News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Fact Check: Was a pregnant dog tied up outside in the freezing weather Jan. 16, 2018?

Fact: On Jan. 16, local media commented on a video sent to them by a viewer. Call logs show that an Animal Control officer visited the residence at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The dog was tethered to a tree with a small cord, but that was not preventing the d...

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Fact Check
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations that caused the Hitch to close

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations for Mobile Food Vendors that caused the Hitch to close.

 

Fact: Beginning in January of 2017 the Health Department began working with mobile food vendors to ensure they were able to be mobil...

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Fact Check
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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Fact Check
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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Fact Check
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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Fact Check
Posted on: September 22, 2016

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

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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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Fact Check
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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Fact Check

News Flash

Posted on: September 8, 2018

Open House to Kick-Off Fire Prevention Month

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SAN MARCOS FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE!  YOU ARE INVITED!To kick off Fire Prevention Month, the San Marcos Fire Department will have an Open House to teach about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations.  Fr...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony – 17th Anniversary Was Held

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It was the 17th anniversary since the terrorist attack on our country and the San Marcos Fire Department held its annual remembrance ceremony.  

The program opened with a welcome from City Manager, Bert Lumbreras, and Del Valle High School JR ROTC...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Grand Opening Ceremony Held for New Fire Station #4

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San Marcos officials held a ceremony Friday, August 31 to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station #4, a $6 million fire station. The new facility replaced the current Fire Station #4, located at 404 Broadway, which opened in 1982.  The prior ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

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The San Marcos Fire Department held its third annual Junior Fire Academy camp with 2 one-week sessions in the month of June 2018.  The camp was available for boys and girls ages 8 -11.   

The mission of the camp was to install se...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Sunshine Kids Camp

Sunshine Camp

The Sunshine Kids Camp celebrated their 35th anniversary and for last 28 years San Marcos has provided local and regional activities for the campers.  The free camp is for children ages 12-18 battling cancer and they arrive from cities all over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Names New Fire Marshal, Brings Office Under Fire Dept.

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The City of San Marcos is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Kistner, a former assistant State Fire Marshal and fire forensics professional, as the City’s new Fire Marshal.

With the hiring of Kistner, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal&...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Backpacks Donated to SMFD

CFAAA Donating Backpacks Resized

The San Marcos Fire Department thanks the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association for donating custom made backpacks for our Junior Fire Academy Summer Camp! The drawstring backpacks look sharp!  The summer camp was held in June and both session...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Oath of Service for New Firefighters

The City of San Marcos would like to welcome Firefighters Chris Mulvaney, Zane Willard, Miles Maynor, Travis Sweet and Micah Killian to the San Marcos Fire Department.  The five firefighters completed their one year probationary period and did th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

CIVIC Award Winners

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The City of San Marcos Employee Group recognized Battalion Chief John Koenig, Captain Jeff Green, Engineer Scott Grunwald, and Firefighters Jordan Hutto and Bobby Dallimore from the San Marcos Fire Department as the winners of the 2nd Quarterly, Conduct t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Fundraiser Basketball Game

Schertz Basketball Game

Members from the San Marcos Fire and Police Departments and Hays County Sheriff's Office played a good game of basketball against Schertz Police Department on Saturday, April 28, 2018. It was a fundraiser, Battle of the Badges, at Corbett Junior High Scho...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

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Assistant Chief Rick Rowell from the San Marcos Fire Department along with Administrative Assistant Senior Melinda Villarreal and Firefighters Katie Kirk-Velez, Miles Maynor, and Captain Brian Quackenbush received $1000.00 dollar check on April 19, 2018 f...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

SMFD Gets Fired Up About Reading

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Firefighters enjoy reading to children and teaching them about fire safety.  Teaching fire safety saves lives.  Parents brought their children to a recent event at the San Marcos city library to see a firefigher in fire protection gear t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

