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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Call for Artists - Sessom Drive Retaining Wall Mural

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on a retaining wall located along Sessom Drive below Treehouse Apartments and east of the Colloquium Two shopping cente...

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Arts News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Call for Artists - Conoco Fast Stop Stores #6 Mural

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural, with input from local residents, on two exterior walls of the Conoco Fast Stop Stores #6, 1101 Highway 123 San Marcos,...

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Arts News

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Fact Check: Was a pregnant dog tied up outside in the freezing weather Jan. 16, 2018?

Fact: On Jan. 16, local media commented on a video sent to them by a viewer. Call logs show that an Animal Control officer visited the residence at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The dog was tethered to a tree with a small cord, but that was not preventing the d...

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Fact Check
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations that caused the Hitch to close

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations for Mobile Food Vendors that caused the Hitch to close.

 

Fact: Beginning in January of 2017 the Health Department began working with mobile food vendors to ensure they were able to be mobil...

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Fact Check
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments & bars.

Rumor:  The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments and bars.

Fact: Texas State law within the 2006 Texas Food Establishment Rules, which the city has adopted, prohibits animals on the premises of food estab...

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Fact Check
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is charging fees for entry into the San Marcos River.

Fact: The City is not charging for access to the river or river parks, and has no plans at this time to implement park user fees.

The Parks Advisory Board and City staff made a presentation to the City City during the February 21, 2017 City Council meeting...

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Fact Check
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Rumor: A scary clown hoax has made it to San Marcos.

Fact: At this time, the San Marcos Police Department has no active cases involving clowns as suspects, witnesses, or victims.

The department is aware that there is at least one spurious clown social media account in San Marcos.  

While there have b...

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Fact Check
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rumor: Resident are concerned about what appeared to be a kidnapping or hostage situation.

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Fact: We looked into the concerns and our police department tells us the incident took place Monday night after patrons and employees of IHOP saw a man and woman arguing near a vehicle next to the Old CiCis pizza in Springtown Center. There was also anoth...

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Fact Check
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has hiked the minimum wage to $15 an hour plus benefits.

Fact: The City of San Marcos and the State of Texas adopts the federal minimum wage rate.

The San Marcos City Council voted on Feb. 2. 2016 to amend the City of San Marcos Economic Development Policy to require all jobs calculated or counted for economic d...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2019

In Honor of Jana Green's Retirement

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

“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 stu...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

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

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

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 28, 2018

Holiday Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

The holidays are full of enticing smells, good company, football and lots of laughs - but along with the enjoyable chaos is the reality that cooking fires are three times more likely to occur during the holidays than any other day of the year. While you g...

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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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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
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Kick-Off for Fire Prevention Month

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To kick off Fire Prevention Month, the SMFD held an Open House to learn about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations.  Over 1000 kids, parents and grandparents enjoyed the 8th Annual Open House held on Saturday, October 6,...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Domino's Pizza Was Offered for Free or Free Smoke Detectors

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Domino’s, located at 1290 Wonder World Drive, and the San Marcos Fire Department rewarded select customers who had properly functioning smoke alarms with a free Domino’s pizza!  Orders that were placed from Domino’s ...

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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 the 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 ov...

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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: 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

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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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure Agenda Update

City Council will not be considering Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure for Historic Designation in tonight’s City Council Meeting. The agenda item has been postponed until January 29, 2019, after runoff elections when a full coun...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 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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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four years, combining the efforts of City planners, citizens and stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent process involving numerous public meetings and presentations,&...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Legacy Project

The Legacy Project is a hands-on community planning effort which, this year, was focused on the revitalization of Downtown Frisco. Amanda, Emilio and Craig, all undergrad students at Texas State University, competed against Grad and Doctorate students fro...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

The City Council provided direction to Planning and Development Services staff to research fee revenue and actual cost of service to process permits, review applications, and inspect permitted projects. Staff researched fees charged by other cities and an...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

Code Cover

Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2019

PDD-06-02(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow multifamily apartments with a limit of 24 units per acre for an approximately 16.7 acre tract, more or less, within the limits of the Stone Creek PDD, known as Lot 9-B, Block 3, Stonecreek Cr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

ZC-19-02 (1850 Old RR 12)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted for approximately 1.108 acres, more or less, located at 1850 Old Ranch Road 12. This property is located within a ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2018

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.)

