News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2018

Public Invited to Small Area Plan Open House

The City of San Marcos Planning & Development Services Department will hold an open house introducing the City’s Small Area Plan Program Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio Street.

The op...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Cardinal Frame & Art wins Downtown Business of the Month

The San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to award Cardinal Frame and Art as a recipient of the October 2018 Business of the Month for their dedication and positive influence within the downtown community.

Cardinal Frame and Art first opened their doors ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Guadalupe St. Improvements Project Featured at Open House

Texas Department of Transportation representatives and City staff will host a come-and-go open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hays County Courthouse Rotunda on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The event will introduce proposed improvements for Guadalupe Street fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Woman Killed in Collision with Tractor-Trailer

A San Marcos woman died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on IH-35 Thursday night.

San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident in the northbound lanes of IH-35 at the Hwy 123 exit at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Arriving units found that a b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Friends of the Library Booksale

October 19, 20, & 21

City Hall Rec Hall

Contact: San Marcos Public Library / 512.393.8200

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will hold their Fall Booksale at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2018

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week: Titan

Titan is always the life of the party. This 6-month-old kitten has a ton of playful energy and loves to zoom around the room at top speed. After tiring himself out with his toys, he enjoys cuddles and pets. But soon after, it&rsq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Applications for Disaster Recovery Funds Still Being Accepted

The City of San Marcos is still accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds for people affected by the 2015 floods and is in the process of reconstructing homes damaged in those historic flooding events...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

San Marcos Has Talent! Auditions to be Held Oct. 16

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and a student group in the Advanced Programming class from Texas State University will host the first ever community-wide talent show, San Marcos Has Talent!, on Thursday, Nov. 8. The event w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Fall Master Composter Classes Begin Oct. 15

Registration is open for the Fall Master Composter Program, with class sessions beginning Monday, Oct. 15 at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive and continuing throughout the month.

The City of San Marcos and Bobcat Blend, a student-run co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Filing to Amend CCN for Wastewater Services

The City of San Marcos has filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission to amend its wastewater service area.

The City’s proposed amendment to its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) includes an area located approximately ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Guardian Angel Sponsors Next 100 Pet Adoptions

An anonymous “Guardian Angel” has sponsored the next 100 pet adoptions from the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

“We cannot thank a donor like this enough,” said Animal Shelter Supervisor Erin McCann. “W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

San Marcos Police Search for Carjacking Suspects

San Marcos Police are looking for suspects in an attempted carjacking Monday and a carjacking late last month that investigators believe are related.

Oct. 1 attempted armed robbery

Around 11:52 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 a female victim was driving home to her ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery Oct. 15-26, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

San Marcos Police Department to Hold Entrance Exam

The San Marcos Police Department will hold an entrance exam Saturday, Oct. 20 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins at 8:30 a.m.

Information on the hiring process, minimum requirements, and a link to the registration application are posted onli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Math Homework Help

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

Need math homework help? Mathematics tutors are available, free of charge at the San Marcos Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

SMFD Kicks off Fire Prevention Week Activities with Open House

The San Marcos Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” to educate the public about basic but essent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

7th Annual SMarts Awards Presentation Set for Oct. 11

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 from 6-7:30 p.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

San Marcos Parks and Recreation, in association with the Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos, is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area beginning in October.

The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Passengers Can Now Use Smart Devices to Pay for Bus Passes

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, THE BUS in San Marcos and Go Geo riders in the City of Georgetown can now use their smart devices to purchase bus passes.

Hopthru is a San Francisco-based mobile ticketing platform for public transit agencies. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Work to Begin on Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

The City has contracted with Santa Clara Construction of Austin to replace approximately 6,300 feet of existing sanitary sewer mains located in various locations in the city that are either fully or partially within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

Const...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

CAPCOG Upgrading Regional Notification System

AUSTIN, TEXAS –  The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is upgrading the regional notification system that powers WarnCentralTexas.org to bring residents emergency and public safety warnings they need to protect their families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Don’t Forget the Down-Ticket Candidates this Election

The City of San Marcos is reminding voters not to forget the “down-ticket” candidates when they vote in the Nov. 6 election.

Local elections, including Mayor and City Council races, are non-partisan and candidates will not be automatica...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Texercise is Coming to San Marcos in October

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is bringing Texercise to San Marcos for those aged 50 and above in October.

Texercise Select is a free, 10-week evidence-based program that is conducted by a trained facilitator. Participants will meet at the San Marcos Acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Marketing Awards

The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau received two Idea Fair awards from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus during TACVB’s Annual Conference in Sugar Land this August.

The SMCVB won a People’s Choice Award ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Hill Country Trees

Thursday, Sept. 27

6 - 7 p.m.

 

Hays County Master Gardener Delbert Bassett will present an interactive lecture at the San Marcos Public Library on the predominate trees in Hays County: the oak tree varieties and ashe juniper, comm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Gearing up for National Night Out

San Marcos residents are invited to participate in the 2018 National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 2, by visiting with neighbors, police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and City officials to advance crime prevention in the community.

 

R...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

Funding to support recovery in hard-hit areas of Florida, West Virginia, Texas, and the Carolinas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (...

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