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Posted on: September 2, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (14)

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 5-year-old Shepherd/Chinook mix has he's never met a stranger he didn't like. Cass loves to ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

SMFD Remembers 9/11/21

911 Stair climb (1)

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department hosted two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The events include a public flag raising ceremony, followed by a memorial stair clim...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Dirt was Turned at the Station #6 Groundbreaking

Sta 6 Dirt Turn

It's not a secret that San Marcos is a growing community. San Marcos Fire Department is proud to be adding Station #6 in order to provide fire services and staffing to help us cover this growth. This new station will be part of the TRACE communit...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Station #2 Grand Opening & Engine #2 Push-In Ceremony was fun for all!

Uncoupling the Hose

Thank you to all that joined us as we celebrated the opening of the City’s newest fire station. This new station is located at 205 Flint Ridge Rd. Fire Station #2 replaced the existing Fire Station #2, located at the corner of Academy and Holland...

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Additional Info... Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

NF- SMFD Awards

Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

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Texas Fire Chiefs Association Fire Department News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

Kistner

Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Additional Info... Fire Department News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Thank you, Mendez Elementary!

02-10-21 Mendez Elementary Thank You Bags

For the week leading up to Valentine's Day, Mendez Elementary PTA cupid's were busy showered the fire department in Valentine's Day love.  Mendez Elementary PTA invited SMFD to their special Valentine&rsquo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

JFA 2021 & CFA 2021 CANCELLED

2021 Cancelled SMFD JFA CFA

Because of the global coronavirus outbreak and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Junior Fire Academy & Citizens Fire Academy.  Please see the JFA Website and CFA website for details ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell Retires

Chief Rowell Retires 01-22-21

Rick joined the San Marcos Fire Department in August 1986 as a firefighter trainee and has promoted thru the ranks of Engineer in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, Captain in 2005, Battalion Chief in 2007 to his current position, Assistant Chief, which he has hel...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

SMFD held a soft Grand Opening for Station #2

Full Station 1

San Marcos Fire Department hosted a small, socially-distanced grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This ceremonially marked the opening of its newest fire station #2.  This station is located off Ranch Road 12 in the La Cima ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

Shovel Ceremony

The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

NF - SHARED USE PATH

 

Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin authorized excavati...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: March 11, 2021

SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021

A proposed amendment to the CDBG-MIT Action Plan is scheduled for April 2021.  The proposed amendment focuses on designation of specific projects and budgets for a portion of the overall $24 million in funding. Community engagement activities rel...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

Waterfall flowing over rocks

The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

San Marcos Planning and Development

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services

News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2021

ZC-21-17 (5900 Block S IH-35 Zoning: FD and AR to HC)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tues...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

AN-21-06 (5900 Block S IH-35 Annexation)

Annexation of a 2.1 acre +/- tract of land out of the Samuel Craft League, Abstract No. 89 in Hays County, Texas, generally located in the 5900 Block of South IH-35. To track this case, click the following link: AN-21-06. The annexation schedule for the a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

ZC-21-18 (La Cima Multifamily)

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, and the City Council will hold a public hearing via hybrid, in-person / virtual, meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing via a hybrid in person and virtual meeting to consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that would implement chan...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2021

ZC-21-20 (San Marcos Commerce Center Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “LI” Light Industrial has been submitted by Killen, Griffin & Farrimond, LLC on behalf of Jaster Edmund Hays County Partnership and Julian Perez & ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2021

AN-21-07 (SH 123 & WW Annexation)

Annexation of a 22.58 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract 281 and the Juan M. Veramendi Survey, Abstract 17, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the Wonder World Dr and Hwy 123 intersecti...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 23, 2021

AN-21-04 (La Cima Amenity Center Annexation)

Annexation of an 8.704 acre +/- acre tract of land out of the J. Williams Survey, Abstract 490 and the W. Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northwest corner of the W. Centerpoint Rd. and Central Park Loop inter...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 20, 2021

133 South LBJ Drive Partial Demolition Request (#2021-37357)

The Planning & Development Services Office received an application for a partial demolition of a portion of the building at the rear of the building, the removal of the aluminum slipcover on the front façade of the building, and the demolit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 19, 2021

