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Posted on: February 21, 2019

New Vehicle Information Available on Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is still seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

San Marcos Linemen Complete Four-Year Certification

Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online remote education course that requires undergoing 906 hours of training and passing 40 written tests.

Linem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Electric Bikes Added to Bike Share Fleet

VeoRide is bringing 150 e-bikes to the City of San Marcos and Texas State University this month, expanding the bike share program that launched last September.

Beginning February 22, the City and University will host multiple events both on campus and aro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Extends Registration Deadline

Registration for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm, has been extended until February 28.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spell...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Join Warrant Roundup

San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s Office are joining law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning February 19, with increased enforcement the entire month of March.

The San Marcos Municipal Court of Record has a wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

SMRAS Releases Data from Animal Cruelty Seizure Case

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November’s large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total, the shelter took in 176 animals from The Leisure Cat (TLC) Animal Rescue that were living in br...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 11:23 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Hilltop Dr for a report of shots fired with one person shot in the head. 

Witnesses advised that the victim, Brihana Landrum (05/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with Murder

The San Marcos Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the murder of Aaron Peterman earlier this week.

Martin Garcia Jr (01/29/96) of Austin and James Lee Zapata Jr. (05/11/99) of Kyle were arrested on Friday evening in Austin. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Homicide-Robbery

San Marcos Police are investigating a suspicious death at a local apartment complex that was discovered yesterday morning. They are treating this investigation as a robbery-homicide.

At 7:24am on Wednesday, February 13, the San Marcos Police Department re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Sessom Drive Waterline Repair Update

Lane changes on Sessom Drive between Aquarena Springs to Ed JL Green have gone into effect as the waterline repair work along Sessom Drive continues.

Lanes are restriped and traffic controls will shift the traffic to the south (university) side of the roa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos to Participate in Great Texas River Clean Up

The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle and the Texas River Protection Association are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 2 from 9am to 1pm that will clean all 90 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday trash and re...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and Texas State University.

Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Main Street to Host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon Feb. 15

The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting the Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum located on 400 E. Hopkins St.

The public is invited to get comfortable in period furniture, take in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Calls for Artists

The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing calls for artists for two mural projects this spring.

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The Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural, with inpu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Police Seek Info on Saturday Night Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Pedro Ybarra, a 54 year old fathe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Friends of the Library Host 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Registration is now open for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Swarm of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Handsome Dan

Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Handsome Dan is your man! This one-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with love and affection.

He’ll follow you and wind around your ankles. H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Feb 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Riv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Police Arrest Man Wanted for Injury to a Child

The San Marcos Police Department has reported that Richard Blythe (dob 6.19.1999) was arrested in Killeen on Monday, February 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and is now in custody for charges of injury to a child/serious bodily injury.

An arrest war...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Tickets Still Available for Golden Sweetheart’s Ball

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, Februa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Ricky Ricardo

This boy is all about the cuddles! Ricky Ricardo is a four-year-old domestic short hair. He may be a little nervous in new environments, but once he is comfortable, he will happily lay in your lap or find a good win...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of San Marcos Offers Spring Break Camp for Kids

The school break is quickly approaching and it can be stressful for working parents to find childcare. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to take advantage of Spring Break Camp, March 18th-22nd fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Accepting Final Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of disaster recovery housing assistance for the original $33,794,000 awarded through a Community Development Block Grant. Applicants must have incurred damage to their homes in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Public Invited to My Historic SMTX Open House

Residents will have a second opportunity to provide input regarding the My Historic SMTX project on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 West MLK Drive. 

The City of San Marcos Planning & Develop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Public Library News

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the San Marcos Public Library are co-sponsoring a free income tax assistance program at the library from February 2 to April 15 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mondays from 3 pm- 6 pm.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Annabelle

A little shy, a little reserved, but with a whole lot of love to give, Annabelle is searching for the perfect family that understands her. It takes a little bit of patience, but once Annabelle trusts you, she becomes a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

GRA Trail Riders Visit Downtown on their way to Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Marcos Main Street Program will host the Greater Randolph Area (GRA) Trail Riders on Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their annual stop in Downtown San Marcos as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 

The inside lanes ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Seeks Applicants for youth Program Funding

The City of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area during the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. 

Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to Host ‘Art and the Business of Art’ Workshop Jan. 31

The City of San Marcos will host a marketing and business workshop for artists at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E. Hopkins, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon.

The workshop, “Art and the Business of Art,” will cover promotion, event plann...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Oliver

Oliver is a social butterfly! He is extremely curious, loves playing with toys, and is very happy being held. Oliver is a beautiful one year old black domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He would be a great fit for any...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

WIC to Open New San Marcos Location

On Monday, January 28, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program offices in San Marcos will open their new office on The Village of San Marcos campus at 215 S. Reimer Ave.

The new location will feature extensive parking, a spacious waiting area, a bre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Citizen Police Academy Class Starts in February

The San Marcos Police Department will begin its Winter Citizen Police Academy classes on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in the auditorium at the San Marcos Police Department, located at 2300 S IH-35.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 14-week course that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Clerk’s Office Wins 5-Star Award

The San Marcos City Clerk’s office has won the Texas Department of State Health Services 2018 Exemplary Five Star Service Award for local vital statistics registrars.

“Margaret Salinas and Elizabeth Trevino are the dynamic duo that ach...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2019

City Offices Closed Monday for MLK Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, San Marcos Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Tickets on sale now for Valentine’s celebration for 50 and over

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, Febru...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Missing Hays County Man Found Dead in Blanco River

San Marcos Police and Fire personnel recovered the body of Omar Maya-Rangel (4.13.86) of Kyle, TX, on January 12 in the Blanco River.  Mr. Maya-Rangel had been missing since Dec. 28, 2018.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, San Marcos ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Plant Trees in Children’s Park

The City of San Marcos is hosting a community tree planting event at Children’s Park on January 19th, from 10am - 12:30pm.

Twenty trees will be planted to help beautify and shade the area around the playground. Please bring your own water and wea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Traffic Control Box Art Installed; Designs by Local Artists

The City of San Marcos has installed three new pieces of public art on traffic control boxes at busy intersections in the community.

The Traffic Control Box Art program aims to enhance the city by adding works of art to the streetscape on surfaces that are...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Jan 12 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Ri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Demeter

Such a lovable and playful girl! Demeter is a one year old domestic short haired tabby who will happily follow you wherever you go. Demeter does great with other cats, including her sister and kennelmate, Persephone. She ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

SMPD Arrests Shooter and Serial Rock Thrower

New Year’s Day Shooting Injures Three, SMPD Makes Arrest

On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, San Marcos Police arrested Korey Ryan Aleman (6.14.95) of New Braunfels, TX, for a shooting that occurred on San Antonio St. on Jan.1.  Aleman has been c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2019

SMPD Press Conference Details Officer Involved Shooting

Chief of Police Chase Stapp held a brief press conference at 11 a.m. today at the San Marcos Police Department, 2300 S IH-35, to provide details about an officer involved shooting that occurred in San Marcos last night. 

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Animal Shelter Extends Hours to Assist Adoptions

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is expanding its adoption hours starting January 2, 2019. 

The new Adoption Center hours will be from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the adoption center will be o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

City Invites Human Services Agency Applications

The City of San Marcos is now accepting Human Service Agency applications for funding for 2019-2020 budget allocations.  Applications are due by February 15, 2019.

Agencies may pick up an application from the Finance Department in the Municipal Bu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

San Marcos Fire Chief Appointed to One-Call Board of Texas

In mid-December, San Marcos Fire Chief Lester “Les” Stephens was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the One-Call Board of Texas, a seven member board with authority over “Call Before You Dig” systems that notify t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

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 ...

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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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Press Releases
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 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 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 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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