ZC-19-01 (102 W. Holland St.) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“SF-4.5”) has been submitted for approximately 7.82 acres, more or less, located at 102 West Holland Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

ZC-18-21 (Smart Terminal)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Industrial “HI” has been submitted for approximately 933.081 acres, more or less located near the intersection of State Highway 80 and FM 1984. This ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 4, 2018

ZC-18-20 (Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure . This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not r...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ZC-18-16

ZC-18-16 (1407, 1411, 1413, and 1415 Earle Street) A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 1.206 acres, more or le...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-02

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to add standards for neighborhood meetings required by Table 2.1. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear this request at the September 25,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

LDC-18-01

A Land Development Code Amendment Application has been submitted requesting to amend the Land Development Code to remove the limit to the number of times Preferred Scenario Amendments can be requested, which is currently limited to twice a year. The Plann...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 7, 2018

ZC-18-19 (219 West MLK Drive) Historic Landmark Designation

An Application for Historic Landmark Designation has been submitted for the property located at 219 West MLK Drive. This property is located within an Existing Neighborhood on the Comprehensive Plan and a neighborhood presentation meeting is not required ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ZC-18-14 (1520 Old RR 12) Zoning Change Request

A Zoning Change Application from “Office Professional District (OP)” to “Neighborhood Main Street (NMS)” has been submitted for approximately 0.41 acres, being lot 1-D, Highcrest Addition Subdivision. The San Marcos...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2018

ZC-18-13 (128 Spring Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted for approximately 4.851 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, located at 128 Spring R...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 5, 2018

PSA-18-04 (Lindsey Hill PSA) - Change of Location

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability – Redevelopment Infill” to “High Intensity – Redevelopment Infill” has been submitted for approximately 4.8275 acres, more o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-12 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2018

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

ZC-18-11 Zoning Change (Withdrawn by the applicant)

Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-10 (Windmill Addition) - Revised

A zoning change application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density – 3.5 (ND-3.5) has been submitted for approximately 0.78 acres, more or less, known as Windmill Addition Lot 2, located at 128 Windmill Drive. This property is located in an Exi...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2018

ZC-18-09 (Beyond Grooming)

A zoning change application from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Neighborhood – Main Street (N-MS) has been submitted for approximately 0.997 acres, more or less, out of the Juan M Veramendi Survey, Tract 31, located at 1200 Old Martindale Road....

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

ZC-18-08 Zoning Change

A zoning change application from Light Industrial (LI) to Heavy Commercial (HC) has been submitted for approximately 9.61 acres, more or less, known as Lot 1A, Block 1, International Electric Corporation Addition, located at 2809 IH-35.  This pro...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2018

ZC-18-07 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Neighborhood Density – 3 (“ND-3”) has been submitted for approximately 0.197 acres, more or less, legally known as the Westover Addition, Block 27, Lot 329, located at 1012 North Bishop Street. T...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

ZC-18-06 Application Notice

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Character District – 5 (“CD-5”) has been submitted for approximately 14.14 acres, more or less, out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, located along the 1600 Block of Redwood Ro...

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Planning Application Notices

News Flash

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

New Vehicle Information Available on Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is still seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Multiple videos provided by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

San Marcos Linemen Complete Four-Year Certification

Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online remote education course that requires undergoing 906 hours of training and passing 40 written tests.

Linem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Electric Bikes Added to Bike Share Fleet

VeoRide is bringing 150 e-bikes to the City of San Marcos and Texas State University this month, expanding the bike share program that launched last September.

