Posted on: September 18, 2017

City Remembered Tragedy, Heroes of Sept. 11, 2001

9-11 Memorial

The City of San Marcos held a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The program opened with a welcome from City Manager, Bert Lumbreras, Mayor John Thomaides ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fire Crews Lend a Helping Hand to Katy FD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

Members of the San Marcos Fire Department has joined local forces with New Braunfels, Kyle, and South Hays fire departments, along with San Marcos/Hays County EMS, to deploy to Katy to assist in rescuing victims from the catastrophic flooding in the Houst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Banana Split Eating Contest Between FD and PD

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

Dairy Queen on Hwy 80 had a grand opening on Saturday, July 29 and recruited the Fire Department and Police Department in a banana split eating contest.  The Fire Department won the challenge!  If the food had been donuts, then the outco...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

Probationary Firefighter Travis Sweet taught Jr. Fire Academy camper, Colton Engler, on how the fire

The San Marcos Fire Department held its second annual Junior Fire Academy camp one week in June and July.  The camp was available for boys and girls ages 8 -11.   

The mission of the camp was to install servant-leadership, teamwo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

Sam's Club Associates and San Marcos Fire Department accepts donation check.

Fire Chief Les Stephens from the San Marcos Fire Department along with Assistant Chiefs Karl Kuhlman, Rick Rowell, and Administrative Assistant Senior Melinda Villarreal received $1000.00 dollar check on July 21, 2017 from Sam’s Club Store Manag...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

SMFD Brings Home Silver

SMFD Soccer Tournament 2017

On a couple of hot, arid July weekdays, the San Marcos Fire Department participated in the Texas Firefighter Summer Games that were held in San Angelo, Texas.  The team played 6 matches in two consecutive days with only two substitute players. &a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Local Business Donates Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors from UTC Aerospace were donated to the SMFD.

Brett Harmer from United Technologies Aerospace Systems donated almost 40 smoke detectors on July 7, 2017 to the San Marcos Fire Department for the department’s smoke detector program.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Firefighter’s Receive Paramedic Certification

Custom cake ordered to celebrate firefighters paramedic certification.

Firefighters Robert Dallimore, Ross Garman, and Lucas Sergent graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and achieved their paramedic certification. 

The program consists of 30 semester credit hours and they attended f...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Junior Fire Academy Day Camp - CAMP FULL FOR JUNE & JULY!

Jr. Fire Academy Flyer 2017

The program is open to boys and girls, ages 8 - 11.  It will give your child a chance to interact with Fire Department staff and to make friends with positive role models.  The mission of the camp is to instill camaraderie, servant-leade...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

SMFD and PD Assist with 100 Club Fundraiser

SMFD and Freddy's Steakhouse Employee in front of fire truck.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the San Marcos Fire Department and Police Department assisted the 100 Club of Central Texas to support them in a fundraiser with Freddy’s Custard and Steakburgers.  The event coincided with Peace Officers Memori...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Public Safety Bond Gets Voter OK

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

The public safety bond included the relocation of the Holland Street Fire Station #2, the construction of a new fire station on the east side of Interstate 35, the creation of a fire training facility located near the airport, and renovations to the San M...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating for San Marcos

Firefighters Fighting a Fire

A rating schedule was developed by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This rating schedule serves insurance companies that cover property and casualty benefits for their clients.  ISO representatives use the schedule when surveying a community’...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Station #4

Sta 4 Artist Image

The new facility will replace the current Fire Station #4, located at 404 Broadway, which opened in 1982 and has been plagued by both structural and functional shortfalls.  At 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, the ceremony started at the site of...

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Fire Department News

Posted on: October 20, 2017

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Town Hall Meeting and Survey

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Survey & Meeting Notice

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6:00pm to 7:45pm the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss updates to the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Children’s Park and Playscape Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Special Meeting

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be hosting a special meeting regarding the Children’s Park and Playscape project on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr....

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 8, 2017

2017 Veterans Day Parade Entry Form

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2017 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2017, sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Preferred Scenario Amendment

PSA-17-04 Yarrington Commons – A request for approximately 95 acres of Employment Center near Yarrington Road and Post Road. CLICK HERE for more information.

