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Posted on: April 22, 2019

San Marcos Police Respond to Two Traffic Incidents

High-Speed Chase Leads Police to San AntonioPolice Searching for Driver Who Fled on Foot After a 120 mph Pursuit

Police are searching for John Albert Barron (07/18/1988) who according to officer reports led them on a high-speed chase from San Marcos to San...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week: Mia

A sunny windowsill or a warm lap is all Mia needs to be happy! She is a seven-year-old girl who loves a quiet room and gentle pets. Slide her a treat and you’ll quickly have all her attention and trust! Mia is already litter ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

San Marcos Municipal Court Closed Friday

The San Marcos Municipal Court will be closed Friday, April 19, for Good Friday, and will reopen at its regular time on Monday, April 23. All other city offices and facilities will operate as usual.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Robotic Cameras Being Used to Inspect Wastewater Lines

San Marcos wastewater crews will be inspecting downtown wastewater line conditions with robotic cameras. The inspection process began April 5 and is expected to be complete in June.

Crews are utilizing CCTV cameras to traverse 28,000 feet of pipelines. Us...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Senior News

l 50+ Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program – First Leg – Big City Tour

Kickoff Event - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival Scheduled for April 18

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to participate the family-friendly Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 18, held from 6-9 pm at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

The event will feature carn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City to Host ‘The Business-minded Artist’ Workshop May 2

Ryan Runcie will share his experience and business advice for fellow artists at a workshop May 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 2, 501 E. Hopkins.

The Business-minded Artist workshop will explore topics such as setting goals, earni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

 Youth Program Let’s Move!

Thursday, April 18

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Get your body moving with stretches, music, and cooperative play! Ages 5-10.

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, April 20

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Shakespeare’...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Crews Scheduled to Resurface Neighborhood Streets

The City of San Marcos will have construction crews in area neighborhoods starting Monday, April 15 to resurface city streets.

The slurry seal contractor, Viking Construction, will begin their street repair work next week for the El Camino Real, Blanco Vis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Candice

If you’re looking for a cat who will give you all the love, meet Candice. Candice is a one-year-old domestic short hair, who has already had a litter of kittens! She adores attention and will politely ask for a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Downtown San Marcos Receives Makeover Thanks to LCRA

As part of their 5th annual Steps Forward Day, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) helped to beautify Downtown San Marcos on Friday, Apr. 5, by providing the volunteers and funding to landscape flowerbeds and remove over 100 unwanted stickers and gr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Posey Road Bridge Reconfiguration Begins Friday

Starting Friday, the Posey Road Bridge will be closed to traffic as construction crews work to reconstruct and reconfigure the I-35 at Posey Road interchange for safety and mobility.

Construction is expected to cost $31.8 million. Project development was ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Murder Warrant Issued for Shooter at Uptown Square Apartments

San Marcos Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for murder for An-drew Stephen Jones (03/27/1996) of San Marcos for a shooting that occurred Friday, Apr. 5 at Uptown Square Apartments, 1354 Thorpe Ln.

 

On Friday evening at approximate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Police: Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Partygoer

On April 3, 2019 at approximately 5:05 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) arrested and charged Keyshaun Maurice Brown (4/04/2000) with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

Keyshaun Maurice Brown

On Saturday, March 30, at approximat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Wednesday For Rail Work

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 am to 6 pm for a rail line replacement.

Traffic in the area will be detoured to Aquarena Springs Drive. Motorists are advised...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Lettuce

Lettuce is a beautiful two-year-old tortoiseshell girl! She came into our shelter unsocial and was posted as a “barn cat,” but has since warmed up and now loves to cuddle and make biscuits. Lettuce wou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Discovery Center Holds First Sustainability Fair with Spring Plant Sale

The San Marcos Discovery Center will hold the first Sustainability Fair in partnership with the biannual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 6,430 Riverside Dr, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

The Sustainability Fair will showcase 19 organizations that enhance s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Reaching Outside City Limits for Feedback

The San Marcos Regional Animals Shelter (SMRAS) will host its second public meeting in Kyle on Wednesday, April 3 in regards to the shelter’s plan to achieve a 90 percent live outcome rate.

In December, San Marcos City Council directed staff to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs

Residents can now register for the annual Summer Fun and Discovery Camp programs. Registration for children can be done in person at the Grant Harris Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins. Registration for non-residents opens April 22.

Summer Fun

Summer Fun is a fiv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is now accepting nominations for the Rogers Family Tourism Awards. 

There are two awards open for nomination: The Rogers Family Tourism Award and Rogers Family Tourism Lifetime Achievement Awa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Theodore

Four-year-old Theodore is a ball of love! This boy wants nothing more than your attention, and he’ll ask for it with a loud meow! He is very gentle, loves to play and loves to snuggle up next to you and purr th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2019

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 April 1 - 12, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery.

