Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Announces Changes to Streamline Council Meetings Beginning Dec. 5

Following their Governance Session on Nov. 9, City Council and City Manager Bert Lumbreras are announcing upcoming adjustments to streamline City Council meeting formats and create productive work sessions.

Upcoming City Council Meeting format changes begi...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

San Marcos first responders will step up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The southbound IH 35-Centerpoint Road exit ramp and the northbound IH 35-McCarty Lane exit ramp will be closed from Thur...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

San Marcos Public Library News

Join the San Marcos Public Library for another special after-hours library concert with renowned classical artists Indradeep Ghosh on violin and Gourisankar on tabla. Classical music of India will fill the library with the sounds of India’s olde...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

City of San Marcos offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with Thursday and Friday garbage collection postponed for a day.

San Marcos Municipal Court, located at the Hays County Government Center at 712...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Derk

If Derk seems familiar, it’s because he’s a returning resident! Derk is back with us and still looking for his forever home. Derk is a fun-loving, high-energy, sweet and playful 2-year-old cattle dog mix. Derk abso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Discovery Center Holds Liquidation Plant Sale Saturday

Come to the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for a great selection of native plants for your garden. This will be their final sale until April 14 2018, and all plants will be sold at a discounted rate. Admiss...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Main Street Celebrates Local Businesses at Love Downtown Awards

The San Marcos Main Street Program will host a special awards ceremony celebrating local businesses at the Love Downtown Awards on November 17, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio Street in downtown San Marcos.

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

No Charges Filed in Ellis Death, Investigation Ongoing

At about 11:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, SMPD received a call at 1651 Post Rd (Millennium Apartments) in reference to a subject who was not breathing. EMS and officers arrived and found Matthew McKinley Ellis (DOB 08/31/1997) unresponsive, and he was declared...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

November City Hall Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth, noon, San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins

Application Workshop for CDBG-DR Housing Programs, 6 to 8 p.m., San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins

Parks and Rec Adv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Investigation of University Student Death Underway

San Marcos Police are investigating the death of a Texas State University student at the Millennium Apartments.

At about 11:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, SMPD received a call at 1651 Post Rd (Millennium Apartments) in reference to a subject who was not breathin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Main Street’s Annual Wine & Wassail Tickets on Sale

The fifth annual Wine and Wassail Walk, hosted by the San Marcos Main Street Program will take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.smtxwinewalk.com.

Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hays County Histor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Autumn Party in Your Park Scheduled for Nov. 17

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth installment of the 2017 Party in Your Park series on Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Originally scheduled for Veterans Park, this event has been relocated to Mill Street Park, 215 Mill Stre...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Election Results

View the Nov. 7, 2017 election results at www.sanmarcostx.gov/elections.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Youth Activity Scholarships Available for City Rec Programs

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for recreation program scholarships for low to moderate income San Marcos children.

The scholarship pays 50% of the registration fees, or up to $150 per child, for any of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Stalking Investigation Leads to Vehicle Pursuit, Injuries

A San Marcos man led San Marcos police on a vehicle pursuit and crashed his car in New Braunfels Monday morning.

A woman called police just after 9:30 a.m. and told them that Macleen William Trainor (DOB 11/13/1989) was stalking her daughter and that he wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

SMFD Captains Graduate Texas Fire Chief Academy

Two San Marcos Fire Department captains have graduated the Texas Fire Chief Academy, and three battalion chiefs have earned Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Certifications.

 

Fire Chief Academy

 

Captains Justin Calhoun and Tory Turner c...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

City Seeks Public Input on New Public Art Installations

The public is invited to evaluate proposals from four artists for two new public art installations Monday, Nov. 13 from 3-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, with a chance to meet the artists and discuss their designs beginning at 5 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

San Marcos Veterans Day Parade Set for Nov. 11

City offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

On Saturday, Nov. 11 the City of San Marcos will host the 2017 Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. The theme of the parade is Honoring All Who Served.

A free biscuit and gr...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive Kicks Off

The San Marcos Police Department is kicking off its annual Blue Santa toy drive and is now accepting monetary donations and new unwrapped toys through Dec. 14, 2017.

