News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

Graphic featuring text information for Transit Community Meetings over a photo of a bus stop

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three follow-up community meetings in an effort to seek public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos communi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 23 through Jan. 29

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

January 23, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us this month in our Passport to Reading challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book with an animal in it. Both fiction and nonfiction books are welcome! Each P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

February Parks & Recreation Programming for Ages 50+

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ Duplicate Bridge 

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project Public Meeting 2/6

Photo of San Marcos Activity Center

The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the City’s proposed project to construct a berm/floodwall structure between River Road and the Blan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brindle dog looking at camera

Buttercup

A very special kitty looking for a special home! Buttercup is a brave girl who has won over all of our hearts. She’s one year old and came to us as a stray. She has been diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes and is likely blind. However,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

Library News

Growing Up Wild

January 16, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally from 2019

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

San Marcos THE BUS routes will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tickets Available for 50+ Valentine’s Celebration

Photo of couple laughing at Golden Sweethearts Ball

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 21st annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. Couples and singles ages 50 and above are invited ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Six Arrested After Foot and Vehicle Pursuit

Johnson, Wilson and Fields

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police.

At approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to December Downtown Shooting

Vincent Favata

At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favata (10/3/1975) in connection with a shooting in downtown San Marcos on December 17, 2019. The shooting injured two people st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black dog outside looking at camera

Marita

Don’t let this girl’s serious glare scare you away, she is one sweet kitty! Marita is a two-year-old calico who recently raised a full litter of kittens. Now that her kittens are old enough to be adopted, she’s ready to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

New City Management Meet & Greet on Jan. 23

Community Meet and Greet Graphic

The public is invited to attend a community meet and greet with new executive staff from the City of San Marcos on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Spring Lake Ballroom at the Embassy Suites, 1001 E. McCarty Ln.

Newly appointed Assistant City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

Photo of employees installing sidewalk

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

Library News

High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Registration

January 9, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Sunset Acres Subdivision Improvements Meeting Jan. 14

Sunset Acres Scope Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff will hold a neighborhood meeting on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision at the Mendez Elementary School cafeteria, 1805 Peter Garza Dr., at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Overnight Double Fatality Rollover Incident on SH-123

San Marcos Police Department Seal

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a rollover incident that occurred near the 1000 block of SH-123 northbound last night and resulted in two fatalities.

At approximately 11:58 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, SMPD was dispatched to the scene of a s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown dog outside looking at camera

Christian Bale

It won’t take long for this sweet boy to win you over! Christian Bale is two years old and loves to play and cuddle. When you approach his kennel, Christian will sweetly reach out and ask for some pets. One minute this boy will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Sights and Sounds Achieves Zero-Waste Status

Graphic showing the Sights and Sounds weights for 2017-2019

For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the 2019 Sights and Sounds of Christmas achieved zero-waste status, meaning that 10 percent or less of all the waste from the event was sent to the landfill.

“A goal like this is not ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 2 through Jan. 8

Library News

Job Search and Résumé Assistance

January 2, 10 a.m.

Applying for work? This program provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on job seeking, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

January City Hall Calendar

City Seal

(Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings.)

 Wednesday, January 1, 2020

            City Holiday – ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Arts Commission Calls for Traffic Control Box Art Designs

Centerpoint Art

The San Marcos Arts Commission is issuing a call for artists to create designs for traffic control boxes along Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos as part of the Traffic Control Box Art Program. Applications are due Friday, Jan.17.

Artists are invited to submit de...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 26 to Dec. 31

Library News

Thank You Card Craft

December 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you get some good presents? Make thank you cards to show your appreciation! For all ages. Supplies provided.

Storytime

December 31, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Grey tabby cat looking at camera

Dustin Hoffman

Such a beautiful boy! Dustin Hoffman is an 11-month-old boy who does well on a leash, knows a few commands and fetches! He is eager to be your very best friend and will sit for you before you even offer the command. Dustin really has it all:...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

Photo of board meeting in City Hall Council Chambers

The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on more than 20 City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2019

UPDATE: Pedestrian Named in Monday's IH-35 Fatality

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department has confirmed contact with the next of kin and released the name of the pedestrian who was pronounced deceased on Monday morning after being struck by multiple vehicles on northbound IH-35.

The victim has been identified as...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Tan dog outside looking at camera

Emma Watson

Any cat that will not only let you put a sweater on her for a photo, but enjoys the attention, is one cool cat! Emma Watson is nine-years-old. Adopting an older pet can be so rewarding, and senior cats can be low maintenance companions. Emma is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

December 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

December’s challenge is to read a book set in a country that fascinates you. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books.

