News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Fire Station #1 Wins Main Street’s “Partner of the Month” Award

Partner of the Month - FD May 2019

The distinction, formerly “Business of the Month,” is a new label that has been expanded to encompass both hardworking small businesses and non-profit or public service organizations

Fire Station #1 has served San Marcos from its current location since 196...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

SMFD Award Ceremony

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San Marcos Fire Department Annual Award Ceremony

May 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm

San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins Street, 

San Marcos, Texas 78666

At our upcoming award ceremony, the San Marcos Fire Department will recognize significant achieveme...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

SMFD and PD Donated Funds to 5th Graders

Check Presentation

San Marcos Fire Department and San Marcos Police Department presented a check in the amount of $2,783.00 to Travis Elementary School fifth grade students on the morning of April 12, 2019.

SMFD and SMPD learned about a program at Travis Elementary School th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

In Honor of Jana Green's Retirement

GREEN, JANA

Jana Green joined the City of San Marcos as an Administrative Secretary on September 19, 1984 and retired on January 31, 2019 after 34 years and 4 months of service.

Jana Green was promoted to a Planning Technician in May 1988; a Planning Assistant in Octo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Valentine Lunch at Mendez

Captain Sherrill with students

“Let’s Heat Up The Week With Our Community Fire Departments” at Mendez Elementary School. The afternoon kicked off with a special invitation to First Responders to attend a “Be My Valentine” lunch with students at Mendez Elementary School on February 11, ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Fire Chief Les Stephens Appointed to One-Call Board of Texas

Les Stephens, Fire Chief

In mid-December 2018, San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the One-Call Board of Texas, a seven member board with authority over “Call Before You Dig” systems that notify the underground facility ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Stuffed Animal Donation to SMFD

JB Goodwin Donation Box

The San Marcos Fire Department received a donation of 30 new plush animals on December 19, from JB Goodwin Realtors based in New Braunfels to provide comfort to children at the scene of incident calls. Brittney Herbelin, a City employee in the police depa...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Successful Pancake Fundraiser for SMFD

Santa and Elf

SMFD and CFAAA wants to thank everyone for coming to visit Santa last Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 to enjoy some delicious, homemade pancakes cooked to perfection!  We also want to thank the generosity of McDonald’s that donated drinks, butter, and syr...

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Additional Info... Fire Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Graduation

Honor Guard

Graduates from the 2018 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s seventh graduation ceremony on November 5, 2018.  Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-w...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

GIS Mapping in San Marcos Greenspaces Assist 1st Responders

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

The City of San Marcos Employee Group would like to recognize Katie Steele from GIS - Information Technology as the winner of the 3rd Quarterly CIVIC Award. Katie recently took on the initiative to improve the map-ping of the San Marcos Greenspaces by act...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

SMFD Wife Was Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Howsers

The 2018 inductees into the Women's Hall of Fame, was long-time community volunteer, Aleene Howser, wife of Engineer Richard Howser.  The ceremony was held on Monday, October 8, 2018.  The hall of fame was established in 1984 to honor no...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mural Artists to Meet with Community Members June 20

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The City of San Marcos will host a community gathering with artists Jennifer Khoshbin and Celia Mendoza, who will gather public input on a mural they will create at the Conoco gas station on Hwy 123, on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Sinai Pentecostal Chu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Mai

Bocephus 

Such a sweet boy! Bocephus is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who loves outings and is well-behaved and relaxed in the car, on walks, meeting other dogs, and hanging out at canine-friendly restaurants and parks. Although ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Miss Beautiful and You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Winners Announced

John Thomaides smiles with Elsa Sanchez, Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019

On Friday, June 7, the fourth annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stage at the San Marcos Activity Center with former Mayor John Thomaides hosting and four contestants competing for the title of Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019. There were two portions of t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Open House Wednesday on E. Hopkins Bike & Ped Project

Sidewalk

The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, will host an Open House on Wed., June 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 3, 501 E. Hop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City Offers Options for Tree & Wind Storm Debris

Brush

The City of San Marcos is offering residents several options for disposing of branches and limbs blown down during yesterday’s wind storm, including adding an extra Brush Drop Off opportunity on Sat., June 15.

“Not everyone has the mea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Housing Task Force to Draft Strategic Action Plan

City Seal

The City will hold its fourth Workforce Housing Task Force meeting on Thursday, June 13, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St to begin reviewing an initial draft of the Strategic Housing Action Plan that includes spe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Aquarena Springs Drive Waterline Replacement Beginning

City Seal

As part of the City’s Capital Improvements Program, the City of San Marcos will be closing lanes on Aquarena Springs Dr. between Sessom Dr. and Charles Austin Dr. for construction beginning on Tuesday, June 11.