100 Club Good Friday Fundraiser Success

100 Club Bells and Whistles Poster 2018

In appreciation of the 100 Club’s mission of assisting families of first responders killed and critically injured in the line of duty, the South Central Texas McDonald’s Co-op hosted its 17th Annual Bells and Whistles Good Friday Fundraiser benefitting 10...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

1st Annual Kenneth Copeland Fitness Challenge

Copeland Challenge Team

The challenge was in memory of fallen San Marcos police officer, Kenneth Copeland.  Eight San Marcos Fire Department personnel, Captains Justin Calhoun, Brian Quackenbush, Engineer Jonathan Pakula, and Firefighters Tanner McLean, Ross Garman, Ben...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Firefighters, City Staff, and Civilians Honored by Fire Department

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The San Marcos Fire Department honored outstanding firefighters, city staff and citizens at the annual awards ceremony held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Activity Center.

Fire Chief Les Stephens presided at the special event. Top awards went to:

  • Enginee...
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Fire Department News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 7, 2018

We need your input! - Small Area Plan Program

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Small Area Plan Survey

The purpose of the Small Area Plan Program is to further the Vision San Marcos Comprehensive Plan goal of "ensuring that neighborhoods retain their existing character and follow development and redevelopment patterns desired by ...

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Small Area Plan Survey Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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

“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,&...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Legacy Project

The Legacy Project is a hands-on community planning effort which, this year, was focused on the revitalization of Downtown Frisco. Amanda, Emilio and Craig, all undergrad students at Texas State University, competed against Grad and Doctorate students fro...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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
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

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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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News Flash

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 20, 2018

University to Give Community Update on Spring Lake Dam

Texas State University and the City of San Marcos will provide a community update on the University’s Spring Lake Dam Stabilization Project Monday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

Texas State owns the 16...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Shot in Burglary, Aggravated Robbery

Police are looking for suspects who shot a man during a burglary and aggravated robbery at an apartment in San Marcos early Thursday morning.

At approximately 12:22 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to a shots fired call at the Lodge Apartments, 1975 Aquar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

San Marcos to Go Out of Drought Restrictions Sunday

The City of San Marcos is going out of drought restrictions effective Sunday, Sept. 23 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 ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Launch Fall Warrant Roundup

The San Marcos Municipal Court will offer discounted fees for eligible cases before starting concentrated warrant enforcement Sept. 25.

Defendants with outstanding cases with the court are urged to contact the San Marcos Municipal Court immediately to avoi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Speed Limit Changed to 30 mph on Hopkins, Hunter Road

Drivers are being reminded that the speed limit on Hopkins Street and Hunter Road between Guadalupe Street and Wonder World Drive has been reduced to 30 mph to increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians through this busy urban area.

The stre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Tom Taggart Honored at Symposium; Appointed to Texas811 Board

Executive Director of Public Services Tom Taggart has been honored by two separate organizations in the public utilities sector.

“It’s very fitting for Tom to be honored both locally and nationally for his many years of service, not onl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Community Meeting to be Held Sept. 19 at Activity Center

City Engineers will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Room 2 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, at 6 p.m. to introduce residents to a project that will address flooding along Purgatory Creek from South Mitchell Street to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Hispanic Heritage Month Programs: 

Music, Family, Film, Discussions and an Author Talk!

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

Music

Legends of Tejano Music 

Thursday, Sept. 20

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Hector Salda&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Video Update on CM Allen Project Posted Online

The City of San Marcos has posted a video featuring information about the CM Allen Reconstruction Project online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/CMAllen.

