News Flash

Posted on: July 17, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Now Enrolling!

Citizens Fire Academy San Marcos Fire Dept Logo

Want to learn more about what the Fire Department provides to make you and your community safe?  Do you want to increase your awareness about fire and life safety and promote a positive image of the department to the community?  If so, t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Donate Fans at Fire Stations

2017 Fan Drive logo

The San Marcos Fire Department is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The Fire Department will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle;  Downtown Stat...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

Group Ol Betsy 2018

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Sunshine Kids Camp

Sunshine Camp

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

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

Kistner Kelly 2018

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Backpacks Donated to SMFD

CFAAA Donating Backpacks Resized

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Oath of Service for New Firefighters

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

CIVIC Award Winners

CIVIC Award Cropped

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Fundraiser Basketball Game

Schertz Basketball Game

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

Sam's Club Donation Group Pic 2018

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Junior Fire Academy Summer Camp -BOTH SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL

Jr Fire Academy Flyer 2018

The camp is from 8am – 2pm.  The program is open to boys and girls, ages 8 - 11. Drop off is available starting at 7:30am and pick up no later than 3pm.  This will be a great opportunity to interact with your local fire department and en...

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Registration Information Fire Department News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

SMFD Gets Fired Up About Reading

FF Dallimore reading to children.

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

100 Club Good Friday Fundraiser Success

100 Club Bells and Whistles Poster 2018

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

1st Annual Kenneth Copeland Fitness Challenge

Copeland Challenge Team

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Firefighters, City Staff, and Civilians Honored by Fire Department

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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

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

  • Enginee...
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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2018

Press Conference Scheduled Monday; Resource Center to Open

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Investigators Recover Bodies from Apartment Fire Scene

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 5 - Shelter Operations Complete; Assistance Center Open Saturday

Update: 6:30 p.m.

Shelter operations at the San Marcos Activity Center are complete as no displaced residents requested overnight shelter, and the Activity Center will open tomorrow for normal operations at 10 a.m. Fire and emergency personnel are still on...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 4 - River to Reopen at 5 p.m.; Residents Asked to Check In

Residents of the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads Apartments who stayed there last night and have not checked in with the City are being asked to call the information hotline at 512.754.2291.

All buildings at Iconic Village and building L at Vintage Pads ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 3 - One Injured Critically, 5 Others Suffer Non-Life Threatening Injuries

One person suffered critical injuries in this morning’s apartment fire and was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment. Officials have confirmed that five others suffered non life-threatening injuries, and four people remain unac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 2 - Information Hotline Established: 512.754.2291

An information hotline has been established for residents and people seeking information on their loved ones who were displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments at 512.754.2291.

Shelter, assistance and donations

The San M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Activity Ctr. Established as Shelter, Press Conference at 10 a.m.

The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, has been established as a shelter for people displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments. Central Texas Medical Center is providing meals, and the Red Cross is on site.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Apartment Fire Injures at Least Six, Still Active

An early morning apartment fire has injured at least six people and continues to burn as firefighters from San Marcos, New Braunfels and Kyle fight the blaze.

The fire started just before 5 a.m. at Iconic Village Apartments at 222 Ramsay St., engulfing one...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

San Marcos Fire Department Accepting Donations for Fan Drive

The San Marcos Fire Department is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The Fire Department will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle; Downtown Station 1 at 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Chemistry Rocks!

Friday, July 27

2 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Dr. Ben Martin reveals science secrets during his Chemistry Rocks! Program, with chemical experiments that change color, blow bubbles, and burst into flame at the San Marcos Public Library on F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Need a HERO? They’ll Soon Be Available on the Weekend, Thanks to Expanded Program

Contact: Diann Hodges, Texas Department of Transportation

Phone: (512) 832-7027

AUSTIN – Help is on the way for motorists who find themselves stranded or involved in a crash on weekends. Thanks to the recent approval of $2.1 mill...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

SMEU Employees to Compete in Lineman’s Rodeo Saturday

San Marcos Electric Utility employees will compete in the 22nd Annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo this weekend at Nolte Island Park in Seguin.

Apprentices Tyler Mattke and Mathew Clark will be competing individually with 130 other apprentices from util...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lindsey Hill PSA Presentation Moved to Price Center

A neighborhood presentation meeting to discuss the Lindsey Hill Preferred Scenario Amendment Application is scheduled for Monday, July 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio Street. This meeting was previously scheduled...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for SMart Award

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations for the SMart Award, recognizing artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members and businesses, students and friends of the City who have contributed substantially to the cultural and artistic lif...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Main Street Streamlines Committee Meetings in August

Main Street is making it their mission to increase community involvement in Downtown San Marcos by consolidating its committee meetings to the second week of each month at 10 a.m. at their office, 317 N. LBJ Dr. starting in August. The meetings will take ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Mermaid Installation to be Complete Early this Week

The San Marcos Arts Commission is placing ten mermaid statues in various locations around San Marcos in what has been named the “Mermaid March.”