The project will replace an aging w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Bobcats Give Back Expands from University to the Community

Bags of Donated Items

In an effort to improve the appearance of neighborhoods, and decrease the number of items going into a landfill, the City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department and Texas State University will be expanding the Bobcats Give Back program to provi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Police Investigating Homicide at The Village on Telluride

City Seal

San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred today at the Village on Telluride in San Marcos.

 

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at approximately 7:10 a.m., officers were called to the 300 block of Telluride to a report of a burglary of a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Street Maintenance Slated for Downtown and Belvin Street

A neighborhood street with the words Street and Sidewalk Maintenance

Beginning June 10, the City’s Public Services Transportation Department will start street maintenance work in the Belvin Street and Downtown areas.                  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Cat Adoption, Intake Closed Due to Panleukopenia Virus

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be closing the cat adoption center and will not be accepting cats through intake at least until Thursday June 6 due to an outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia.

Feline Panleukopenia is a highly contagious vir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

High Speed Chase Ends After Crash, Suspect Arrested

George Alvarado Mugshot

A San Antonio man is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase down IH-35 in a vehicle. George Alvarado (02/05/1987) was arrested and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest detention, burglary of a vehicle, driving with li...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Movies in Your Park Series Kicks Off With Incredibles 2

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Grande Communications and Cricket Wireless, presents the 2019 Movies in Your Park series. Movies in Your Park is a free community event every Tuesday in June and July at San Marco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Miss Beautiful and You(th) Can Do it! Pageant on June 7

Miss Beautiful Pageant 2018 Queen

The 4th Annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! Pageants will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, on June 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Miss Beautiful SMTX is open to female ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

CM Allen Parkway Scheduled for Completion in November

CM Allen Project

Due to additional work required and rain delays, the CM Allen Parkway construction project is behind the original schedule. The City’s Engineering and Capital Improvements Department now estimates the roadway will be re-opened to the public by m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Herbalism Club

Sunday, June 2 and every first Sunday

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Let’s talk about herbs! Join us for an ongoing herbalism knowledge-share with other local gardeners, foragers, and plant lovers. Feel free to bring favorite books, recipes, seed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Take a Downtown Ice Cream Tour With “Scoops on the Square”

Scoops On The Square

Enjoy an evening of family fun with the San Marcos Main Street Program at the first ever Scoops on the Square on Saturday, June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in historic Downtown San Marcos!

The inaugural event will feature a progressive tour of retail businesses ser...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Former High School Teacher Wanted for Sexual Assault

Guerrero Texas Driver's License Photo

The San Marcos Police Department has issued arrest warrants for a former member of the San Marcos High School faculty after receiving reports of an improper sexual relationship with a student.

On November 28, 2018, a female victim came forward with a repor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

San Marcos Electric Utility to Perform Metering Update

Map of San Marcos by phase of installation

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) has contracted with Olameter to begin installing approximately 25,000 new electric meters and upgrading 12,000 water meters in June 2019 as part of updating its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser

Thursday, May 23

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Three-person teams will compete for the title of 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Swarm of San Marcos. Teams will have 30 seconds to spell words on a whiteboard, tournament style, for a fast-paced fu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Police Respond to Early Morning Drowning

San Marcos Police

At approximately 5:43 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the San Marcos Police Department responded to the Treehouse Apartments in the 800 block of N. LBJ on a call regarding an unresponsive female.

Friends found the woman in the deep end of the pool and bec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Call for Artists

City Seal

The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing a call for artists for a mural project at Wonder World theme park this summer.

The Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint the mural on an exterior wall lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Officer Struck by Auto Driven by Suspected Drunk Driver

Officer Cormier Portrait

On Saturday evening, May 19 while responding to an incident on IH35 northbound, San Marcos Police Officer Claudia Cormier was struck by a vehicle driven by Neil Sheehan (12/16/1960) of Flower Mound, Texas that resulted in severe injuries to the Officer.

At ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City to Offer Remembrance of War Dead on Memorial Day

City Seal

The public is invited to pay tribute to those from Hays County who lost their lives in combat at a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Hays County Veterans Memorial, located on the corner of Hopkins Street and Riverside Drive, at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27.

V...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Uhland Road to Close for Mill Street Project

Uhland Road Closure

The City of San Marcos will close Uhland Road between Lockhart Street and Mill Street to through traffic beginning Monday, May 20 for the installation of storm drain lines.