CM Allen Parkway between Hopkins Street and University Drive is closed to traffic and is anticipated to reopen ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

San Marcos Small Area Plan Survey Posted Online

The City of San Marcos is seeking input on a proposed small area plan program and invites community members to take a brief survey to help shape the program. The survey will be available through the month of October and is available online at www.sanmarco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

UPDATE: Flood Watch Issued for San Marcos Friday - Saturday

Weatherguidance, the City’s weather monitoring service, has issued a flood watch effective Friday through Saturday as a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to bring rain to South-Central Texas.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

San Marcos returns to Stage 1 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will return to Stage 1 water restrictions effective Sept. 16 at noon due to generous rains over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Stage 1 drought rules restrict use of sprinklers to one day per week on a designated weekday determine...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

City Council, P&Z to Hold Joint Session Thursday Evening

The San Marcos City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to receive a presentation from the developers of the proposed Lindse...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Call for Artists – Papa John’s Pizza Mural

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is seeking proposals from artists to design and create a mural at the Papa John’s Pizza alley wall, located at 216 E. Hopkins.

The artist stipend for this project is $7,000, and materials for the projec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Forbes Names San Marcos Best Place to Retire in Texas

Forbes has named San Marcos the best city to retire in Texas in the magazine’s 2018 rankings, placing it ahead of San Antonio, the runner up in the list.

The magazine noted San Marcos’ quality of life and positive economic statistics, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Establishes Workforce Housing Task Force

The City of San Marcos has established a Workforce Housing Task Force to assist the San Marcos City Council in developing a comprehensive housing policy to address housing challenges faced by working families in San Marcos.

The first public meeting of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Community Meeting to be Held Sept. 12 at Activity Center

City Engineers will host a second public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Room 1 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, at 6 p.m. to update residents on proposed infrastructure projects under consideration for flood mitigation on the Blanco R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

City, Texas State Collaborate on Bike Share Program

The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are collaborating on a bike share program that will bring affordable, convenient access to bicycles to the community.

The City and University will host a launch event on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 214 E. Hutchis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

September City Hall Calendar

 

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

 

Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., San Antonio Street on south side of the courthouse. Fresh produce, arts and crafts every Saturday downtown.

 

Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

 

Labor Day Holiday,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

City, University Launch Pilot Program with Austin Tenants’ Council

The City of San Marcos and Texas State University announce the launch of a pilot program with the Austin Tenants’ Council (ATC) to assist permanent and student residents with housing discrimination and landlord-tenant disputes.

“Launchi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Library Book Club

Sept. 5 and every first Wednesday of the month

1 - 3 p.m.

This month’s book selection is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. New members are welcome.

Become a Deputy Voter Registrar

Thursday, Sept. 6

12 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Entries Invited for San Marcos Veterans Day Parade

The City of San Marcos is calling for parade entries and nominations for Grand Marshal for the 2018 Veterans Day Parade.

 

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2018 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the City of San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Thrilling Thursdays

Thursdays at 4 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Beginning in September, the library will offer after school programs to elementary school aged children every Thursday at 4 p.m. through the end of the year. Come join us for LEGO Mania, Growi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Dog Park to Close for Renovation Monday, Aug. 27

Dog Park, located at 250 Charles Austin Drive, will close for renovations Monday, Aug. 27.

The Parks and Recreation Department will open a temporary dog park at the corner of C.M. Allen and Cheatham St. on the softball field at Ramon Lucio Park.

This is a t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two States in Homicide Case

Police in Mississippi have arrested a third man accused in the murder of Matthew Jacob Rodriguez, Jr. in San Marcos last week.

Adrian Terrell Rose, (11/11/93) was arrested Monday in Jackson, Miss. in a joint operation involving San Marcos Police, Texas Ran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Rio Vista Pool Switching to Weekend-only Hours Saturday

Rio Vista Pool will begin weekend-only hours this Saturday and will close for the season after Labor Day.

The pool will be open Saturday, Aug. 25; Sunday, Aug. 26; and Saturday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday from 12-6 p.m.

Rio Vista po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Print From Anywhere

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

In a few easy steps, library patrons can print from their computer or mobile device to the printers at the San Marcos Public Library.

