Posted on: December 14, 2017

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Giselle

Wanna meet the sweetest dog ever? Then meet Giselle! Giselle is a gorgeous 2-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier/shepherd mix who is always looking for love. Her personality shines when she’s being pet, and she’...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Sign Your Kids Up for Holiday Camp

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department presents the first ever Holiday Camp program for children 5-11 years of age on Dec. 28 and 29, 2017 and January 2 and 3, 2018. The program will be held at San Marcos City Park Recreation Hall, 170 Cha...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Animal Shelter to Host Pictures with Santa

Take your pets to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter for Pet Pictures with Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 4-7 p.m.

Photographs are free, though the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel Program welcomes a suggested $5 donation.

The photographs will be posted on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Call For Artists – Raising Cane’s Retaining Wall Mural

The City of San Marcos, in partnership with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, is seeking proposals from artists and/or artist teams to design and create a mural on the retaining wall located at the restaurant. This mural will be an addition to a s...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Child Found

UPDATE: Kara Ryan has been found safe and has returned home. Police have no further details at this time.

San Marcos Police are searching for a missing San Marcos girl last seen on Friday.

Fourteen-year-old Kara Ryan was last seen when she left her home on ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Tuesday’s Blue Santa Wrapping Canceled

The Blue Santa toy wrapping scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12 has been canceled.

Toy wrapping will resume the following Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 750 Barnes Drive Suite 100 (between Target and JCPenney). Volunteers are welcome and needed to wrap or package toys fro...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Public Invited to Discuss Stormwater Master Plan

The Engineering/CIP Department will have a meeting to update the public on a new master plan designed to address stormwater in San Marcos on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

The new Comprehensive Stormwater Mas...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Man Who Crashed Stolen Vehicle Wednesday Morning Dies

An Ohio man who was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot has died of his injuries.

Michael Ray Russell (DOB 11/15/1987) of Wooster, Ohio, was taken off life support Dec. 9 a...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Man Arrested, Charged with Burglary and Stalking

San Marcos Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and watching her as she slept.

At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, officers responded to Treehouse Apartments for a burglary of a habitation in progress.

The woman w...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Traffic Update

Downtown Closure: Sights and Sounds road closures will take place for two weeks beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 Lane closures will be on Hopkins, Hutchison and C M Allen Parkway nightly Wednesday thru Saturday from Nov. 29, 2017 thru Dec. 9, 2017. S...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Man Critically Injured After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Wednesday Morning

An Ohio man was critically injured Wednesday morning after crashing a stolen vehicle on IH-35 and running into oncoming traffic on foot.

At approximately 7:18 a.m., San Marcos Police Dispatch received a call of a traffic collision northbound IH-35 near the...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

WIC Offices to be Closed for Training Dec. 11 - 15

The City of San Marcos WIC offices (located in San Marcos, Kyle, Lockhart, Seguin, and New Braunfels) will be closed December 11 - 15, 2017. All staff will spend the week training on a new paperless system that will offer clients enhanced features and rep...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Man Charged in Murder of San Marcos Police Officer

A San Marcos man has been charged in the shooting death of San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland.

Stewart Thomas Mettz (DOB 9/18/1966) has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer, as well as injury to an elderly person and assault causing ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Officer Kenneth Copeland

Funeral arrangements and donation information are being announced for slain San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old RR 12, San Marcos TX 78666. The public is welcome from 2-10 p.m.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Believed to Have Fatally Shot San Marcos Police Officer

San Marcos Police have issued an arrest warrant for the man they believe fatally shot Officer Kenneth Copeland Monday afternoon.

The warrant names Stewart Thomas Mettz (09/18/1966), who remains in an Austin hospital under medical care.

He has not yet been c...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

SMPD Officer Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty Identified

A San Marcos Police Officer shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision has been identified.

Officer Kenneth Copeland, 58, and other SMPD officers were serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision Monda...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

SMPD Officer Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty

A San Marcos Police Officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision. The officer’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

He and other SMPD officers were serving a warran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

San Marcos Public Library News

Featured Library Children’s Events:

The holiday season is family time at the San Marcos Public Library! Take a break from the hectic rush to spend some quality time with your kids. The library is providing free, fun, and creative activities for f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2017

December City Hall Calendar

Wednesday, November 29 – Saturday, December 2, 2017

 

31st Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival will be celebrated TWO WEEKENDS nightly from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at San Marcos Plaza Park on the San Marcos River. Featuring Santa C...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Shelter receives donation from San Marcos Treatment Center

On Friday, Nov. 17, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter received a donation from The San Marcos Treatment Center of $3,286 toward an update to their cat adoption room. This donation will upgrade at least one cat kennel bank in the adoption room, improv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Animal Shelter Offers $20 Animal Adoptions in December

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter continues its annual Home 4 the Holidays campaign with “Take Me Home Adoptions Month” featuring $20 fees for all adoptions Dec. 1- 31.

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2017

First Ever Holiday Movie in Your Park to Feature Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department presents the first ever Holiday Movie in Your Park event on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. C M Allen Pkwy. The featured movie, Di...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Planning Interns Honored at State Conference

Planning and Development Services congratulates interns Amanda Padilla and Emilio Levario, along with their classmate Craig Garrison, for winning the Legacy Project Competition at the 2017 American Planning Association Texas Chapter Conference in Frisco N...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Eight-Day Wristband Passes on Sale for Sights & Sounds

The 31st Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held on two weekends: Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Festival goers can enjoy unlimited admission with the purchase of a an 8-day pass wristband for $1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy Honors Seventh Graduating Class

Graduates from the 2017 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s graduation ceremony on Nov. 6.

Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-week public education program ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Neighborhood Meeting on Victory Gardens Subdivision Improvements Project Update Slated for November

The City of San Marcos Engineering Department will hold a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Senior Center, 810 Arizona, to discuss the next phase of improvements to the Victory Gardens Neighborhood.

Residents and proper...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Main Street Honors Downtown Businesses

The San Marcos Main Street Program recognized several downtown businesses, partners and volunteers at its fourth annual Love Downtown Awards Friday, Nov. 17.

The event honored the contributions of downtown merchants and volunteers who work tirelessly to fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Announces Changes to Streamline Council Meetings Beginning Dec. 5

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

Upcoming City Council Meeting format changes begi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

No Charges Filed in Ellis Death, Investigation Ongoing

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Investigation of University Student Death Underway

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Main Street’s Annual Wine & Wassail Tickets on Sale

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Autumn Party in Your Park Scheduled for Nov. 17

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Youth Activity Scholarships Available for City Rec Programs

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

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive Kicks Off

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Resource Recovery Division Wins Statewide Award

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

The Texa...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Rollover Claims Life, Injures 2 Juveniles Sunday

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Arborists Conducting Tree Maintenance Downtown this Week

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

City to Dedicate Newest Murals on Monday and Tuesday

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Manager Announces Emergency Management Hire

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

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

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Warns of Scammers, Unlicensed Solicitors

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

Phone scammers

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Hold Special Meetings on Playscape, Master Plan

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

A presentation ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23

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

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

Registered voters will need to bring ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Celebrate Fall with Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

San Marcos Main Street to Host Trick or Treat Downtown

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

CAPCOG launches Text to 9-1-1 region wide

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

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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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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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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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Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

City Confirms Five Finalists for City Manager Position

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

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