1. News & Announcements

  1. SMTX Vision

    Public Invited to Participate in Vision SMTX Virtual Survey

    The interactive Vision SMTX comprehensive plan rewrite project virtual survey is available online through October 4 and is available in both English and Spanish.... Read on...
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    Lauren Surley Named as Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations

    Surley is a graduate of Texas State University and a 2021 graduate of the Leadership San Marcos program.... Read on...
  3. NF Pets of the week (16)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Gunther (47990933) This hyper boy has enough energy to keep up with you on a good run or a long walk. Gunther told us he would love a four ... Read on...
  4. NF - SMArts Awards

    9th Annual SMArts Awards Presentation Set for Sept. 30

    In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will present its SMArts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations who ... Read on...
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    San Marcos Police Investigate Death at Apartment Complex

    A suspect, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigation and review by the District Attorney’s Office, has been identified and interviewed.... Read on...
  6. NF- Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

    The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, ... Read on...
  7. NF - Rio Vista Falls

    Rio Vista Falls Maintenance Work to Begin in October

    Beginning in early October, the instream structures and bank improvements at Rio Vista Falls will undergo maintenance. The Rio Vista Falls area will be closed ... Read on...
  8. Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Chip is a peaceful, loving boy. He's house-trained, walks great on leash, kind-hearted, and definitely a couch potato! This 56-pound boy has lived with other dogs... Read on...
  9. NF- Clear the shelters 2021  (2)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Offers Adoption Specials for Clear the Shelters 2021

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) is participating in KXAN’s annual Clear the Shelters event. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September ... Read on...
  10. NF - National Park Service Grant

    City Awarded National Park Service Grant to Fund Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

    The City of San Marcos has been awarded a $30,000 grant through the Underrepresented Community Grant Program. The grant is funded by the ... Read on...
  11. Veterans Day Parade

    Entries Invited for San Marcos' Veterans Day Parade

    The City of San Marcos is now accepting entries for the 2021 Veterans Day Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 and presented by the City of San Marcos ... Read on...
  12. Bobcats Give Back Program

    Bobcat Gives Back Program Collects Students' Donations

    This summer, local students diverted 2,849 pounds of material from landfills through Bobcats Give Back. The sustainable move-out initiative was created to provide... Read on...
  13. Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Concha is a beautiful 76-pound girl with a heart of gold. She's house- and crate-trained and has lived with older children and adults. She has lived with other... Read on...
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    San Marcos City Manager Announces Retirement

    San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras has announced his intention to retire effective January 31, 2022. Lumbreras formally notified members of the San Marcos City... Read on...
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    San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

    Due to a shortage in regional bus drivers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some CARTS routes may not be able to maintain the current 30-minute pickup frequency... Read on...
  16. NF - 911 Flag Raising Ceremony

    City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Stair Climb

    On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department will host two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 ... Read on...
  17. SMTX Vision

    City Invites the Public to Participate in Vision SMTX

    The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a series of in-person, pop-up, take-home, or virtual community events to provide input on the Vision ... Read on...
  18. Core 4 Partnership

    Core 4 Partnership launches Youth Task Force 2021

    The Core 4 Task Force, made up of the City of San Marcos, Hays County, San Marcos CISD, and Texas State University, is now accepting applications for the Fall... Read on...
  19. NF - COAD Meeting

    City Encourages Community to Attend COAD-SMTX Meeting

    Residents are encouraged to participate in the first general membership meeting of Community Organizations Active in Disasters – San Marcos on September 8 at 11 a.m.... Read on...
  20. NF - Street Banners

    Local Artist's Work Featured on New Street Banners

    The new banners, designed by a local artist, feature two floral designs that highlight the natural beauty, vibrant colors, and rich history San Marcos can offer.... Read on...
  21. NF Pets of the week (14)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Cass (48207293) Oh boy, oh boy, Cass is ready for the next big adventure! He loves to walk on leash, meet new people, and go for runs! This bubbly... Read on...
  22. Public Works Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

    Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

    The Public Works department invites the public to attend the five-year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill program meeting. The department is seeking ideas and ... Read on...
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    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Malcolm (46717133) Malcolm (46717133) is the cutest Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Ibizan Hound mix. He LOVES to jump. But don't worry, he is very .... Read on...
  24. NF - Mermaid Month

    City of San Marcos Kicks Off Mermaid Month

    People are encouraged to take part in mermaid-themed events throughout the month of September, celebrating the City's designation as the Mermaid Capital of Texas.... Read on...
  25. NF -  Party in Your Park

    Party in Your Park Returns August 27

    The event will be held between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Drive. It's free, open to the public, and features a variety of activities. COVID-19 vaccines will be available.... Read on...
  26. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Hank (46109194) Hank is back at the shelter, but that's ok! He has hope that the next hooman that comes along will be his perfect match. Hank is ... Read on...
  27. NF - Traffic Sign Testing

    City to Conduct School Zone Light Testing

    City crews will test the flashing school zone lights in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, August 17. The school zone speed limit will not be enforced during the testing period.... Read on...
  28. NF Pets of the week (12)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Mikey (45922385) Mikey is an incredible catch. This leggy dude greets everyone with a super enthusiastic hug! He loves meeting new people.... Read on...
  29. NF - CARTS Service Changes

    CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

    Beginning August 16, 2021, the stop located at Plaza Saltillo for CARTS Interurban 1510 and 1517 will temporarily move for the duration of a construction project.... Read on...
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    City of San Marcos Surplus Auction

    The City of San Marcos is auctioning surplus items including office furniture, shelving, kitchen items, fitness equipment, body cams, appliances, phones, vintage cameras... Read on...
  31. NF - HS GRANTS

    Applications Now Open for Human Services Grants

    A total of $999,120 in local funding is available to human services agencies. Applications from individuals will not be accepted through this process.... Read on...
  32. NF - Tax Free Weekend Traffic

    I-35 Ramp to Close During Tax Free Weekend

    On August 7, the City of San Marcos and contracted crews will establish traffic controls beginning at 8 a.m. to ease congestion near the San Marcos Premium Outlets.... Read on...
  33. NF - Purple Heart Day

    City to Host National Purple Heart Day Reception and Ceremony

    The City's Aug. 7 ceremony and reception will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3314, 1701 Hunter Rd., beginning at 10 a.m. Read on...
  34. NF - SMArts Awards

    Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for Smarts Award

    The recognition program honors artists, organizations, community members, and businesses who have contributed to the cultural and artistic life of the community.... Read on...
  35. SESSOM CREEK IMPROVEMENTS

    Construction to Begin on Phase I of Sessom Creek Improvements

    The project aims to replace the exposed wastewater main, reduce the amount of sediment washing into the river, slow stormwater runoff, and minimize creek erosion.... Read on...
  36. NF Pets of the week (11)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Vulcan (46604132) is the coolest Black-Mouth Cur/Retriever cross! If you're looking for an adventure buddy, this 2-year-old is your guy! ... Read on...
  37. NF - SHARED USE PATH

    Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

    Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park... Read on...
  38. NF - AA BOND RATING

    City of San Marcos General Obligation Bonds Earn AA S&P Global Rating

    The rating follows a thorough review of financial documents by S&P Global Ratings and is an indicator of the City's capacity to meet its financial commitments.... Read on...
  39. NF - SMRAS Surpasses Capacity

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Surpasses Capacity, Urges Adoptions

    The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced today, Friday, July 23, that it has surpassed its capacity and urged community members to help clear space for ... Read on...
  40. NF- Drop Off Brushy Waste

    Drop Off Brushy Waste slated for Saturday July 24

    The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department will host an additional brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers this ... Read on...
  41. SMRAS Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Carol is a total Hallmark junkie! She's a hopeless romantic just waiting for her hooman in shining armor to sweep her out of the shelter! This 32-pound darling... Read on...
  42. NF - Arts Master Planning Open House

    Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

    The City of San Marcos invites members of the community to join an Arts Master Planning Open House on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the ... Read on...
  43. Utility Assistance Newsflash

    Proposed Utility Disconnections Beginning August 31, Customers Urged to Apply for City-Funded Assist

    Disconnections and late fees for City of San Marcos utility customers are proposed to resume August 31. Read on...
  44. Assault Suspect Arrested

    Tip Leads to Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

    Trine Pastrano was taken into custody on Friday, July 16, after a citizen spotted him dining at a restaurant in San Marcos and called in a tip to law enforcement.... Read on...
  45. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Dusty (47732519) Dusty (47732519) is far from shy! He's met all sorts of dog friends here and has been a super good boy. This cool, 65-pound ... Read on...
  46. NF - Hopkins Beacons

    Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons Activate on East Hopkins

    The flashing beacons were installed as part of the City’s East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project and allow pedestrians to cross at two new locations... Read on...
  47. NF - Sustainable Movie Series

    Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

    The Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos Sustainable Summer Film Series continues this week with a free screening of “Motherload” at San Marcos ... Read on...
  48. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

    Police Ask for Help Finding Aggravated Assault Suspect

    The San Marcos Police Department requests assistance locating a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred Sunday, July 11 a 921 N I-35.... Read on...
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    City of San Marcos Selects Rob Fitch as Emergency Management Coordinator

    Rob A. Fitch begins his career in the City of San Marcos on Monday, July 12, and will be responsible for the City’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery.... Read on...
  50. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Graham (47751983) Graham is a little shy inside his cage, but once he comes, out he's Mr. Personality! This silly 2-year-old Shepherd/Basset Hound ... Read on...
  51. Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo NF

    SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo

    On Thursday, July 1, San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) employees practiced their skills and showcased their profession at the Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo.... Read on...
  52. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Dog of the Week: Fabio (46886783) We know what you're thinking. How can a dog as handsome and unique as Fabio end up here? We have no idea because this guy is ... Read on...
  53. 4th Of July City Closures

    City of San Marcos Offices to be Closed July 5

    City of San Marcos offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Services at City Hall, the San Marcos Public Library, the San Marcos... Read on...
  54. FHA Mortgage NF

    Qualified Homeowners Encouraged to Seek Mortgage Assistance

    All homeowners with FHA-insured loans may ask for forbearance without penalty because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance must be requested by September 30.... Read on...
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    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...
  56. 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...
  57. NF - SHARED USE PATH

    Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

    Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park... Read on...