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Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Marketing Awards

The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau received two Idea Fair awards from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus during TACVB’s Annual Conference in Sugar Land this August.

The SMCVB won a People’s Choice Award ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Hill Country Trees

Thursday, Sept. 27

6 - 7 p.m.

 

Hays County Master Gardener Delbert Bassett will present an interactive lecture at the San Marcos Public Library on the predominate trees in Hays County: the oak tree varieties and ashe juniper, comm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

San Marcos Gearing up for National Night Out

San Marcos residents are invited to participate in the 2018 National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 2, by visiting with neighbors, police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and City officials to advance crime prevention in the community.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

University to Give Community Update on Spring Lake Dam

Texas State University and the City of San Marcos will provide a community update on the University’s Spring Lake Dam Stabilization Project Monday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

Texas State owns the 16...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Shot in Burglary, Aggravated Robbery

Police are looking for suspects who shot a man during a burglary and aggravated robbery at an apartment in San Marcos early Thursday morning.

At approximately 12:22 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to a shots fired call at the Lodge Apartments, 1975 Aquar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

San Marcos to Go Out of Drought Restrictions Sunday

The City of San Marcos is going out of drought restrictions effective Sunday, Sept. 23 and will return to year-round water conservation rules.

Year-round rules allow use of sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Hand watering and using soaker ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Launch Fall Warrant Roundup

The San Marcos Municipal Court will offer discounted fees for eligible cases before starting concentrated warrant enforcement Sept. 25.

Defendants with outstanding cases with the court are urged to contact the San Marcos Municipal Court immediately to avoi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Speed Limit Changed to 30 mph on Hopkins, Hunter Road

Drivers are being reminded that the speed limit on Hopkins Street and Hunter Road between Guadalupe Street and Wonder World Drive has been reduced to 30 mph to increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians through this busy urban area.

The stre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Tom Taggart Honored at Symposium; Appointed to Texas811 Board

Executive Director of Public Services Tom Taggart has been honored by two separate organizations in the public utilities sector.

“It’s very fitting for Tom to be honored both locally and nationally for his many years of service, not onl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Community Meeting to be Held Sept. 19 at Activity Center

City Engineers will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Room 2 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, at 6 p.m. to introduce residents to a project that will address flooding along Purgatory Creek from South Mitchell Street to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Hispanic Heritage Month Programs: 

Music, Family, Film, Discussions and an Author Talk!

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

Music

Legends of Tejano Music 

Thursday, Sept. 20

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Hector Salda&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Video Update on CM Allen Project Posted Online

The City of San Marcos has posted a video featuring information about the CM Allen Reconstruction Project online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/CMAllen.

CM Allen Parkway between Hopkins Street and University Drive is closed to traffic and is anticipated to reopen ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

San Marcos Small Area Plan Survey Posted Online

The City of San Marcos is seeking input on a proposed small area plan program and invites community members to take a brief survey to help shape the program. The survey will be available through the month of October and is available online at www.sanmarco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

UPDATE: Flood Watch Issued for San Marcos Friday - Saturday

Weatherguidance, the City’s weather monitoring service, has issued a flood watch effective Friday through Saturday as a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to bring rain to South-Central Texas.

 

Expected impacts:

  • Shower and sc...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

San Marcos returns to Stage 1 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will return to Stage 1 water restrictions effective Sept. 16 at noon due to generous rains over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

City Council, P&Z to Hold Joint Session Thursday Evening

The San Marcos City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to receive a presentation from the developers of the proposed Lindse...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Call for Artists – Papa John’s Pizza Mural

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is seeking proposals from artists to design and create a mural at the Papa John’s Pizza alley wall, located at 216 E. Hopkins.

The artist stipend for this project is $7,000, and materials for the projec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Forbes Names San Marcos Best Place to Retire in Texas

Forbes has named San Marcos the best city to retire in Texas in the magazine’s 2018 rankings, placing it ahead of San Antonio, the runner up in the list.

The magazine noted San Marcos’ quality of life and positive economic statistics, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Establishes Workforce Housing Task Force

The City of San Marcos has established a Workforce Housing Task Force to assist the San Marcos City Council in developing a comprehensive housing policy to address housing challenges faced by working families in San Marcos.

The first public meeting of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Community Meeting to be Held Sept. 12 at Activity Center

City Engineers will host a second public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Room 1 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, at 6 p.m. to update residents on proposed infrastructure projects under consideration for flood mitigation on the Blanco R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

City, Texas State Collaborate on Bike Share Program

The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are collaborating on a bike share program that will bring affordable, convenient access to bicycles to the community.