ZC-21-19 Smith Lane

A Zoning Change Application from “SF-6” Single Family-6 to “ND-3.5”  Neighborhood Density - 3.5 has been submitted by Keepers Land Planning for approximately 2 acres, more or less, out of the J.M Veramendi ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

ZC-21-16 (SH 123 & Wonder World Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “EC” Employment Center has been submitted by C&G Development, for approximately 22.58 acres, more or less, out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2021

ZC-21-10 (La Cima Amenity Center Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development to “SF-4.5” Single-Family - 4.5 has been submitted by LCSM Ph 3, LLC for approximately 7.77 acres, more or less, described as Lot 1, Block A, La Cima Amenity ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2021

AN-21-05 (Whisper South Annexation)

Annexation of a 390.25 +/-  acre tract of land out of the J. Miner Survey, Abstract 321, the J. Veramendi Survey, Abstract 17, and  the T.G. McGehee Survey, Abstract 11 , Hays County, Texas, generally located between Harris Hill Road and ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2021

ZC-21-11 (Lively Ln CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from “GC” General Commercial to “CD-4” Character District 4 has been submitted by John David Carson, on behalf of LVLYLN, LLC, for approximately 0.98 acres, more or less, out of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (East of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-15)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment Center "EC”  has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 16.09 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to EC (West of Harris Hill Rd) (ZC-21-14)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Employment “EC” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 72.06 acres, more or less, out of the...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-4 (ZC-21-13)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3 “CD-4” has been submitted by Harris Hill Commercial Land Holdings Ltd, for approximately 34.13 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Whisper South FD to CD-3 (ZC-21-12)

A Zoning Change Application from  Future Development “FD” to Character District 3   “CD-3” has been submitted by Harris Hill Residential Land  Holdings Ltd, for approximately 363.72 acres,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

CUP-21-15 (North Street Student Housing)

A Conditional Use Permit request for Purpose-Built Student Housing has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust and 410 North Street LLC for for 410 North Street and 420 North Street. This property is located withi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2021

ZC-21-09 (North Street Student Housing)

A Zoning Change Application from Multifamily “MR-24” to Character District 5 Downtown“CD-5D” has been submitted by Michele Rogerson Lynch, on behalf of the Hutchison Family Trust, for approximately 0.328 acres consi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 17, 2021

AN-21-03 (parcHAUS)

Annexation of a 21.73+/- acre tract of land out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No. 63, in Hays County, Texas, generally located 1,500’ west of the Centerpoint Rd. and Center Point Ct. intersection. To track this case, click the followin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that, among other things, would address typographical a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-08 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-4” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-07 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-06 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 1 “CD-1” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for approximately 10.19 acres, more or less, out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 16, 2021

AN-20-10 (Legacy Square Annexation)

Annexation of a 23.2 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northeast corner of Redwood Road and South Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the following link: ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2021

AN-21-01 (La Cima Fire Station Subdivision)

Annexation of a 7.024 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, generally located at the intersection of West Centerpoint Road and Flint Ridge Road, described as Lot 1 and Lot 2, La Cima Fire Station Subdivision. To track this case, click the follo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2021

ZC-20-25 (Legacy Square Senior Living FD to CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Jeffrey L. Kittle, Kittle Property Group, Inc., on behalf of James Smith Jr., Smithco Redwood, LLC, for a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2021

ZC-21-03 (Blanco Riverwalk Multifamily MU to CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Mixed Use “MU” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Cuatro Consultants, Ltd, on behalf of BR 2020 Land Bk, LLC, for approximately 21.22 acres described as Lot 1B, Blo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2021

AN-20-09 (Rattler Storage Annexation)

Annexation of a 3.62 +/- acre tract of land out of the Rebecca Brown Survey, Abstract No. 46, Hays County, Texas, generally located on Rattler Road between Old Bastrop Highway and Highway 123 at 2835 Rattler Road. To track this case click on the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2021

PDD-16-02(A) Holt Tract PDD Extension

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to extend the development rights time period within the Holt Tract, comprised of 4.78 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, Abstract No. 17, Hays County, Texas, generally locate...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2021