City Initiated Amendments – Changes to the Preferred Scenario Map to support the adoption of CodeS...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

The City Council provided direction to Planning and Development Services staff to research fee revenue and actual cost of service to process permits, review applications, and inspect permitted projects. Staff researched fees charged by other cities and an...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

Code Cover

Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Police Entrance Exam

San Marcos Police Department will be hosting a Police Entrance Exam on Friday November 3, 2017 at 8:30 am. For further details see Addition Information below

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23

Early voting for the Nov. 7, 2017, local and state elections begins Monday, Oct. 23 at designated early polling places.

Election Day will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at designated polling places.

Registered voters will need to bring ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Open House on Transportation Master Plan Slated Oct. 18

The City’s Engineering Department will hold a Transportation Master Plan open house on Oct. 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 W Hopkins.

City staff will provide information and seek public input on the proposed thoroug...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Celebrate Fall with Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate at the annual Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages community members and visitors of all ages to join them on Sat., Oct.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to Host Game Night

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is hosting their third biannual Shelter Game Night, Friday Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m., at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Participants can purchase food and drinks from the concession stand, and enjoy many r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

San Marcos Main Street to Host Trick or Treat Downtown

The City of San Marcos is hosting a free trick or treating event for families Saturday, Oct. 28 from 12-3 p.m. at businesses throughout downtown.

Participating businesses will hand out candy to kids and offer Halloween-themed specials. Activities at downto...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Shred Day Slated Oct. 21 at City Hall

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. 21 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The limit is three boxes per vehic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

San Marcos Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

San Marcos Police are investigating a gunshot death that occurred early Monday morning outside a residence in the 2900 block of Hunter Road.

At 2:17 a.m., officers responded to Twin Lakes Villas for what was initially an EMS call regarding a man on the gro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Women’s Hall of Fame Next Thursday

The City of San Marcos will honor outstanding local women with their induction into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the City of San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

The reception will honor women who have...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery Oct. 23-27, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Volunteers Pick up Thousands of Pounds of Trash

More than 300 volunteers picked up thousands of pounds of trash and recyclable material during last Saturday’s Fall River Cleanup.

An estimated 2,940 pounds of bagged trash, 291 pounds of bagged recycling, 200 pounds of metal, 20 tires and many m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Home Share Applications Available on City Website

San Marcos residents may now register their primary home for Home Share rentals by visiting the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/homeshare or may apply online at www.mygovernmentonline.org.

On August 1, the City Council approved the Home Sha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Community Clean Up Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its brushy waste drop-off and community cleanup for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Oct.14 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until the roll-offs trash containers are full.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2017

San Marcos Named Top Retirement Destination

San Marcos has been named a top place to retire by Where to Retire magazine and will be profiled in the publication’s November/December 2017 issue.

The magazine’s editorial staff cites several factors making San Marcos a great retiremen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

City Manager Names Interim Communications Director

City Manager Bert Lumbreras has announced the appointment of Kristy Stark as Interim Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations, effective Sept. 25, 2017.

Stark began her career with the City as a contracted Public Information Specialist in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Continues Neighborhood Resurfacing Projects

The City of San Marcos will resume work on four residential street resurfacing projects later this week, and residents will be notified to park their vehicles off the street as the work nears their property. The projects were announced in late September b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Main Street Calls for ‘Love Downtown’ Award Nominations

The San Marcos Main Street Program is calling for nominations for the 2017 Love Downtown Awards to honor downtown businesses and volunteers for their contributions to throughout the year.

Nominations are being accepted for Business of the Year, New Busines...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Discovery Center to Hold Annual Fall Plant Sale

The San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive, will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring a great selection of native plants, herbs, and vegetables for your garden.

Admission is free for all ages.

Native pl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Sounds of San Marcos Open Mic Night Oct. 9

Local musicians will be featured during this month’s Sounds of San Marcos Open Mic Night Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Eddie Durham Park, 217 W. MLK Dr.

Local singer-songwriter Ashleigh Stone is MC of the free, two-hour event. The lineup features m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

CAPCOG launches Text to 9-1-1 region wide

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Capital Area Council of Governments has deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide after successfully testing that the region’s 31 public safety answering points (PSAPs), or 9-1-1 call centers, can reliably receive ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Power Outage Planned for Early Sunday Morning Downtown

Power will be turned off early Sunday morning to several blocks in the Downtown to allow San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) crews to repair faulty underground high voltage power cables.

Electricity will be turned off at 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 and should be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2017

San Marcos Police Warning of Door-to-Door Scammers

The San Marcos Police Department would like the public to be aware of a potential scam involving people claiming to be City employees.