Witnesses informed police that the store was robbed at gunpoint by a Hispanic male wearing a dark hood...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Sunday For Rail Work

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close the intersection of Uhland Rd. and Post Rd. on Sunday, Mar. 24, from 8 am to 6 pm for a rail line replacement.

Traffic in the area will be detoured to Aquarena Springs Drive. Motorists are advised to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Bagheera

Meet a staff favorite! Bagheera is a two-year-old domestic short hair who is extremely outgoing. He’s a sweet boy who loves pets, treats and toys. Bagheera is very personable and friendly with all of our staff,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Postponed to June 7

The You(th) Can Do It! pageant, originally scheduled for March 29, has been postponed to June 7. The new date will allow the event to be held in conjunction with the Miss Beautiful SMTX pageant. 

Entry forms will continue to be accepted through Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

The City of San Marcos is seeking to fill 19 positions on the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee with dedicated volunteers from throughout the community in the following positions:

  • Two Representatives from Texas State University
  • Two Representatives from t...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2019

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

Online registration is open for the San Marcos Youth Commission’s “Live Your Best Life” Leadership Conference, Saturday, April 6, 8:45 am to 2 pm, at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Participants will learn about topics such as...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He’s a sweet boy who loves to be scratches behind the ears and plenty of pampering! He can be a little nervous around other cat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Emergency Management Coordinator Elected to EMAT Board

                  Rachel Ingle

San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, Rachel Ingle is the newest elected member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Management As...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Mother and Son Bowling Night Set for May 9

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation department is hosting its third annual Mother & Son Bowling Night on Thursday, May 9 at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 TX-123. This event is for children ages two and older and their mother, mother-figure, aunt,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Spring Break and Other Upcoming Library Events

Spring Break Library Events

Monday, March 18

Scratch & Snap Coding

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Registration required.

Code Ninjas bring hands-on projects which teach the principles of coding in a fun way. For ages 7-14.

Tuesday, March 19

Storytime 10 &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Draft Housing Study Presented at Task Force Meeting

The City will hold its third Workforce Housing Task Force meeting on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 298 Jowers Dr.

The Task Force is comprised of 19 community leaders charged with assisting the San Marcos City Counci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

International Women’s Day:

“A Room of One’s Own” Art Show

Friday, March 8

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, you are invited to join local artist and poet, Debangana Banerjee, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Registration Deadline March 15

The deadline for the You(th) Can Do It! pageant is just over a week away on Friday, Mar. 15. The pageant will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, on March 29 at 7 p.m. The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Indigo

How could you say no to those eyes?! Indigo is a beautiful two-year-old domestic short hair. Indigo came to our shelter a little timid, but is warming up, and as she gets more comfortable in her environment, her fantastic ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Two Arrested for DWI, Intoxication Assault on Peace Officer

Two individuals have been arrested on intoxication-related charges early this morning in downtown San Marcos after a routine traffic stop ended in an auto-pedestrian crash involving two members of the San Marcos Police Department.   

On W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Rescheduled for May 23

The 2019 Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by the Friends of the San Marcos Public Library, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 23, 7 pm, at Aquabrew, located at 150 S. LBJ Dr.

There are still team slots available for those who wish to participate, and the dead...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Man Arrested for Sexual Assault, Police Seek Additional Victims

Point of Clarification: No portion of the original press release was intended to characterize the exact circumstances surrounding how the victim left the downtown area to later find herself in McFarland’s home. At this early stage of the investi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Cruiser

If you’re looking for a lap cat, Cruiser is your man! Cruiser is a four-year-old orange tabby who loves treats and scratches behind the ears. Cruiser wants to be the center of your attention, and can be a little...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Rio Vista Falls Repairs Needed Following Flood Damage

Damage caused by past flooding, including the 2015 floods, is forcing the City of San Marcos to make emergency repairs to Rio Vista Dam and Falls. Rio Vista Falls is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists. As the weather warms up, the parks depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Police Investigating First Traffic Fatality of 2019

On February 28, 2019 at approximately 2:22 a.m., San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a fatal traffic collision in the 300 block of Staples Road.

At the scene, police found that a black Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Armando Puentes (1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Releases SMART Terminal Details and FAQ

The City of San Marcos has released details and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming council agenda item San Marcos Air and Rail Truck (SMART) Terminal.

The document can be accessed at http://sanmarcostx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12100/SMART-TERMINA...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Kick Off Meeting for the Travis Street Project on Tuesday

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department will host a community meeting to kick off the Travis Street construction project designed to alleviate local drainage issues in the Heritage Neighborhood area.  The meeting wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Arrest Warrant Issued for SMCISD Teacher Accused of Having a Sexual Relationship with a Student

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 6:25 p.m., a San Marcos police officer was dispatched to San Marcos High School for a report of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student, a second-degree felony.