ZC-21-01 (Sendero at Centerpoint CD-5) - POSTPONED BY THE APPLICANT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Teresa A. Shell, on behalf of Mark B. Randolph, for approximately 6.698 acres, more or less, out of the E...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code and Design Manual Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to Chapters 3 and 4 of the San Marcos Development Code and to Appendix A, Article 1 of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2020

3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for buildings located at 3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068). It appears that many of the buildings are older than 80 years of age. Therefore, the application is subject to the de...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2020

ZC-20-26 (Blanco Riverwalk CC to HC Zoning Change)

A Zoning Change Application from Community Commercial “CC” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Hermann Vigil, on behalf of Robert W. McDonald, for approximately 15.2331 acres, more or less, out of Lot 1, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Proposed Land Development Code amendments to LDC 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) an

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed Land Development Code amendments to sections 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) and 8.1 (Definitions) to include the following: limitations on tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

AN-20-12 (Picoma Annexation)

Annexation of a 33 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, and being Lot 1, of the R&R Subdivision, Section 2, generally located in the 2400 Block of Hwy 123. To track this case, click the fol...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2020

ZC-20-23

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-2.5 “CD-2.5” has been submitted by Chris Weigand on behalf of Vantage San Marcos, for approximately 12.43 acres, more or less, out of th...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2020

ZC-20-24 (Picoma)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Ed Theriot, Doucet and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jaime J. Russek Martinez, for approximately 31.24 a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

ZC-20-12 (Steen Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD) to Single Family (SF-6) has been submitted by Mike Siefert, on behalf of Lookout Partners, L.P., for approximately 12.99 acres out of the J.W. Berry Survey, located near the intersection of N LBJ Dr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2020

AN-20-08 (La Cima, Phase 2)

Annexation of a 89.694 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, and William Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-20 (The Mayan, Character District-3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 220.023 acres, more or less...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-19 (The Mayan, Character District-4)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 73.853 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-18 (The Mayan, Character District-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 42.872 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-17 (The Mayan, Light Industrial)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 38.019 acres, more or less, out o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2020

AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) and AN-20-07 (Redwood 3)

  • AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) Annexation of 10.1073 +/- acres out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract No. 474, Hays County, generally located at South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-06
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

ZC-20-14 (101 & 103 Lockhart Street)

A Zoning Change Application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Andrew Nance, on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately .2938 acres consisting of lot 46 of the A.M. Ramsay Subdivision, Located at 101 & 103 Lockhart ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

ZC-20-15 (La Cima, Phase 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC  on behalf of LCSM Ph 2, LLC for approximately 89.694...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

ZC-20-10

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD)” to Medium Intensity Planning Area has been submitted by Ed Theriot on behalf of McCoy Family Partnership One and Two, for approximately 109 acres out of the Barnett O. Kane, Cyrus Wickson...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-11 (Lantana on Bastrop)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by David Richardson, on behalf of Mark Tolley, Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, for approximately 10 acres, m...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-13 (Redwood 3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted by James Ingalls, on behalf of Jim Smith, Smith Co. Redwood LLC, for approximately 80 acres, more or less, out of...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint) and AN-20-05 (Palace Way)

  • AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation) Annexation of 9.160 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link:...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

ZC-20-04 (Mystic Canyon Update)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development, “CC” Community Commercial, and “P” Public and Institutional to “SF-6” Single Family has been submitted by Bill E. Cou...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Lauren Surley Named as Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations

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The City of San Marcos has selected Lauren Surley to serve as the Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations. Surley was chosen from a nationwide candidate pool of 63 applicants. 

Surley has 10 years of professional communications ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (16)

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-legged friend in his new furever home so he can have a play buddy. This sweet boy is 3 years old, 63...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2021

9th Annual SMArts Awards Presentation Set for Sept. 30

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

San Marcos Police Investigate Death at Apartment Complex

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On Thursday, September 16, at approximately 11:30 a.m. the San Marcos Police Department responded to a call to assist EMS at The Lyndon apartments, 200 Springtown Way. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male identified as 20-year-old Austin Salyer....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

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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, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Just like this past spring, due to continued COVID-19 condit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Rio Vista Falls Maintenance Work to Begin in October

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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 to the public for the duration of the maintenance work, which is expected to be completed in Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Chip (48163442)

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 of all sizes, and is looking for a quiet home where...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

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

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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 18, the adoption fee for all ready-to-go pets will be $25. 