“We urge residents not to allow anyone in their homes if there is even the slightest question about their ident...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Teams up with Home 4 the Holidays to Help Find Homes for Orphaned

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is launching its annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign with “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” featuring $20 dog adoptions Oct. 1- 31.

Each adoption includes the pet’s spay or neuter, rabies vacci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

San Marcos Marshal’s Office Investigating Bomb Scare

The San Marcos Marshal’s office is investigating a bomb scare that caused an evacuation at a local business this morning.

The call was initiated as a suspicious package inside a business located at 1050 McKinley Place at 10:53 a.m. by an employee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area beginning in October. The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register.

To register or for more in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

San Marcos Fire Dept. to Host Annual Open House

To kick off Fire Prevention Month in October, the San Marcos Fire Department will host its annual Open House Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fire Station 5, 100 Carlson Circle.

Take a ride in a fire truck, watch a clown show teaching fi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to Begin Neighborhood Resurfacing Projects

The City of San Marcos will begin four residential street resurfacing projects later this week, and residents will be notified to park their vehicles off the street as the work nears their property.

Work starts in the Broadway Street/Sunset Acres neighborh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to Host Caregiving at Home Conference Oct. 3

Comfort Connection/Nurses Unlimited, The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and San Marcos Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide a free conference that will focus on services and education for caregivers, older adults and their fam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Communications Antenna Installation Begins at Water Tank Site

Construction has begun on the foundation for a new telecommunications antenna near the Franklin Water Tank site within the San Marcos Cemetery. The 195 foot tall monopole will support equipment for the City’s Neighborhood Services’ tel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Sixth Annual SMAart Awards Set for Oct. 5

In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month, the San Marcos Arts Commission will again present its SMArts Advocacy Awards to individuals and organizations that are making a significant contribution to the San Marcos arts and cultural scene. This y...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Mermaids to be Unveiled Saturday

The statues of the Mermaid March will be unveiled Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. during the Mermaid Aqua Faire at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen. Mayor Pro Tem Jane Hughson will be the keynote speaker.

The San Marcos Arts Commission selected ten arti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Storm Debris Removal Wrapping Up

KDF Enterprises, the city’s contractor for storm debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, is finishing its work in San Marcos. Residents who still have storm debris are urged to take advantage of the service.

The contractor was hired to re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

After School Programs Goal:POST and SLOEP Starting this Fall

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Texas State University’s Department of Health and Human Services, will host two after school programs this fall. Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will be hosted ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Registration Open for Fall Master Composter Program

The fall Master Composter Program registration is open. The City of San Marcos and Bobcat Blend, a student-run composting organizations at Texas State University, have teamed up for the Master Compost Certification Program to educate and promote compostin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Sign Up for the Keep Texas Beautiful Fall Sweep

Keep San Marcos Beautiful (KSMB) will kick-off the Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Fall Sweep cleanup Oct. 7, a new event to celebrate its 50th anniversary in partnership with Don’t Mess with Texas and the Ocean Conservancy’s International ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Deadline Approaching for Arts Grant Applications

The deadline to apply for City of San Marcos Arts Commission funding is approaching, and the City is still seeking applicants for the program.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-review meeting with ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Entries Invited for San Marcos’ Veterans Day Parade

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2017 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11 sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations.

Veterans groups, mi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

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 for the second round of Grant Funding for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. Applicants who received funding in April of 2017 will not be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Sounds of San Marcos Open Mic Night Sept. 11

Sounds of San Marcos Open Mic Night is Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7pm in Eddie Durham Park, 217 W. MLK Dr.

Local singer-songwriter Ashleigh Stone is MC of the free, two-hour event. The lineup features musicians Nix Nova, Sam Warden, John Zavala and Alle...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

September 2017 Downtown Business of the Month

For the month of September, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Rick’s Lock & Key for their longevity as a Downtown business and their contributions to the local community.

Owner Rick Williams was worki...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

City to Remember Tragedy, Heroes of Sept. 11, 2001

The City of San Marcos will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The program will open with a welcome from City Manager Bert Lumbreras. Mayor John Tho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Signs Contract for Residential Storm Debris Removal

The City has contracted with KDF Enterprises to remove fallen limbs, trees and other plant material blown down on residents’ property by Hurricane Harvey.