Monetary donations and toys may be delivered to the San Marcos Police Department, 2300 S I...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Resource Recovery Division Wins Statewide Award

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery division won the 2017 Texas Environmental Leadership Award for Outstanding Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program at the 2017 State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Annual Conference on Oct. 25.

The Texa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

November 2017 Downtown Business of the Month

For the month of November, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Twice Blessed Consignment Shop for their longevity as a Downtown business and their contributions to the local community.

Twice Blessed is a non-profit o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

City's Statement on Hate Flyers on Texas State University Grounds

The City joins Texas State University in condemnation of the despicable display of hate voiced through the banner found at the Albert B. Alkek Library on campus. “These sickening acts aimed at intimidating vulnerable communities are exactly why ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Rollover Claims Life, Injures 2 Juveniles Sunday

A single-vehicle collision killed one San Marcos High School student and injured two others Sunday afternoon on IH-35.

The driver of the vehicle, a 1996 Ford Explorer, lost control and rolled several times after striking the center barrier near the 206 sou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Arborists Conducting Tree Maintenance Downtown this Week

A local tree care company will perform maintenance on downtown trees this week and remove one that is diseased and poses a public safety concern.

Bartlett Tree Experts will prune the trees and use an air spade to perform root flare excavations. Some parkin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 8

The public is invited to a town hall meeting to discuss updates to the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 - 7:45 p.m. The meeting will allow residents to learn, provi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

City to Dedicate Newest Murals on Monday and Tuesday

The City of San Marcos will dedicate two of the newest mural projects on Monday, Oct.30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The dedication of the Rio Vista Mural, created by local artist Buddy Pajak, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. Titled “The Lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Manager Announces Emergency Management Hire

City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce the hire of Rachel Ingle as Emergency Management/Homeland Security Manager, effective November 6, 2017.

Ms. Ingle has served as the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Planner at the Texas Departmen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

November Party in Your Park Location Change

The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth and final Party in Your Park event of 2017 on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at Mill Street Park, 215 Mill Street. November’s event was previously scheduled to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Warns of Scammers, Unlicensed Solicitors

The San Marcos Police Department has received several complaints about phone scammers and unlicensed door-to-door solicitors and is asking the public to report suspicious activity.

Phone scammers

Several types of phone scams have been attempted in recent we...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2017

City to Give Away Free Trees in Celebration of Arbor Day

In celebration of Texas Arbor Day, the City of San Marcos Electric Utility will give away free trees to San Marcos electric utility customers on Friday, Nov. 3.

The trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the San Marcos Library, lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

San Marcos Fire Department to Dedicate New Fire Engine

The San Marcos Fire Department will celebrate the delivery of a new fire engine Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. with a “pushing-in” ceremony at Fire Station #4, 404 Broadway Street. The public is invited to attend.

The 32.5 foot 2017 Spart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Animal Shelter Offers $20 Cat Adoptions in November

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter continues its annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign with “Thankful Cats” featuring $20 cat adoptions Nov. 1- 30.

Each adoption includes the pet’s spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, de-worm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Hold Special Meetings on Playscape, Master Plan

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting regarding the Children’s Park and Playscape project on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23

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

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

Registered voters will need to bring ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Celebrate Fall with Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

San Marcos Main Street to Host Trick or Treat Downtown

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Women’s Hall of Fame Next Thursday

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

The reception will honor women who have...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Volunteers Pick up Thousands of Pounds of Trash

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Home Share Applications Available on City Website

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Community Clean Up Saturday – 750 River Road

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

On Saturday, in addition to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2017

San Marcos Named Top Retirement Destination

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

City Manager Names Interim Communications Director

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Main Street Calls for ‘Love Downtown’ Award Nominations

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

CAPCOG launches Text to 9-1-1 region wide

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2017

San Marcos Police Warning of Door-to-Door Scammers

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

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

To register or for more in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

San Marcos Fire Dept. to Host Annual Open House

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to Begin Neighborhood Resurfacing Projects

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Communications Antenna Installation Begins at Water Tank Site

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Sixth Annual SMAart Awards Set for Oct. 5

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

El Conda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

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

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