San Marcos and Hays County are rolling out changes during the upcoming election cycle, including a new voting system and Countywide Polling. These changes will be in place for early voting, which starts Oct. 21, and will continue through Elect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Shred Day Slated for Oct. 12 at City Hall

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The San Marcos City Clerk’s office will sponsor a free Shred Day for San Marcos and Hays County residents from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, Oct. 12 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The limit is three boxes per vehicle....

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

CM Allen Roadway to Open for Traffic in December

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The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department is updating the scheduled roadway reopening for the CM Allen Parkway Project to mid-December. The completion of the roadway project on CM Allen Parkway between Hopkins Street and Unive...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Annual Monarch Festival & Native Plant Sale Oct. 19

Monarch Butterfly on purple and yellow native flowering plant

The second annual Monarch Fest and Native Plant Sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the Monarch Fest...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Final 2019 ‘Party in Your Park’ Oct. 11 at Eddie Durham

Photo of three kids playing under multi-color tent at Party in Your Park

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the final party of the 2019 Party in Your Park series on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Eddie Durham Park, 205 Martin Luther King Dr.

Party in Your Park is a free event series that bring...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

October Library Events

Library News

Storytime

When: October 1, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Where: San Marcos Public Library

Who: Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Info: Call 512.393.8200

 

Cuéntame Bilingual Stories...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

City Code Amended for New “Dining with Dogs” Law

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At their Sept. 30 meeting, the San Marcos City Council repealed section 18.120 of the San Marcos Code of Ordinances in response to a new state law (Senate Bill 476) regulating dining with dogs that passed during the recent 86th Texas Legislative Session.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Eighth Annual SMArts Awards Presentation Set for Oct. 10

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In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will present its SMArts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations who are making significant contributions to the San Marcos arts and cultural scene on Thursday, Oc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for October 10

Neighborhood Conversation flyer

The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 2, including Westover, Oak Heights, Castle Forest, Southwest Hills and La Cima, on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Crockett Elementary School, 1300 Girard St. ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

October City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Human Services Advisory Board – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., HR Training Room, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 

Commission on Children and Youth – 11:30 a.m., San Marco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

New Bus Stop on Route 6 CARTS, SMTX THE BUS

Map of new bus route at the Lamar Personalized Learning Center located at 121 De Zavala Drive

The City of San Marcos and CARTS will add a new stop at the Lamar Personalized Learning Center located at 121 De Zavala Drive, effective today, Monday, Sept. 30.

Approximate stop times southbound are 7:06 and 8:06 a.m., mid-day at 11:06 a.m., and afternoon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter 'Pets of the Week'

Grey dog looking at camera outside

Ursala

If you are looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Ursala. Ursala is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who is strikingly beautiful. She adores attention and will politely ask for a few more pets by reaching her paw out to touch you....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

City Lifts Evacuation Order, Allows Occupancy of Vie Lofts

City Seal

The City of San Marcos lifted the evacuation order for Vie Lofts, 817 Chestnut St as of 5:10 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 27 and issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for a portion of the building. This allows occupancy of the building and residents wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Victory Gardens Improvements Project Meeting Oct. 2

Victory Gardens Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will hold a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Victory Gardens Subdivision Improvements on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Senior Center, 810 Arizona St. The public is i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat 

September 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

September’s challenge is to read a memoir. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books. 

Creation Station

September 26, 4 p.m. to 5 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

UPDATE: Overnight Shooting Suspect Apprehended

Miller Booking Photo

Update:

Davonte Miller was located and apprehended in Crowley Louisiana at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25. Miller initially attempted to evade local law enforcement with his vehicle, but was apprehended by the Crowley Police Department...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Recognition Program to Launch at National Night Out

Kudos Coin graphic - black exterior outline with fish and wave pattern, inside reads "Kudos Coin

The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful initiative is launching the “Kudos Coin” giveaway on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at National Night Out in recognition of people who perform good deeds in the community.

Kudos Coins can be redeemed fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Public Invited to Library Groundbreaking Oct. 3

Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Graphic with details of event

The City of San Marcos is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. to mark the beginning of the expansion and remodel of the current Public Library building at 625 E. Hopkins St. The public is invited to attend.

The library expansio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Mandatory Evacuation Declared for Vie Lofts

Photo of Vie Lofts

In response to safety concerns about building stability and means of egress, the San Marcos Fire Marshal issued a mandatory evacuation order for Vie Lofts at 817 Chestnut St. today, Friday, Sept. 20.

City staff, along with apartment personnel, are going do...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Speed Likely a Factor in Early Morning Fatal Crash

Police Lights

Police suspect speed played a roll in a fatal crash early Friday morning. At approximately 12:02 a.m., San Marcos Police, San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS were dispatched to the 300 block of West Hopkins for a major traffic collision.

Responding units l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

San Marcos Gearing Up for National Night Out October 1

Photo of neighbors talking to police officer during National Night Out 2018

City of San Marcos residents are invited to participate in the 2019 National Night Out (NNO) on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1, by visiting with neighbors, police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and City officials at select locations within the com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

Library News

Medicare Made Easy

September 19, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Take the guesswork out of applying for Medicare. Discover Medicare options, eligibility rules, and signup time frames at this free, educational workshop. Let Kurt Schick, Medicare and retirement solut...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

SMFD Hosting “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape” Open House 10/5

Fire Dept Open House Photo - children playing games with firefighters

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the City of San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle. The public is invited to attend this free event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

NWS Hosts Flood Aware Training for San Marcos

Flood Aware Training San Marcos Graphic

The National Weather Service is teaming up with the City of San Marcos Office of Emergency Management to provide flood awareness training to residents on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle.

“We are entering ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers for Third Annual Fall River Cleanup

Willow Creek watershed volunteer group from previous river cleanup

The City of San Marcos is calling on volunteers to register for the Third Annual Fall River Cleanup in the San Marcos and Blanco River Watersheds on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Our regional river basin functions as a sensitive home...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

City Seal

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three community meetings to gain initial public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos community.

Pop-up info...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

2019 Bobcats Give Back Final Numbers Tallied

Photo of Bobcats Give Back volunteers delivering donations to Hays County Womens Center

Over the course of the summer collection effort, the 2019 City of San Marcos Bobcats Give Back program successfully diverted 6,006 pounds of material from the landfill by donating it to local non-profits. Materials were collected from 13 apartment complex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Tickets Available for Sept. 28 Mother Daughter Tea

Photo of women around a table with games and refreshments during the 2018 Mother Daughter Tea event

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the second annual Mother Daughter Tea on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr.

The Mother Daughter Tea is an event for mothers and mother figur...

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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

texting

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

City Seal

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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