The City and University will host a launch event on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 214 E. Hutchis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

September City Hall Calendar

 

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

 

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.

 

Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

 

Labor Day Holiday,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2018

City, University Launch Pilot Program with Austin Tenants’ Council

The City of San Marcos and Texas State University announce the launch of a pilot program with the Austin Tenants’ Council (ATC) to assist permanent and student residents with housing discrimination and landlord-tenant disputes.

“Launchi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Library Book Club

Sept. 5 and every first Wednesday of the month

1 - 3 p.m.

This month’s book selection is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. New members are welcome.

Become a Deputy Voter Registrar

Thursday, Sept. 6

12 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Entries Invited for San Marcos Veterans Day Parade

The City of San Marcos is calling for parade entries and nominations for Grand Marshal for the 2018 Veterans Day Parade.

 

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2018 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the City of San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Thrilling Thursdays

Thursdays at 4 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Beginning in September, the library will offer after school programs to elementary school aged children every Thursday at 4 p.m. through the end of the year. Come join us for LEGO Mania, Growi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Dog Park to Close for Renovation Monday, Aug. 27

Dog Park, located at 250 Charles Austin Drive, will close for renovations Monday, Aug. 27.

The Parks and Recreation Department will open a temporary dog park at the corner of C.M. Allen and Cheatham St. on the softball field at Ramon Lucio Park.

This is a t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two States in Homicide Case

Police in Mississippi have arrested a third man accused in the murder of Matthew Jacob Rodriguez, Jr. in San Marcos last week.

Adrian Terrell Rose, (11/11/93) was arrested Monday in Jackson, Miss. in a joint operation involving San Marcos Police, Texas Ran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Print From Anywhere

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Deborah Carter/512.393.8210

In a few easy steps, library patrons can print from their computer or mobile device to the printers at the San Marcos Public Library.

Printing costs 10 cents per page for black...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

San Marcos Applies for ‘Bicycle Friendly’ Recognition

The City of San Marcos has applied for recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community, a nationally-recognized designation highlighting cities’ efforts to improve conditions for bicycling.

Residents are asked take a survey online at https://www.surv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

City to Hold Community Meetings on Park Master Plan

The City of San Marcos will hold a series of meetings on the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan later this month and into September.

The meeting dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Goodnight Middle School, 1301 SH 12...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

City Again Accepting Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for a fourth round of disaster recovery housing assistance to people who incurred damage to their homes in the 2015 May and October floods and have unmet needs caused by the flooding.

The application period ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide in San Marcos

San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning at a local apartment complex. At 2:24 a.m. emergency personnel were called to the parking lot of Park North Condos on the 1600 block of Aquarena Springs Drive. The co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games Are Back!

The San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games (SNAG) are coming back after taking a short break on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Vista Park.

This old-fashioned, neighborhood-vs-neighborhood field day will feature tug-o-war, corn hole, putt-putt golf, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Arts Commission Now Accepting Grant Applications

The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is now accepting funding applications for projects that promote the arts, tourism and cultural diversity in our community.

The City will host a free grant writing workshop presented by Lisa Westerbeck on Monday, Aug. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Mother Daughter Tea Tickets Now Available

The City of San Marcos and Recreation Department will host its first ever Mother Daughter Tea on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Young ladies ages one year and older, along with their mothers and mother figure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

 

Belinda Moats of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

On-Scene Portion of Fire Investigation Concludes

The San Marcos Fire Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); San Marcos Fire Marshal; San Marcos Police Department; and State Fire Marshal’s Office have completed the on-scene portion of the investigation of the Jul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Portable Meth Lab Prompts Hazmat Call Sunday Afternoon

The San Marcos Fire Department’s Hazmat unit and the Hays County Narcotics Task Force dismantled a portable methamphetamine lab at the abandoned Burger King at 1011 N IH-35 Sunday afternoon.

San Marcos Police were responding to a suspicious perso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Four Victims of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Four of the five victims of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments have been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno. The fifth victim of the fir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Feral Hog Management Program Kicks off in Hays County

Contact: Nick Dornak 

 The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

 (512) 245-6697

FeralHog@txstate.edu

 

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

601 University Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666

Feral Hog Mana...

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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: 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 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 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: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olymp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Bike boxes repainted downtown for increased bicycle safety

The bike boxes downtown have recently been repainted to help increase bicyclist safety.

The green areas on N. LBJ at the intersections of Hopkins, Hutchison and University are called “bike boxes” and are designated areas where bicyclist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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