1. News & Announcements

  1. Black dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you have a New Year’s resolution to get fit, then let Radishe be your guide to a new lifestyle! This active five-year-old boy loves to burn off extra treats by... Read on...
  2. Photo of seniors walking around booths at 2018 Senior Expo

    Senior Expo Featuring Vendors, Services on Jan. 30

    The Ninth Biennial Senior Citizen Expo will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.... Read on...
  3. Graphic featuring text information for Transit Community Meetings over a photo of a bus stop

    Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

    On Jan. 28, the City of San Marcos is hosting three follow-up community meetings in an effort to seek public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan... Read on...
  4. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 23 through Jan. 29

    Creation Station, Jennifer's Book Chat, Microsoft Office Certification Registration and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  5. San Marcos Parks and Rec

    February Parks & Recreation Programming for Ages 50+

    21st Annual Golden Sweethearts Ball, Bowling Social, Lifelong Learning and much more offered by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department! Read on...
  6. Photo of San Marcos Activity Center

    Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project Public Meeting 2/6

    The City will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the City’s proposed project to construct a berm/floodwall... Read on...
  7. Brindle dog looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This gorgeous boy is as sweet as can be! Denny loves leisurely strolls and hanging out with his favorite buddies. He has great leash skills, prefers the scenic route... Read on...
  8. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Growing Up Wild, IRS Hiring Event, Intro to Digital Marketing for Small Businesses, and much more at the library this week! Read on...
  9. Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally from 2019

    City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, and the Municipal Court, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Read on...
  10. Photo of couple laughing at Golden Sweethearts Ball

    Tickets Available for 50+ Valentine’s Celebration

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 21st annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the San Marcos... Read on...
  11. Johnson, Wilson and Fields

    Six Arrested After Foot and Vehicle Pursuit

    Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police. At approximately 2:19 p.m... Read on...
  12. Vincent Favata

    UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to December Downtown Shooting

    At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favata (10/3/1975) in connection... Read on...
  13. Black dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Tina Snow loves to go on walks! She is a three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who is calm, loves to be close to her human and does great on a leash. Read on...
  14. Community Meet and Greet Graphic

    New City Management Meet & Greet on Jan. 23

    The public is invited to attend a community meet and greet with new executive staff from the City of San Marcos on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the... Read on...
  15. Photo of employees installing sidewalk

    City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

    The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. Read on...
  16. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

    Storytime for Children, 2020 Vision Board Workshop, Free Legal Advice from Licensed Attorneys, and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  17. Sunset Acres Scope Map

    Sunset Acres Subdivision Improvements Meeting Jan. 14

    The City of San Marcos will hold a neighborhood meeting on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres on Tuesday, Jan. 14... Read on...
  18. San Marcos Police Department Seal

    Overnight Double Fatality Rollover Incident on SH-123

    The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a rollover incident that occurred near the 1000 block of SH-123 northbound last night and resulted in two fatalities. Read on...
  19. Brown dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Ross has so much love to give! At nine years old, this German Shepherd mix may be a little older than most dogs at our shelter, but his wisdom speaks volumes. Read on...
  20. Graphic showing the Sights and Sounds weights for 2017-2019

    Sights and Sounds Achieves Zero-Waste Status

    For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the 2019 Sights and Sounds of Christmas achieved zero-waste status, meaning that 10 percent or less of all... Read on...
  21. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 2 through Jan. 8

    Spotlight Event: The Power To Care - Get information on whether your household qualifies for utility assistance, as well as energy-saving tips from experts. Read on...
  22. City Seal

    January City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  23. Centerpoint Art

    Arts Commission Calls for Traffic Control Box Art Designs

    The San Marcos Arts Commission is issuing a call for artists to create designs for traffic control boxes along Ranch Road 12. Applications are due Friday, Jan.17. Read on...
  24. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 26 to Dec. 31

    Thank You Card Craft, Storytime, and Cuéntame Bilingual Stories this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  25. Grey tabby cat looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    One look into Opal’s eyes and you’ll be hooked. This sweet kitty knows how to work her looks and will beg for your attention when you walk through the door. Read on...
  26. Photo of board meeting in City Hall Council Chambers

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

    Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 10 to be considered for appointment. Qualifications, duties... Read on...
  27. City Seal

    UPDATE: Pedestrian Named in Monday's IH-35 Fatality

    On Monday, Dec. 23 at approximately 6:10 a.m., San Marcos Police Department units responded to an auto-pedestrian collision on northbound IH-35 near the... Read on...
  28. Tan dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This floppy-eared boy has some big dog energy! Hawthorne is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who loves adventure, making new friends... Read on...
  29. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

    Passport to Reading, Creation Station, Christmas Ornament Origami and Live Christmas Music, and a Puppet Show this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  30. Robert and Glenda at the 2017 Pickleball Tournament

    City of San Marcos 50+ Events for January 2020

    Pickleball, BINGO, Art Classes, the Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program, and much more this month for adults ages 50 and over. Read on...
  31. Joe Pantalion

    Council Approves Assistant City Manager Appointments, Stapp Named Public Safety Director