This special includes cats and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

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

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded a $30,000 grant through the Underrepresented Community Grant Program. The grant is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. 

The Underre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Entires Invited for San Marcos' Veterans Day Parade

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 Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Bobcat Gives Back Program Collects Students' Donations

Bobcats Give Back Program

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 an outlet for gently used and unwanted household items throughout the community. The program...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Concha (48311388)

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 dogs but doesn't love to share her stuff, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos City Manager Announces Retirement

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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 Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  

In a letter t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

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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. The City of San Marcos and CARTS are working to maintain the 30-minute frequency for Route 1, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Stair Climb

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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 attacks. The events include a public flag raising ceremony, followed by a memorial stair c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Invites the Public to Participate in Vision SMTX

SMTX Vision

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 SMTX Comprehensive Plan.

On Wednesday, September 15, the City will host a Vision SMTX Community...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Core 4 Partnership launches Youth Task Force 2021

Core 4 Partnership

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 2021 Youth Task force subcommittee. The subcommittee was formerly known as the San Marcos Youth ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

City Encourages Community to Attend COAD-SMTX Meeting

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As National Preparedness Month begins, the City of San Marcos encourages residents to participate in the first general membership meeting of Community Organizations Active in Disasters – San Marcos (COAD-SMTX). The meeting will be held on Wednes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Local Artist's Work Featured on New Street Banners

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On Wednesday, September 1, the City of San Marcos installed new street banners that feature the work of a local artist. The banners are located in the downtown area and along East Hopkins Street in front of City Hall. 

“It’s an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (14)

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 5-year-old Shepherd/Chinook mix has he's never met a stranger he didn't like. Cass loves to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

Public Works 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 comments on sidewalk areas to include in the plan update. The meeting will take place on August...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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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 polite and doesn't jump on you, just reeeally high in the air! He is a lively ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

City of San Marcos Kicks Off Mermaid Month

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The City of San Marcos will host a Mermaid Month kickoff event Wednesday, September 1 celebrating the City’s recent designation as the Mermaid Capital of Texas. The event will be held at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, beginni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Party in Your Park Returns August 27

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The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Department will host its first Party in Your Park event of 2021 on Friday, August 27. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Drive.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF 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 house and crate-trained, has met several children (and was a champ), and ri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

City to Conduct School Zone Light Testing

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Next week, the City’s Public Works Department will inspect traffic signals within school zones. Crews will also restripe faded crosswalks and stop bars in school areas. 

Crews will test the flashing school zone lights in the morning and afternoon ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (12)

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 and running beside you while you run, bike, or skateboard! He's incredibly smart and learns...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

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Beginning August 16, 2021, the stop located at Plaza Saltillo for CARTS Interurban 1510 and 1517 will temporarily move to E. Seventh and Comal Streets (far side stop). The detour will remain in place for the duration of the construction project.

As a remi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

City of San Marcos Surplus Auction

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The City of San Marcos is auctioning surplus items including office furniture, shelving, kitchen items, fitness equipment, body cams, appliances, phones, vintage cameras. The auction may be accessed by going to the Rene Bates Auctioneers website and searc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Applications Now Open for Human Services Grants

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The City of San Marcos is now accepting applications for Human Services Grants. A total of $999,120 in local funding is available to human services agencies, and $150,000 may be restricted to programs that respond directly to effects of the COVID-19 pande...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

I-35 Ramp to Close During Tax Free Weekend

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On Saturday, August 7, the City of San Marcos and contracted crews will establish traffic controls to ease congestion near the San Marcos Premium Outlets. The efforts will accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to Texas’ annual Tax-Free weekend.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City to Host National Purple Heart Day Reception and Ceremony

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On Saturday, August 7, the City of San Marcos will host a public ceremony and reception honoring National Purple Heart Day and celebrating the City’s designation as a Purple Heart City on the National Purple Heart Trail. The event will be held at the Vete...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for Smarts Award

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The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the annual SMarts Award, a recognition program honoring artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members, and businesses who have contributed substantially to the cultural and ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Construction to Begin on Phase I of Sessom Creek Improvements