C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

City of San Marcos 50+ Events for January 2020

Robert and Glenda at the 2017 Pickleball Tournament

50+ Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program – Third and Final Leg – Big City Tour – Houston to San Antonio to San Marcos

Kickoff Event - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center

The San Marcos Pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Council Approves Assistant City Manager Appointments, Stapp Named Public Safety Director

Joe Pantalion

The San Marcos City Council approved a recommendation by City Manager Bert Lumbreras to appoint Joe Pantalion and Stephanie Reyes as assistant city managers during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Joe Pantalion

Following an application and interview pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Police Searching for Suspect in Downtown Shooting

San Marcos Police

Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and injuring two people in downtown San Marcos early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to reports of gunshots at approximately 1:10 a.m. near Harper’s located at 139 East Hopkins Str...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

San Marcos Announces New Animal Services Manager

Jeanne Saadi

After a thorough search process, the City of San Marcos is naming Jeanne Saadi the new Animal Services Manager for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Saadi most recently served as the Animal Services Manager for the City of Mesquite, Texas, and has 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Offers Multiple Options for Christmas Tree Recycling

Wooden background with Christmas tree imprint and graphic overlay featuring Christmas tree recycling

The City of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees:

  • Christmas tree drop off: Dec. 26, 2019 through Jan. 10, 2020 at 401 E. Hopkins (Grant Harris parking lot). Trees of all sizes with no ornaments or tinsel will be mulched on si...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Update: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Graphic of text announcing "Boil Water Advisory Lifted" over background water pipe photo

Update: The City of San Marcos Water and Wastewater Utilities has lifted the boil water advisory after the results of a water quality sample taken from the Outlet Malls on Thursday, Dec. 12, demonstrated there was no contamination from the emerge...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and brown dog looking at camera outside

Sweet Thang

This gorgeous cat is a total ham! She’s a four-year-old Domestic Shorthair who will trick you into thinking she’s shy and reserved, but when she trusts you, she’ll purr loudly and happily accept your pets. Give her...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

City Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year

Close up of Christmas Decorations including hearts, pine branch, reindeer, berries, and Christmas tr

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Utility Offices and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday, and W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

Library News

Growing Up Wild

December 12, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Six Suspects Arrested in Overnight Homicide

Hays County Jail Booking Photos of Angelo Quihuiz and John Coronado

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave.

On Monday, Dec. 9 at approximately 11:34 p.m., SMPD officers were dispatched to a discharged firearm call at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Senior Citizen Expo Vendor Booths Still Available

Photo of vendors and attendees from the 2018 Senior Citizen Expo

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Citizen Advisory Board are hosting the Senior Citizen Expo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

This free event wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste This Saturday, Dec. 14

Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at 750 River Road.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Holiday Spirit Abounds in Downtown San Marcos

COSM Mobility Hub

The City of San Marcos invites the public to walk, bike or drive through downtown San Marcos to get in the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year. These are a few of the City-sponsored installations that will be in place over the next month:

Herons ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

Banana Puddin’

This boy is all kitten! Banana Puddin’ is a three-month-old who loves to play with his siblings. He happily greets visitors with a meow and will reach his little paw out of his kennel and ask to play. Although Banana Pudd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

Library News

LEGO Mania

December 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

December 6, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yarn in the Com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

City to Dedicate Mural at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

A man wearing glasses, a camo shirt and plaid jacket stands in front of a brightly colored mural of

The City of San Marcos invites the public to celebrate the dedication of its newest mural on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park, 1000 Prospect Street.

The mural, titled “Wild Rice,” was completed in early...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

December City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk's office for official postings.

Monday, December 2, 2019

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Citizens Utility Advisory Bo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Animal Services Manager Finalists

City Seal

The City of San Marcos invites the public to meet the candidates for the Animal Services Manager search on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle.

Finalists will give brief introductions at 5 p.m. then public will be able to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Exits Closed to Accommodate Traffic on Black Friday

A map of I-35 showing the closed exits

San Marcos first responders will increase their presence and traffic control by the San Marcos Outlet Malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The southbound I-35-Centerpoint Road exit ramp (Exit 200) and the northbound I-35-McCarty Lane exit ramp (Ex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

San Marcos Police to Hold Memorial for Fallen Officer

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department will hold a memorial commemorating the second anniversary of fallen officer Kenneth Copeland on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:45 p.m. in front of the San Marcos Police Station, 2300 SIH-35.

Officer Kenneth Copeland was shot and k...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Blanco Gardens Improvements Meeting Rescheduled 12/4

A map pointing out the location of the Blanco Gardens neighborhood

The City of San Marcos has rescheduled the Blanco Gardens Improvements community meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Wastewater Treatment Plant Meeting Room, 720 River Road. The public is invited to attend.