Printing costs 10 cents per page for black...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

San Marcos Applies for ‘Bicycle Friendly’ Recognition

The City of San Marcos has applied for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community, a nationally-recognized designation highlighting cities’ efforts to improve conditions for bicycling.

Residents are asked take a survey online at https://www.surv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

City to Hold Community Meetings on Park Master Plan

The City of San Marcos will hold a series of meetings on the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan later this month and into September.

The meeting dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Goodnight Middle School, 1301 SH 12...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

City Again Accepting Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for a fourth round of disaster recovery housing assistance to people who incurred damage to their homes in the 2015 May and October floods and have unmet needs caused by the flooding.

The application period ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide in San Marcos

San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning at a local apartment complex. At 2:24 a.m. emergency personnel were called to the parking lot of Park North Condos on the 1600 block of Aquarena Springs Drive. The co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games Are Back!

The San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games (SNAG) are coming back after taking a short break on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Vista Park.

This old-fashioned, neighborhood-vs-neighborhood field day will feature tug-o-war, corn hole, putt-putt golf, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Arts Commission Now Accepting Grant Applications

The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is now accepting funding applications for projects that promote the arts, tourism and cultural diversity in our community.

The City will host a free grant writing workshop presented by Lisa Westerbeck on Monday, Aug. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Mother Daughter Tea Tickets Now Available

The City of San Marcos and Recreation Department will host its first ever Mother Daughter Tea on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Young ladies ages one year and older, along with their mothers and mother figure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

 

Belinda Moats of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

On-Scene Portion of Fire Investigation Concludes

The San Marcos Fire Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); San Marcos Fire Marshal; San Marcos Police Department; and State Fire Marshal’s Office have completed the on-scene portion of the investigation of the Jul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Portable Meth Lab Prompts Hazmat Call Sunday Afternoon

The San Marcos Fire Department’s Hazmat unit and the Hays County Narcotics Task Force dismantled a portable methamphetamine lab at the abandoned Burger King at 1011 N IH-35 Sunday afternoon.

San Marcos Police were responding to a suspicious perso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Four Victims of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Four of the five victims of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments have been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno. The fifth victim of the fir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Feral Hog Management Program Kicks off in Hays County

Contact: Nick Dornak 

 The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

 (512) 245-6697

FeralHog@txstate.edu

 

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

601 University Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666

Feral Hog Mana...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fifth Body Recovered from Fire; Search Continues

A fifth body has been recovered from the scene of last week’s deadly apartment fire, and recovery efforts will continue until all areas are searched and cleared.

The bodies have been transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Press Conference Scheduled Monday; Resource Center to Open

Investigators will hold a press conference Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to provide an update on the recovery operations and investigation in Friday’s deadly apartment fire.

The City will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Investigators Recover Bodies from Apartment Fire Scene

Fire investigators recovered three bodies Sunday morning from the scene of the fire that caused extensive damage at Iconic Village apartments and Vintage Pads apartments early Friday morning.

Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno declared the victims decea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Dvorak Elected President of International Town and Gown Assn.

Lisa Dvorak, Community Liaison for the City of San Marcos, was elected President of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) at the association’s conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dvorak began her year-long tenure on July 1.

As the largest ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

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 July. The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. For complete course descript...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Beat the Heat: Stay Cool and Healthy

As high temperatures rise to the upper 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees, the City is encouraging residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. In extreme heat or during a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you hea...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Residents Can Sign Up for Zoning Application Notifications

As part of the new San Marcos Development Code (CODE SMTX), the City is encouraging interested residents and property owners to sign up to receive notice of new zoning applications, Comprehensive Plan Map amendment applications, and related neighborhood m...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olymp...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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

The Capital Area Council of Governments deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide in Octobe...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Bike boxes repainted downtown for increased bicycle safety

The bike boxes downtown have recently been repainted to help increase bicyclist safety.

The green areas on N. LBJ at the intersections of Hopkins, Hutchison and University are called “bike boxes” and are designated areas where bicyclist...

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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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