Work began last week to install the statues and is expected to be complete early this week....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

City to Introduce Engineering Projects at Community Meetings

The City of San Marcos Engineering Department will hold a series of neighborhood meetings to discuss upcoming street and drainage projects. These open-house meetings are open to the public, and discussion with engineers and consultants is encouraged.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

SMPD, SMFD, APD Bomb Squad Investigate Suspicious Item

San Marcos Police and Fire, the Austin Police Department Bomb Squad, and the Union Pacific Railroad investigated a suspicious item on the railroad tracks behind Copper Beech Apartments on Mill Street Monday evening. The item was ultimately determined to b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Residents Able to Opt Out of Phone Book Delivery

San Marcos residents who do not wish to receive phone book deliveries may opt out online at www.yellowpagesoptout.com. This national consumer choice and opt-out site shows all the phone directories delivered in your area based on zip code and allows resid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

City to Dedicate New Mural at Raising Cane’s on Wednesday

The City of San Marcos will dedicate one of its newest mural projects on Wednesday, July 11 at Raising Cane’s, 928 SH 80, at 9 a.m.

The mural, located on the retaining wall by Raising Cane’s, brings to life the idea of farm-to-table foo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Hopkins to Close Daily for Utility Work Starting Monday

Hopkins will be closed from N. Johnson Street to Travis Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily July 9 - 20 to allow City electric crews to replace utility poles in preparation for the Hopkins Street Improvements between Bishop and Moore Streets, scheduled to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Dvorak Elected President of International Town and Gown Assn.

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

As the largest ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

San Marcos Hosts Texas Craft Brewers Guild Summit

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild has chosen San Marcos to host their 2018 Education & Safety Summit, an annual conference focused on growing the quality, safety and education for Texas Craft Brewers.

Guild members will spend July 13-14 at thought provokin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

San Marcos Police Lead Multi-Agency Takedown of Crime Ring

The San Marcos Police Department has concluded a multi-agency operation that broke up a major crime ring responsible for stealing heavy equipment, vehicles, and other property and led to the indictments of 20 suspects in June.

The investigation started in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Downtown Celebrates Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities

Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award for July to Bower Bird Antiques and Curiosities in honor of their longevity as a Downtown business and their positive influence in the local community.

Owner and curator Katinka Pinka...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

City of San Marcos, Hays County Urge Purgatory Creek Visitors to Use Caution Near Spillway Work Site

Beginning July 5 visitors to the Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos will see heavy equipment and materials being moved into the area near the auxiliary spillway at the dam. The October 2015 floods caused some minor erosion in the area around the a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Summerfest to Feature Music, Fireworks, Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest and Parade

The 38th annual Summerfest will open at 6 p.m. on July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park, featuring music, food, vendors, a children’s parade, and a stunning fireworks display. Summerfest is a free, community wide event for the whole family to enjoy.

Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2018

SMPD to Host More Church Safety Seminars in July

Due to the positive response and requests for more presentations, the San Marcos Police Department will host two more of its Church Safety Seminars in July. The Department held three seminars in May and June addressing safety and other concerns relevant t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Tree Trimming, Utility Pole Work Continue on Hopkins

Hopkins will be closed from Moore Street to Scott Street from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Friday, June 29 as City crews continue trimming and removing trees on Hopkins St. to make way for new utility poles. The work is in preparation for the Hopkins S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Craddock Median Ribbon Cutting Scheduled August 4

The City of San Marcos Community Services- Community Enhancement Division will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Craddock Avenue Median project on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the corner of Craddock Ave. and Archie St. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Bonzo Crunch: Fool at Large

Wednesday, June 27

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Pamela Carlile/512.393.8217

Come experience the nostalgic joy of the circus and the classic humor of a Ringling Brothers clown at the San Marcos Public Library on Wednesday, Jun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Miss Beautiful SMTX Crowned in Third Annual Pageant

Kalene Spencer was crowned Miss Beautiful SMTX 2018 by the reigning 2017 Miss Beautiful SMTX Kia Davis recently. Kalene received a $155 Visa gift card, a sash, crown, and a bouquet.

On Friday, June 8 the third annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stag...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Fire Damages Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos

A fire and subsequent fire suppression efforts caused significant damage to a limited portion of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos Monday afternoon. There were no injuries, and the building was evacuated successfully.