    The City Council approved a recommendation by City Manager Bert Lumbreras to appoint Joe Pantalion and Stephanie Reyes as assistant city managers... Read on...
  32. San Marcos Police

    Police Searching for Suspect in Downtown Shooting

    Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and injuring two people in downtown San Marcos early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to reports... Read on...
  33. Jeanne Saadi

    San Marcos Announces New Animal Services Manager

    After a thorough search process, the City of San Marcos is naming Jeanne Saadi the new Animal Services Manager for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Read on...
  34. Wooden background with Christmas tree imprint and graphic overlay featuring Christmas tree recycling

    City Offers Multiple Options for Christmas Tree Recycling

    The City of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees during this holiday season... Read on...
  35. Graphic of text announcing &#34Boil Water Advisory Lifted&#34 over background water pipe photo

    Update: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

    The City of San Marcos Water and Wastewater Utilities has lifted the boil water advisory after a water quality sample taken from the Outlet Malls... Read on...
  36. Black and brown dog looking at camera outside

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This girl has so much love to give! Penny is a two-year-old Shepherd mix who has an amazingly soft coat. She was scared when she first came to our shelter... Read on...
  37. Close up of Christmas Decorations including hearts, pine branch, reindeer, berries, and Christmas tr

    City Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year

    City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Utility Offices and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25... Read on...
  38. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

    Job search and resume help, bilingual storytime with Sirena the mermaid, Teen Christmas party and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  39. Hays County Jail Booking Photos of Angelo Quihuiz and John Coronado

    Six Suspects Arrested in Overnight Homicide

    The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave. Read on...
  40. Photo of vendors and attendees from the 2018 Senior Citizen Expo

    Senior Citizen Expo Vendor Booths Still Available

    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... Read on...
  41. Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

    Drop Off Brushy Waste This Saturday, Dec. 14

    The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at 750 River Road. Read on...
  42. COSM Mobility Hub

    Holiday Spirit Abounds in Downtown San Marcos

    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... Read on...
  43. Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    If you’re searching for your just-right dog, this might be a match made in heaven. Ed Warren is a four-year-old American Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Read on...
  44. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

    Stronger Together Volunteer Fair, Free Legal Advice from Licensed Attorneys, Hour of Code and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  45. A man wearing glasses, a camo shirt and plaid jacket stands in front of a brightly colored mural of

    City to Dedicate Mural at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

    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. Read on...
  46. City Seal

    December City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  47. City Seal

    Public Invited to Meet Animal Services Manager Finalists

    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. Read on...
  48. A map of I-35 showing the closed exits

    Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

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

    San Marcos Police to Hold Memorial for Fallen Officer

    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. Read on...
  50. A map pointing out the location of the Blanco Gardens neighborhood

    Blanco Gardens Improvements Meeting Rescheduled 12/4

    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. Read on...
  51. A chart showing illustrations of bags permitted and not permitted at the event. The list of bags in

    Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Implement Clear Bag Policy

    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. Read on...
  52. Two female members of Human Resources hold an award plaque

    City’s Risk Management Team Receives Award

    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. Read on...
  53. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Four-year-old Jeffrey is ready to explore the world with his new family! This boy is extremely sweet, walks calmly on a leash, and comes when called. Jeffrey... Read on...
  54. Photo of City Cemetery sign

    City Cemetery to Celebrate Wreaths Across America Day 12/14

    The San Marcos City Cemetery plans to place 531 wreaths on the headstones of all local veterans on the grounds. This is the first year that the cemetery will participate... Read on...
  55. Photo of mulch piles available on Archie St.

    City Offers Free Mulch to San Marcos Residents

    The City of San Marcos is bringing free mulch to open access locations at Dunbar Park, Archie Street, and Del Sol. Read on...
  56. Headshot of Rodney Cobb

    Cobb Named President of USA Softball

    Cobb served with the City of San Marcos for 40 years. He retired as Executive Director of Community Services on January 31, 2019. Read on...
  57. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

    A Thanksgiving Puppet Show, Hoodwitch: Poetry Reading, Creation Station and much more this week at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  58. City Seal

    San Marcos Responds to Small Passenger Aircraft Crash

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

    Four San Marcos City Planners Certified by APA

    Andrea Villalobos, Matthew Johnson, Tory Carpenter & Will Parrish have obtained their American Institute of Certified Planners Certifications from... Read on...
  60. City Seal

    City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

    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... Read on...
  61. Photo of Longoria and Koehlers standing in lot of SMEU in front of utility vehicles

    SMEU Celebrates Lineworker Graduation

    Two San Marcos Electric Utility Lineworkers, Alonzo (AJ) Longoria and Darin Koehler, have completed the Northwest Lineman College Lineworker Training... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Bronco Bill is a sweet, attentive guy who’s patiently tolerated a long stay at the shelter. He’s a two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who loves treats! Just looking in his... Read on...
  63. City Seal

    UPDATE: SMPD Releases Names of Accident Fatalities

    SMPD reports the two were traveling home from an event in Austin. The accident remains under investigation and SMPD is unavailable for comment... Read on...
  64. City Seal

    San Marcos Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

    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... Read on...
  65. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