Traffic will be detoured to Lockhart and 2nd Streets. The detour is anticipated to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

AARP Smart Diver

Monday, May 13

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older as a refresher for driving skills and road knowledge. Instruction includes proper use of new technology in cars, techniques for handling turns, and st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Input Underway for Proposed Flood Reimbursement Program

The City of San Marcos wants your feedback on a potential reimbursement program

The City of San Marcos Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program is seeking community input through June 4 to potentially reallocate $1,000,000 to a new reimbursement program available to homeowners in Blanco Gardens who comple...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Launches SMTX 4 All Housing Initiative

SMTX 4 All

The City of San Marcos is collecting housing stories and photos from community residents to guide San Marcos' housing affordability conversations. Housing stories help illustrate that housing should be for all people, in all places, for all generations.

Qu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Texas Sergeant Academy Graduates Dozens in San Marcos

San Marcos Police

Police sergeants from around the state will graduate from the Texas Sergeant Academy on Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the San Marcos Police Department, 2300 S. Interstate IH 35.

During a two-week training program that began May 6, forty police sergeants fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

City Celebrates Bike Month and Bike to Work Day May 17

City Seal

The City of San Marcos encourages the community to join cyclists from coast to coast and participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17 as part of National Bike Month.

Established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is cele...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fire Station #1 Wins Main Street’s “Partner of the Month” Award

Members grouped around a partner of the month sign

The San Marcos Main Street Program has designated San Marcos Fire Station #1 “Partner of the Month” to celebrate the Fire Department’s commitment to public safety and community engagement.

The distinction, formerly “...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Miss Beautiful & You(th) Can Do It! Pageant Registration Deadline May 24

2018 Pageant Court

The 4th Annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! Pageants will be hosted by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, on June 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Miss Beautiful SMTX is for female adult...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Mexican Mobile Consulate in San Marcos

City Seal

The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the San Marcos Police Department, as a joint effort, are pleased to announce the operations of a 1-day Mobile Consulate in San Marcos, TX. Operations of the Mobile Consulate will take place on Saturday, May 11...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Catterson and Mandy

Cat of the Week: Catterson

This handsome eight-year-old man wants all the love! Catterson is a long hair cat who will run from one side of the room to the other if it means he’ll get some pets or cuddles. He may not always get along with other ca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Party in Your Park to Feature City Departments, Mural Artists

San Marcos Parks and Rec

The City of San Marcos will host the second event of the 2019 Party in Your Park series on Friday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Swift Memorial Park, 200 Monterrey Street. This month’s event will also feature a Community Connect block party and a public meeting...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Applications Available for LEGIT Internship Program

LEGIT logo

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD, is currently accepting applications for the LEGIT Summer Internship Program.

This program, designed for incoming San Marcos High School sophomores and juniors, will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Children’s Event: Growing Up Wild

Thursday, May 9

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ages 3-5

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages 5-10

Join us for activities and stories about mosquitos! Activities presented by Texas Department of State Health Services.

Live Music: Its ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

San Marcos Police Arrest Suspected Serial Rapist

Thomas booking photo

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, San Marcos Police arrested Tyshane Vris Thomas (02-28-1999) on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault for three sexual assault crimes that occurred in recent weeks.

At approximately 2:42 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, members of t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Nominees Wanted for Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award

City Seal

The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board, a seven-member board appointed by the City Council, is accepting nominations for the “San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award”. The award is given out every two years with the next recipient be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Children’s Park Fence Pickets on Sale

Pickets at Children's Park

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Departments is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of the newly remodeled and inclusive Children’s Park Playscape by inviting the community to purchase a personalized fence picket to honor ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2019

Police Respond to Apparent Murder-Suicide Sunday Morning

San Marcos Police

At approximately 9:30 a.m. today, Sunday, May 5, 2019, the San Marcos Police Department responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Highland Drive to investigate a report of two deceased individuals. 

Upon arrival, officers located one male dece...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2019

Traffic Fatality During Heavy Rain Closes IH35 Late Friday

City Seal

On Friday, May 3 at 10:45 p.m., San Marcos Police, Fire and EMS responded to IH 35 at the Hwy 123 overpass for a major traffic accident that resulted in one fatality and closed the interstate for a few hours.