The officer was advised by the athleti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Main Street Names Tantra Coffeehouse Business of the Month

The San Marcos Main Street Program has named Tantra Coffeehouse February’s Downtown Business of the Month for their investment in the downtown community, curb appeal and unique customer experience.

Since opening in 2007, Tantra has transformed th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Best Friends For Life Program Set to Begin February 25

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Texas State University to continue its inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For Life (BFFL). The program is free and open to youth, ages 2-13, of all ability levels. BFFL will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

New Vehicle Information Available on Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is still seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Multiple videos provided by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

San Marcos Linemen Complete Four-Year Certification

Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online remote education course that requires undergoing 906 hours of training and passing 40 written tests.

Linem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Electric Bikes Added to Bike Share Fleet

VeoRide is bringing 150 e-bikes to the City of San Marcos and Texas State University this month, expanding the bike share program that launched last September.

Beginning February 22, the City and University will host multiple events both on campus and aro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Extends Registration Deadline

Registration for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm, has been extended until February 28.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spell...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Join Warrant Roundup

San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s Office are joining law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning February 19, with increased enforcement the entire month of March.

The San Marcos Municipal Court of Record has a wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

SMRAS Releases Data from Animal Cruelty Seizure Case

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November’s large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total, the shelter took in 176 animals from The Leisure Cat (TLC) Animal Rescue that were living in br...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 11:23 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Hilltop Dr for a report of shots fired with one person shot in the head. 

Witnesses advised that the victim, Brihana Landrum (05/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with Murder

The San Marcos Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the murder of Aaron Peterman earlier this week.

Martin Garcia Jr (01/29/96) of Austin and James Lee Zapata Jr. (05/11/99) of Kyle were arrested on Friday evening in Austin. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Homicide-Robbery

San Marcos Police are investigating a suspicious death at a local apartment complex that was discovered yesterday morning. They are treating this investigation as a robbery-homicide.

At 7:24am on Wednesday, February 13, the San Marcos Police Department re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Sessom Drive Waterline Repair Update

Lane changes on Sessom Drive between Aquarena Springs to Ed JL Green have gone into effect as the waterline repair work along Sessom Drive continues.

Lanes are restriped and traffic controls will shift the traffic to the south (university) side of the roa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos to Participate in Great Texas River Clean Up

The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle and the Texas River Protection Association are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 2 from 9am to 1pm that will clean all 90 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday trash and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and Texas State University.

Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Main Street to Host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon Feb. 15

The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting the Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum located on 400 E. Hopkins St.

The public is invited to get comfortable in period furniture, take in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Calls for Artists

The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing calls for artists for two mural projects this spring.

Conoco Fast Stop Stores # 6

The Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural, with inpu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Police Seek Info on Saturday Night Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Pedro Ybarra, a 54 year old fathe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Friends of the Library Host 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Registration is now open for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Swarm of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Handsome Dan

Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Handsome Dan is your man! This one-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with love and affection.

He’ll follow you and wind around your ankles. H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Feb 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Riv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Police Arrest Man Wanted for Injury to a Child

The San Marcos Police Department has reported that Richard Blythe (dob 6.19.1999) was arrested in Killeen on Monday, February 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and is now in custody for charges of injury to a child/serious bodily injury.

An arrest war...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Tickets Still Available for Golden Sweetheart’s Ball

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, Februa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Ricky Ricardo

This boy is all about the cuddles! Ricky Ricardo is a four-year-old domestic short hair. He may be a little nervous in new environments, but once he is comfortable, he will happily lay in your lap or find a good win...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Accepting Final Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of disaster recovery housing assistance for the original $33,794,000 awarded through a Community Development Block Grant. Applicants must have incurred damage to their homes in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Public Invited to My Historic SMTX Open House

Residents will have a second opportunity to provide input regarding the My Historic SMTX project on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 West MLK Drive. 

The City of San Marcos Planning & Develop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Public Library News

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the San Marcos Public Library are co-sponsoring a free income tax assistance program at the library from February 2 to April 15 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mondays from 3 pm- 6 pm.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Annabelle

A little shy, a little reserved, but with a whole lot of love to give, Annabelle is searching for the perfect family that understands her. It takes a little bit of patience, but once Annabelle trusts you, she becomes a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

GRA Trail Riders Visit Downtown on their way to Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Marcos Main Street Program will host the Greater Randolph Area (GRA) Trail Riders on Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their annual stop in Downtown San Marcos as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 

The inside lanes ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Seeks Applicants for youth Program Funding

The City of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area during the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. 

Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by n...

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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: 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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