City engineers and consulta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Implement Clear Bag Policy

A chart showing illustrations of bags permitted and not permitted at the event. The list of bags in

The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival, hosted by the Sights & Sounds Foundation and in partnership with the City of San Marcos, will return to San Marcos Plaza Park and City Park on Dec. 4-7 and 11-14.

Hosting its 33rd year, the festival will s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City’s Risk Management Team Receives Award

Two female members of Human Resources hold an award plaque

The City of San Marcos’ Risk Management Team received a Texas Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Achievement Award during the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 11.

The award recognized the City’s robust safety, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Buns

This sleepy boy has a lot of love to give! Buns is a four-month-old kitten ready to play. If you come to visit Buns, he’ll greet you with a loud meow, and reach out for love. Once he’s tired out from playing, Buns will happily curl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Cemetery to Celebrate Wreaths Across America Day 12/14

Photo of City Cemetery sign

The San Marcos City Cemetery will join nearly 2,000 participating cemeteries as an official location in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day 2019 on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.

The San Marcos City Cemetery plans to place 531 wreaths on the headstones of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Offers Free Mulch to San Marcos Residents

Photo of mulch piles available on Archie St.

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery, Parks and Recreation and Stormwater Management departments have collaborated to bring the free mulch that is usually available during the monthly Brush Drop-Off, to open access locations at Dunbar Park, Archie Str...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Cobb Named President of USA Softball

Headshot of Rodney Cobb

Former Director of Community Services Rodney Cobb has been named the President of USA Softball following the conclusion of the 88th Annual USA Softball Council Meeting in Sparks, Nev. on November 15.

“I never once dreamed when I started playing f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

November 21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

November’s challenge is to read a book that centers on family or food. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books. 

Creation Station

November 21...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

San Marcos Responds to Small Passenger Aircraft Crash

City Seal

San Marcos Fire and Police in conjunction with Hays County and the FAA, are responding to a small passenger aircraft crash that occurred early this morning.

The aircraft took off from the San Marcos Regional Airport at 5:54 a.m. and lost contact with air t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Four San Marcos City Planners Certified by APA

Photo of Parrish, Carpenter, Villalobos, Johnson sitting on a bench outside

The City of San Marcos Planning & Development Services department is pleased to announce that Andrea Villalobos, Matthew Johnson, Tory Carpenter and Will Parrish have obtained their American Institute of Certified Planners Certifications from the Amer...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with Thursday and Friday garbage c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

SMEU Celebrates Lineworker Graduation

Photo of Longoria and Koehlers standing in lot of SMEU in front of utility vehicles

Two City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Lineworkers, Alonzo (AJ) Longoria and Darin Koehler, have completed the Northwest Lineman College Lineworker Training Program.

The Lineworker Training Program consists of 40 tests taken over four years, totali...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Vivien Leigh

This spunky girl can be a little timid at first, but has a lot of personality that is ready to shine through! Vivien Leigh is four-months-old and is cautious to play, but warms up quickly when you scratch behind her ears. Vivien will do great ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

UPDATE: SMPD Releases Names of Accident Fatalities

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department have confirmed contact with the next of kin and released the names of the two fatalities from the Nov. 14 accident on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen).

Orlando Valdez (08/13/1990), of Corpus Christi, wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a major collision that occurred on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen) early this morning and resulted in two fatalities.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, San Marcos Police, Fire, a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

Library News

Growing Up Wild

November 14, 10  a.m. and 4  p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

UPDATE: Tonight’s Blanco Gardens Meeting Postponed

Aerial photo of Historic Hays Courthouse with graphic layer stating "Blanco Gardens Meeting Commu

Due to the weather forecast this evening, the City of San Marcos is postponing tonight’s Blanco Gardens Drainage Improvements Community Meeting. New meeting information will be released as soon as it’s available.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Lighting and Shop Small Nov. 30

Aerial photo taken of Historic Hays County Courthouse with holiday lighting installed

The public is invited to celebrate the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony and Shop Small Saturday on November 30 at the Downtown Square in San Marcos. 

Visitors are invited downtown to enjoy Shop Small Saturday throughout the morning and afternoon at ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Kick Off the Holiday Season with SMPD’s Blue Santa

Photo of two women sitting on the ground wrapping gifts for the annual SMPD Blue Santa event.

The San Marcos Police Department and the San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association are now accepting toy donations and gift-wrapping volunteers for the 2019 Blue Santa Program. Gift wrapping will take place between Nov. 19 and Dec. 10.

Establish...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mobility Hub Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Nov. 18

Photo from alley/street angle of Mobility Hub, featuring parking spots, a grassy area, picnic tables

The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Main Street are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Downtown Mobility Hub on Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at 214 E. Hutchison. The public is invited to attend.