SESSOM CREEK IMPROVEMENTS

The week of August 2, 2021, crews contracted by the City of San Marcos will begin work on Phase 1 of the Sessom Creek Improvements Project. The overall project aims to remove and replace the exposed wastewater main in Sessom Creek, reduce the amount of se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF Pets of the week (11)

Dog of the Week: Vulcan (46604132)

 Vulcan is the coolest Black-Mouth Cur/Retriever cross! If you're looking for an adventure buddy, this 2-year-old is your guy! Vulcan loves jumping up to get the rope for a good game of tug of war. After running ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

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Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin authorized excavation and vegetation r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

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

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On Friday, July 23, 2021, S&P Global Ratings assigned a “AA” long-term rating and stable outlook to the City of San Marcos’ general obligation bonds and certificates. The rating follows a thorough review of financial docu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Surpasses Capacity, Urges Adoptions

NF - SMRAS Surpasses Capacity

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 newly arriving pets. An adoption event planned for Sunday, July 25 at The Cigar Vault&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Drop Off Brushy Waste slated for Saturday July 24

NF- Drop Off Brushy Waste

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department will host an additional brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers this week to support cleaning efforts following recent storms. The drop-off will be available from 8 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

SMRAS Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Carol (48051565) 

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 leans against you for love and just needs a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

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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 Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments ava...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

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

Utility Assistance Newsflash

Disconnections and late fees for City of San Marcos utility customers are proposed to resume August 31, 2021. City Council will formally vote on the date during its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 3. 

 

Utility disconnections...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Tip Leads to Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

Assault Suspect Arrested

On Friday, July 16, San Marcos Police arrested a suspect on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Trine Pastrano (DOB 02/29/1972) was taken into custody at approximately 1:40 p.m. after a citizen saw him dining at a restauran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF 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 husky finished his last heartworm treatment this week! Yay Dusty! Like most husky&apo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons Activate on East Hopkins

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Two new pedestrian hybrid beacons are now operational on East Hopkins Street. The beacons were installed as part of the City’s East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project, which broadened sidewalks to 10 feet wide, added pedestrian ligh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

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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 Plaza Park, 401 East Hopkins, on Friday, July 16 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The crowdsourced docume...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Police Ask for Help Finding Aggravated Assault Suspect

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The San Marcos Police Department requests assistance locating a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred July 11 at the Classic Inn, 921 North Interstate 35. A warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

City of San Marcos Selects Rob Fitch as Emergency Management Coordinator

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The City of San Marcos has selected Rob A. Fitch as its next Emergency Management Coordinator. Fitch begins his career in San Marcos Monday, July 12, and will be responsible for the City’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

NF 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 mix has been around other dogs here at the shelter and may enjoy the comp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo

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SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo 

 

On Thursday, July 1, San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) employees competed in the Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo. The competition offered a small group of employees from neighboring mun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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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 just too cute and too much fun! Fabio is an absolute TANK at 64 pounds. He loves toys, r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

City of San Marcos Offices to be Closed July 5

4th Of July City Closures

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 Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices will be unavailable. F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Qualified Homeowners Encouraged to Seek Mortgage Assistance

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The City of San Marcos encourages homeowners with single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to seek assistance with the FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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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

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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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Posted on: September 13, 2021

San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

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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. The City of San Marcos and CARTS are working to maintain the 30-minute frequency for Route 1, ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

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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 to E. Seventh and Comal Streets (far side stop). The detour will remain in place for th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS route changes

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31.  The route will resume under a modified schedule in June. 

Between June 1 and August 5, the interurban 1517 route wil...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

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The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day 2021 by offering free rides on all services Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Rides on the Interurban Regional Intercity bus services, Metro Connectors, and Municipal Bus services in the...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded $1.16 million in federal funding to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signe...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Uhland Road Improvements project Begins March 15th

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Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project. Work is expected to be complete by late 2022, weather permitting.

The project will correct drainage issues alon...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

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CARTS interurban and local San Marcos "The Bus" services will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, December 14, 2020. 

The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban route will be Friday, December 11...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Phased Scooter Pilot Program Launches in San Marcos

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The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, has signed a pilot agreement with Spin electric scooters for an initial two-step deployment of 200 shared scooters beginning this month. Spin has separate agreements with each entity wh...

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