Residents are asked to place debris on the curb or in city right-of-way, making sure it doe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Calling for Comments on 2015 Disaster Recovery Funds

The City of San Marcos will hold a Public Meeting Thursday, Sept.14, 2017 in Room 2 of the Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins from 6 -8 p.m. to discuss the use of the additional funds in relation to the unmet needs in the community from the Floods of 2015 an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2017

San Marcos to go out of drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos is going out of drought restrictions effective Wednesday, Aug. 30 and will return to year-round water conservation rules.

Year-round rules allow use of sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Hand watering and using soaker ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2017

City Offices Closed on Labor Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, and Utility Offices, will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 for Labor Day.

Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual trash collection and recycling routes. Rio Vista Swimmi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Man Dies After Altercation; One Arrested on Murder Charge

A San Marcos man has been charged with murder after another man died of injuries he suffered in an altercation last week.

On Aug. 24 at approximately 12:13 a.m., SMPD Officers were dispatched to the Verandah Apartments, 1805 N IH-35 for a reported assault....

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2017

SCAM ALERT: Fake Utility Metering Box Call

Scammers are calling San Marcos utility customers telling them they need to pay a hefty fee to replace “outdated” metering boxes.

Customers are being told that their meter box is outdated and they need to pay between $400 - $800 to exch...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2017

City Offers Many Options for Storm Debris

The City of San Marcos is offering residents several options for disposing of branches and limbs blown down during Hurricane Harvey.

 

Green Waste Cart: Any vegetative debris that is smaller than 5” in diameter can be put in the resident&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Hays County, City of San Marcos Deactivate Emergency Operations Center; Remind Residents to Be Alert

Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith and City of San Marcos Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Gib Watt announced this morning that the joint Emergency Operations Center is being deactivated and normal response operations will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

Shelter Will Open for Local Residents at 11:30 p.m.

The City of San Marcos will open the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins at 11:30 p.m., as a shelter for San Marcos residents who want to voluntarily leave flood-prone areas.

“This is a precautionary measure for San Marcos residents who wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

Expect More Rain Through the Night, Possibility of Extended Power Outages

Additional roads could be closed in the City of San Marcos and throughout Hays County, and power interruptions could last for extend periods of time as dangerous wind conditions delay electric utility crews working multiple outages throughout the area.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

El Conda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City Preparing in Case of Weather Emergency-UPDATE 1

The City of San Marcos continues making preparations as Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Coast.

City preparations

The City is monitoring weather conditions and readying first responders and on-call personnel to for possible heavy rain or flooding. If n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Seeks Nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations of outstanding local women to induct into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame annual ceremony in October.The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Sep. 8, at 5 p.m. Entry forms are available...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

FEMA Proposes New Flood Maps for San Marcos

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of Texas, and local communities and counties, have released preliminary flood maps for public review and comment. These preliminary flo...

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

The City of San Marcos is considering five candidates for the City Manager position that was vacated when former City Manager Jared Miller stepped down in January to become the City Manager of Amarillo...

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Press Releases

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments & bars.

Rumor:  The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments and bars.

Fact: Texas State law within the 2006 Texas Food Establishment Rules, which the city has adopted, prohibits animals on the premises of food estab...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is charging fees for entry into the San Marcos River.

Fact: The City is not charging for access to the river or river parks, and has no plans at this time to implement park user fees.

The Parks Advisory Board and City staff made a presentation to the City City during the February 21, 2017 City Council meeting...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Rumor: A scary clown hoax has made it to San Marcos.

Fact: At this time, the San Marcos Police Department has no active cases involving clowns as suspects, witnesses, or victims.

The department is aware that there is at least one spurious clown social media account in San Marcos.  

While there have b...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rumor: Resident are concerned about what appeared to be a kidnapping or hostage situation.

report excerpt

Fact: We looked into the concerns and our police department tells us the incident took place Monday night after patrons and employees of IHOP saw a man and woman arguing near a vehicle next to the Old CiCis pizza in Springtown Center. There was also anoth...

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Rumor Patrol
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has hiked the minimum wage to $15 an hour plus benefits.

Fact: The City of San Marcos and the State of Texas adopts the federal minimum wage rate.

The San Marcos City Council voted on Feb. 2. 2016 to amend the City of San Marcos Economic Development Policy to require all jobs calculated or counted for economic d...

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Rumor Patrol