The Mobility Hub was first envisioned in 2017 by a Mobility ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

Photo of a City commission meeting in City Hall Chambers

The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on more than 20 City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Orange cat laying head on volunteer

Rosco Jenkins

Rosco will make the perfect companion for some lucky family. This happy-go-lucky five-year-old boy is housetrained and well-behaved indoors! He would love to keep you company whether you’re relaxing on the couch or going for a long ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Blanco Gardens Improvements Community Meeting Nov. 12

Blanco Gardens Neighborhood

The City of San Marcos will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Wastewater Treatment Plant Meeting Room, 720 River Road. The public is invited to attend.

City engineers and consultants will share project information abo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Hires Hardwick for Economic Development Role

Scott Hardwick Headshot

City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce that Scott Hardwick has been hired to fill the City’s Economic and Business Development Manager position. Hardwick is currently a Senior Business Advisor with the University of Texas San Antonio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Baker Elected, Gonzales Reelected to City Council

City Seal

Maxfield Baker has been elected to Council Place 1 in the Nov. 5 election, and Saul Gonzales is reelected to Council Place 2.

City Council Election Results 

City Council Place 1: Maxfield Baker 1,922 Votes (50.43%); Mark Gleason 1,889 Votes (49.57%)...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

Library News

LEGO Mania

November 7, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

November 8, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Baby Storytime

N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

City Offices Closed Nov. 11 in Honor of Veterans Day

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. City Parks and the Convention and Visitor Bureau will be open during r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

November City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Saturday, November 2, 2019

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.

Arbor Day Celebration – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Dri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Krissy

This kitty may be a little shy and timid, but she’s completely full of love! Krissy is a two-year-old tabby who will follow you anywhere if you have a treat on hand. She loves pets and scratches, especially if you get right behind her ears...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Navy Veteran Richard Zeni to Lead Nov. 9 Parade

Front Row: Jude Prather, Grand Marshal Richard Zeni, Miles Nelson, Michael Hernandez Back Row: Mayor

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Zeni has been appointed as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Veterans Day Parade, which will take place on Nov. 9 in downtown San Marcos.

Zeni served from March 1943 to July 1984, including tours in World War II, the Viet...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

Library News

Storytime

November 1, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yarn in the Community

November 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The library invites all fiber folks to enjoy sewing, knitting, or crocheting in go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Airport Master Plan Open House Slated for Nov. 18

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On Monday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., the San Marcos Regional Airport will host an Open House to introduce the new Airport Master Plan to the public.

Exhibits and maps of the working plans will be on display. The planning firm, Garver, will be on-hand to an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Reorganization Announced for Community Services Operations

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City Manager Bert Lumbreras is pleased to announce the new Directors and Assistant Director for the Parks and Recreation and General Services Departments as a result of a recent reorganization of the City’s Community Services Operations.

“Following the ret...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Biannual City Cemetery Cleanup Starts Nov. 4

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and cemetery staff will embark on their biannual cleanup of the City Cemetery from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8.

All items not in compliance cemetery regulations will be removed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City & Texas State Coordinate Leaf Collection for Compost

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery program and Texas State University’s Bobcat Blend Composting are collecting leaves to recycle into compost from Oct. 24 to Nov. 15 at the parking lot of the Grant Harris Building at 401 E. Hopkins.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

City to Give Away 300 Trees at Arbor Day Celebration

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a free, family-friendly Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive.

Throughout the morning, attendees are invited to explore booths, enjoy interactive acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Parker Accepts City Manager Position in Seguin

Steve Parker

After 16 years of dedicated service in San Marcos, Assistant City Manager Steve Parker has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Seguin.

“When you have exceptional people on your executive team, it’s rewarding and bitte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Allen and Alejandro

Allen and Alejandro are lucky to have each other! Even though they can be a tiny bit timid, these brothers have a ball playing together. It’s unclear which brother taught the other to reach his little paw out to ask for attent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

2019-2020 Holiday Camp Registration Opens Nov. 1

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The holiday break is right around the corner and the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to register their children for Holiday Camp. Holiday Camp will be held Dec. 30, 2019, and January 2, 3, and 6, 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

San Marcos Main Street Hosts Trick-or-Treat Fun

Halloween Invitation for Main Street's Trick or Treat in Downtown San Marcos

The City of San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting a free “Trick-or-Treat” event for families on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. in downtown San Marcos.

Participating businesses will hand out candy to kids and offer Halloween-the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

City to Host Town Hall on Mitigation Grant Oct. 29

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a Mitigation Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, in order to gain public input on the City’s action plan for a $24 million Housing and Urban De...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Texas State Conducts Science Outreach in Local Parks

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas State University Department of Psychology are excited to share information on a new, ongoing partnership for child development research called Science in the Parks. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

San Marcos Joins Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”

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The City of San Marcos joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country in recognition of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the valu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

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 Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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

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

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