The San Marcos Fire Departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Pedestrian Killed in Auto Hit and Run; Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Police have identified the man accused of a fatal hit-and-run Friday evening.

Uriah Keith Robinson (DOB 12/29/1988) of San Marcos has been charged with multiple felonies:

  • Intoxication Manslaughter ($500,000 bond)
  • Fail to Stop and Render Aid Felony ($...
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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

San Marcos goes to Stage 2 drought restrictions June 17

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday June 17 at noon. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 2 on June 11.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Seeks Nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations of outstanding local women to induct into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at its annual ceremony in October.The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. Entry forms are av...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Installs New Truck Weight Restrictions on Hopkins Street

City crews recently completed installation of new truck weight restrictions on Hopkins Street designed to keep large trucks off the largely residential portion of the roadway.

The City revised the truck weight restriction from a gross vehicle weight of 58,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Beat the Heat: Stay Cool and Healthy

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Tree Trimming, Utility Pole Work to Begin Monday on Hopkins

City crews will begin trimming trees on Hopkins St. Monday, June 11 to allow electric utility crews to replace utility poles between Bishop and Moore Streets.

The tree trimming will be done under the supervision of the City’s urban forester, and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

City to Discuss Uhland Road Drainage Improvements

The Engineering Department will host a community meeting to introduce the Uhland Road Improvements project Monday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1906 N IH-35.

This project will improve drainage and mobility along County and Uhland Roads duri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

San Marcos Public Library Wins Second Branding Award

The San Marcos Public Library has won the 2018 Branding Iron Award for best advertising from the Texas Library Association. This is the second year in a row the library has earned the award.

The Library was recognized for three videos filmed and edited by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Electric Utility Workers Win Lifesaving Medal, Moten Award

The San Marcos Electric Utility Department (SMEU) was recognized twice in May for their commitment to safety and their dedication to the public.

Moten Award

The SMEU Meter Technician Team was awarded the Johnny Moten award, created in 1998 to honor City ind...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Residents Can Sign Up for Zoning Application Notifications

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Susan Smith/512.393.8200

Get ready to rock at the San Marcos Public Library for a very special Summer Reading Program kickoff festival on Friday, June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Movies in Your Park to Kick Off With Despicable Me 3

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Grande Communications and Cricket Wireless, presents the 2018 Movies in Your Park series. Movies in Your Park is a free community event held on Tuesdays in June and July at San Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

City Urges Water Conservation as Aquifer Level Falls

The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation because of rapidly dropping aquifer levels and the prospect of Stage 2 drought rules quickly approaching.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Warns of Phone Scammer Posing as Police Officer

The San Marcos Police Department is warning the public of a phone scammer posing as a police officer and demanding money to clear a fake warrant.

Multiple residents have reported that they were called from 512.566.7496 this morning. The caller identified h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Mayor, Council and Kids Cut Ribbon on New Playscape

The Mayor and City Council, with help from local kids, cut the ribbon on the new, inclusive playscape at Children’s Park Saturday, May 19.

The event celebrated the completion of the new playscape, which replaces the well-loved wooden structures t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Falling aquifer levels trigger Stage 1 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective May 27 in response to dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 1 on May 21.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

San Marcos CVB Presents Rogers Family Tourism Awards

Local business owner Dane Adamson and the Lions Club Tube Rental were presented with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel and Tourism Week Reception hosted by the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau on W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Aggravated Robbery Suspect

San Marcos Police are seeking help from the public identifying a man who robbed a Metro PCS store in February of this year.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, a man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1515 Aquarena Springs Drive around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was disguised ...

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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 10, 2018

Rabies Alert: Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in 1300 Block of Conway Drive

San Marcos Animal Protection Services is issuing a rabies alert in the Blanco Gardens Neighborhood after a cat bit its owner and another family pet.

Anyone who has had contact with the cat since Saturday, April 21 is urged to call San Marcos Animal Protect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Police Successfully Utilize PIT Maneuver in Pursuits

San Marcos Police utilized the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to successfully bring two vehicle pursuits to a safe conclusion.

“These are great examples of our personnel safely and effectively utilizing tactical and pursuit training techniq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Police Arrest Suspects in February Hardware Store Burglary

San Marcos Police have arrested two men accused of burglarizing a San Marcos hardware store in early February.

On April 19, SMPD detectives arrested Daniel De Luna of San Antonio (DOB 4/19/1979) in the 600 Block of Lincolnshire Drive in San Antonio. De Lun...

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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 30, 2018

San Marcos Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

San Marcos Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a bank in broad daylight Saturday morning.

“The City of San Marcos is blessed to have such dedicated professionals working to keep this community safe,” said Chief Chase Stapp. &a...

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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 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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