    FAFSA Help. Baby Storytime. Computer Class. Jennifer's Book Chat. These activities and many more offered at the San Marcos Public Library this week! Read on...
  66. Aerial photo of Historic Hays Courthouse with graphic layer stating &#34Blanco Gardens Meeting Commu

    UPDATE: Tonight’s Blanco Gardens Meeting Postponed

    Due to the weather forecast this evening, the City of San Marcos is postponing tonight’s Blanco Gardens Drainage Improvements Community Meeting... Read on...
  67. Aerial photo taken of Historic Hays County Courthouse with holiday lighting installed

    Downtown Courthouse Lighting and Shop Small Nov. 30

    The Courthouse will be lit with holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. and Santa Claus will visit the Courthouse Rotunda soon after to hear the children’s wishes and... Read on...
  68. Photo of two women sitting on the ground wrapping gifts for the annual SMPD Blue Santa event.

    Kick Off the Holiday Season with SMPD’s Blue Santa

    SMPD is accepting monetary and toy donations for the Blue Santa program. Donations may be dropped off at the San Marcos... Read on...
  69. Photo from alley/street angle of Mobility Hub, featuring parking spots, a grassy area, picnic tables

    Mobility Hub Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Nov. 18

    Upon completion, it will incorporate bicycle parking and maintenance tools, a City bus stop, electric vehicle charging stations and way-finding signage that will... Read on...
  70. Photo of a City commission meeting in City Hall Chambers

    City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

    Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 10 to be considered for appointment... Read on...
  71. Orange cat laying head on volunteer

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    We can definitely see the resemblance between everyone’s favorite wise guy and this adorable kitty! Robert De Niro is two years old and loves to play and... Read on...
  72. Blanco Gardens Neighborhood

    Blanco Gardens Improvements Community Meeting Nov. 12

    City engineers and consultants will share project information about the upcoming projects proposed for the Blanco Gardens neighborhood and River Road area... Read on...
  73. Scott Hardwick Headshot

    City Hires Hardwick for Economic Development Role

    Hardwick will bring expertise in utilizing business development techniques and securing business incentives to attract companies to invest in San Marcos... Read on...
  74. City Seal

    Baker Elected, Gonzales Reelected to City Council

    Maxfield Baker has been elected to Council Place 1 and Saul Gonzales is reelected to Council Place 2. The Nov. 5 election will be canvassed on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m... Read on...
  75. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

    Free legal advice from licensed attorneys, LEGO mania, and introductory computer classes and more at the San Marcos Public Library this week! Read on...
  76. City Seal

    City Offices Closed Nov. 11 in Honor of Veterans Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, and Municipal Court, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day... Read on...
  77. City Seal

    November City Hall Calendar

    Meetings listed are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings. Read on...
  78. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    This clever boy knows his name and happily comes when called! Salvador is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who does great on a leash... Read on...
  79. Front Row: Jude Prather, Grand Marshal Richard Zeni, Miles Nelson, Michael Hernandez Back Row: Mayor

    Navy Veteran Richard Zeni to Lead Nov. 9 Parade

    Zeni served from March 1943 to July 1984, including tours in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. During his service, he was awarded the... Read on...
  80. Library News

    Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

    The History of Impressionism, Reviewing an Antiwar Protest in Texas, FAFSA Help and much more coming up at the San Marcos Public Library! Read on...
  81. Master Plan Open House graphic with meeting information printed in yellow box on top of airplane tar

    Airport Master Plan Open House Slated for Nov. 18

    Once the plan is completed and approved by City Council, it will go to the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for final... Read on...
  82. Photo featuring Wells, Case, and Hitchcock standing outdoors

    Reorganization Announced for Community Services Operations

    Lumbreras dissolved Community Services and reformed their responsibilities and functions into two operational areas to include the Parks and Recreation... Read on...
  83. Photo of City Cemetery Chapel

    Biannual City Cemetery Cleanup Starts Nov. 4

    All items not in compliance cemetery regulations will be removed from the burial sites and held for families to pick up for 30 days at the cemetery maintenance shop. Read on...
  84. Photo of a bag of leaves standing upright on top of a pile of leaves. Leaves are red, yellow, orange

    City & Texas State Coordinate Leaf Collection for Compost

    This collection helps to reduce the City’s output of methane while also improving the research and development capability of Bobcat Blend’s composting program. Read on...
  85. Five people smiling, wearing gardening gloves and kneeling by a tree that has just been planted

    City to Give Away 300 Trees at Arbor Day Celebration

    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. Read on...
  86. Steve Parker

    Parker Accepts City Manager Position in Seguin

    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. Read on...
  87. Black and white dog outside looking at camera

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

    Volunteers describe this boy as a gentle giant! Trunks is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is an awesome listener, walks wonderfully... Read on...
  88. Photo of children walking behind camp leader at the San Marcos Discovery Center on a sand and rock t

    2019-2020 Holiday Camp Registration Opens Nov. 1

    Holiday Camp will be held Dec. 30, 2019, and January 2, 3, and 6, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr. Read on...
  89. Iconic Village fire victims

    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... Read on...
  90. texting

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

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  91. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how... Read on...