The accident occurred during heavy rains and in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2019

UPDATE: Assailant Still at Large in Three Rape Cases

A sketch of the assailant that sexually assaulted three women in San Marcos

5:45 p.m. New Information

The investigation has determined that while Louis is connected to the sexual assault at The Edge apartments that occurred Monday and was reported yesterday, he is NOT connected to the additional three incidents occurring at the Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Keith Louis III Arrested by US Marshals & FBI in Austin

San Marcos Police

Following a press conference held by the San Marcos Police Department this morning, Keith Vallen Louis III (6/18/91) was arrested in Austin, TX by U.S. Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Just before noon, members of the invest...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Jackie and Chester

Cat of the Week: Jackie

This one-year-old goofball will absolutely steal your heart! Playful yet cuddly, Jackie is an all-around rockstar cat. Since her arrival last month, Jackie has quickly become a staff favorite due to her amazing and easygoing tempera...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

LEGO Mania

Thursday, May 2

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Grab a bowl of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. Ages 4 and up.

 

Chess Night

Thursday, May 2

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. The library provides chess sets, clock...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Bret Michaels Concert and Airshow to Benefit Local Charities at the San Marcos Regional Airport

Go Wheels Up

The San Marcos Regional Airport is hosting Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels Up! Texas- a high-energy, family-friendly celebration of music, automobiles, airplanes and Texas cuisine being held Friday May 3- Sunday May 5.

The three-hour airshow, beginning Saturday mo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of San Marcos Proclaims Air Quality Awareness Week

Air Aware Advertisement

Mayor Jane Hughson proclaimed April 29-May 3 as Air Quality Awareness Week in San Marcos at the city’s Proclamations presentation on Monday, April 15 at the San Marcos City Hall Council Chambers. The mayor called upon all residents to educate th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Hopkins St. Railroad Crossing Closed Saturday, Sunday

Detour map

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to close East Hopkins St. between the intersections of Charles Austin Drive and Thorpe Lane on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for a rail line replacement.

Westbound traf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City Shred Day Slated April 27 at City Hall

City Seal

The San Marcos City Clerk’s office will sponsor a free Shred Day for San Marcos and Hays County residents from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, April 27 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

The limit is three boxes per vehicle. No comme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2019

San Marcos Police Respond to Two Traffic Incidents

San Marcos Police

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Mia and Biffer

Cat of the Week: Mia

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2019

San Marcos Municipal Court Closed Friday

City Seal

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Robotic Cameras Being Used to Inspect Wastewater Lines

Robotic camera being lowered into pipeline

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Senior News

San Marcos Parks and Rec

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

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

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their free walking program ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival Scheduled for April 18

photo of playground

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

The event will feature carn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City to Host 'The Business-minded Artist' Workshop May 2

Photo of the San Marcos Activity Center

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Photo of the San Marcos Public Library

Youth Program Let’s Move!

Thursday, April 18

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, April 20

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

Come celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with the Texas Stat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Crews Scheduled to Resurface Neighborhood Streets

Five-Year Street Maintenance Plan

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Candice and Marigold

Cat of the Week:  Candice

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Downtown San Marcos Receives Makeover Thanks to LCRA

LCRA team standing in front of Hays County Courthouse

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Posey Road Bridge Reconfiguration Begins Friday

Posey Road Bridge construction new bus route map

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Murder Warrant Issued for Shooter at Uptown Square Apartments

An-Drew Jones Booking Photo

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

On Friday evening at approximately 6:37 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Police: Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Partygoer

Keyshaun Maurice Brown

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

On Saturday, March 30, at approximately 12:54 a.m. San Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Wednesday For Rail Work

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Lettuce and Coco

Cat of the Week:  Lettuce

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Discovery Center Holds First Sustainability Fair with Spring Plant Sale

Purple and yellow flowers

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

san Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Reaching Outside City Limits for Feedback

public meeting 1

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

In December, San Marcos City Council directed staff to develop a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs

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

Summer Fun

Summer Fun is a fiv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

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

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Theodore and Mr. Jones

Cat of the Week:  Theodore

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Families Asked to Take Home Personal Items from Burial Places

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department along with the Cemetery Commission and Cemetery Staff will begin a major cleanup of the City Cemetery April 1 - 12, removing items from burial places that do not conform to City Cemetery rules or that...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

Abraham Barrera

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Uhland/Post Rd Intersection Closed Sunday For Rail Work

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Bagheera and Mai

Cat of the Week:  Bagheera

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

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

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

Entry forms will continue to be accepted through May 24, 2019...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

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

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

San Marcos Youth Commission Hosts Leadership Conference

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

Participants will learn about topics such as financial literacy, coping wi...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

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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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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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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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