Beginning February 22, the City and University will host multiple events both on campus and aro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Adult Spelling Bee Extends Registration Deadline

Registration for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm, has been extended until February 28.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spell...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

San Marcos Police, Marshals to Join Warrant Roundup

San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s Office are joining law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning February 19, with increased enforcement the entire month of March.

The San Marcos Municipal Court of Record has a wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

SMRAS Releases Data from Animal Cruelty Seizure Case

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is still re-homing animals rescued from last November’s large animal cruelty seizure case near Buda. In total, the shelter took in 176 animals from The Leisure Cat (TLC) Animal Rescue that were living in br...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 11:23 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Hilltop Dr for a report of shots fired with one person shot in the head. 

Witnesses advised that the victim, Brihana Landrum (05/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with Murder

The San Marcos Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the murder of Aaron Peterman earlier this week.

Martin Garcia Jr (01/29/96) of Austin and James Lee Zapata Jr. (05/11/99) of Kyle were arrested on Friday evening in Austin. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigating Homicide-Robbery

San Marcos Police are investigating a suspicious death at a local apartment complex that was discovered yesterday morning. They are treating this investigation as a robbery-homicide.

At 7:24am on Wednesday, February 13, the San Marcos Police Department re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Sessom Drive Waterline Repair Update

Lane changes on Sessom Drive between Aquarena Springs to Ed JL Green have gone into effect as the waterline repair work along Sessom Drive continues.

Lanes are restriped and traffic controls will shift the traffic to the south (university) side of the roa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

San Marcos to Participate in Great Texas River Clean Up

The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle and the Texas River Protection Association are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 2 from 9am to 1pm that will clean all 90 miles of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday trash and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and Texas State University.

Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Main Street to Host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon Feb. 15

The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting the Cottage Kitchen Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum located on 400 E. Hopkins St.

The public is invited to get comfortable in period furniture, take in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee Issues Calls for Artists

The San Marcos Mural Arts Committee is issuing calls for artists for two mural projects this spring.

Conoco Fast Stop Stores # 6

The Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural, with inpu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Police Seek Info on Saturday Night Hit and Run

The San Marcos Police Department is seeking information about an auto/pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:29pm at the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street that has left one victim in the ICU.

Pedro Ybarra, a 54 year old fathe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Friends of the Library Host 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Registration is now open for the third annual Friends of the Library Spelling Bee fundraiser, held at Aquabrew, 150 S. LBJ Dr. on March 13 at 7 pm.

Teams of three participants aged 18 and up will compete for the title of 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Swarm of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Handsome Dan

Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Handsome Dan is your man! This one-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with love and affection.

He’ll follow you and wind around your ankles. H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Feb 9 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Riv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Police Arrest Man Wanted for Injury to a Child

The San Marcos Police Department has reported that Richard Blythe (dob 6.19.1999) was arrested in Killeen on Monday, February 4 by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and is now in custody for charges of injury to a child/serious bodily injury.

An arrest war...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Tickets Still Available for Golden Sweetheart’s Ball

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, Februa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Ricky Ricardo

This boy is all about the cuddles! Ricky Ricardo is a four-year-old domestic short hair. He may be a little nervous in new environments, but once he is comfortable, he will happily lay in your lap or find a good win...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of San Marcos Offers Spring Break Camp for Kids

The school break is quickly approaching and it can be stressful for working parents to find childcare. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to take advantage of Spring Break Camp, March 18th-22nd fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Accepting Final Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of disaster recovery housing assistance for the original $33,794,000 awarded through a Community Development Block Grant. Applicants must have incurred damage to their homes in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Public Invited to My Historic SMTX Open House

Residents will have a second opportunity to provide input regarding the My Historic SMTX project on Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 West MLK Drive. 

The City of San Marcos Planning & Develop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Public Library News

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the San Marcos Public Library are co-sponsoring a free income tax assistance program at the library from February 2 to April 15 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mondays from 3 pm- 6 pm.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Annabelle

A little shy, a little reserved, but with a whole lot of love to give, Annabelle is searching for the perfect family that understands her. It takes a little bit of patience, but once Annabelle trusts you, she becomes a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

GRA Trail Riders Visit Downtown on their way to Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Marcos Main Street Program will host the Greater Randolph Area (GRA) Trail Riders on Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their annual stop in Downtown San Marcos as they travel to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Seeks Applicants for youth Program Funding

The City of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area during the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. 

Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to Host ‘Art and the Business of Art’ Workshop Jan. 31

The City of San Marcos will host a marketing and business workshop for artists at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E. Hopkins, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon.

The workshop, “Art and the Business of Art,” will cover promotion, event plann...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Oliver

Oliver is a social butterfly! He is extremely curious, loves playing with toys, and is very happy being held. Oliver is a beautiful one year old black domestic short hair with piercing eyes. He would be a great fit for any...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

WIC to Open New San Marcos Location

On Monday, January 28, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program offices in San Marcos will open their new office on The Village of San Marcos campus at 215 S. Reimer Ave.

The new location will feature extensive parking, a spacious waiting area, a bre...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Citizen Police Academy Class Starts in February

The San Marcos Police Department will begin its Winter Citizen Police Academy classes on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in the auditorium at the San Marcos Police Department, located at 2300 S IH-35.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 14-week course that...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Clerk’s Office Wins 5-Star Award

The San Marcos City Clerk’s office has won the Texas Department of State Health Services 2018 Exemplary Five Star Service Award for local vital statistics registrars.

“Margaret Salinas and Elizabeth Trevino are the dynamic duo that ach...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City Offices Closed Monday for MLK Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, San Marcos Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Tickets on sale now for Valentine’s celebration for 50 and over

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 20th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities.

This semi-formal event will be held on Friday, Febru...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Missing Hays County Man Found Dead in Blanco River

San Marcos Police and Fire personnel recovered the body of Omar Maya-Rangel (4.13.86) of Kyle, TX, on January 12 in the Blanco River.  Mr. Maya-Rangel had been missing since Dec. 28, 2018.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, San Marcos ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Plant Trees in Children’s Park

The City of San Marcos is hosting a community tree planting event at Children’s Park on January 19th, from 10am - 12:30pm.

Twenty trees will be planted to help beautify and shade the area around the playground. Please bring your own water and wea...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Traffic Control Box Art Installed; Designs by Local Artists

The City of San Marcos has installed three new pieces of public art on traffic control boxes at busy intersections in the community.

The Traffic Control Box Art program aims to enhance the city by adding works of art to the streetscape on surfaces that are...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste Saturday – 750 River Road

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Jan 12 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 Ri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Demeter

Such a lovable and playful girl! Demeter is a one year old domestic short haired tabby who will happily follow you wherever you go. Demeter does great with other cats, including her sister and kennelmate, Persephone. She ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

SMPD Arrests Shooter and Serial Rock Thrower

New Year’s Day Shooting Injures Three, SMPD Makes Arrest

On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, San Marcos Police arrested Korey Ryan Aleman (6.14.95) of New Braunfels, TX, for a shooting that occurred on San Antonio St. on Jan.1.  Aleman has been c...

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Posted on: January 5, 2019

SMPD Press Conference Details Officer Involved Shooting

Chief of Police Chase Stapp held a brief press conference at 11 a.m. today at the San Marcos Police Department, 2300 S IH-35, to provide details about an officer involved shooting that occurred in San Marcos last night. 

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat of the Week:  Paulie

What a sweet cat! Paulie is affectionate, playful and curious. This two-year-old boy loves to wrestle with stuffed animals so much, he has the potential to be a great mouser. Paulie got his name because he is a Polydactyl,...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Animal Shelter Extends Hours to Assist Adoptions

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is expanding its adoption hours starting January 2, 2019. 

The new Adoption Center hours will be from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the adoption center will be o...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

City Invites Human Services Agency Applications

The City of San Marcos is now accepting Human Service Agency applications for funding for 2019-2020 budget allocations.  Applications are due by February 15, 2019.

Agencies may pick up an application from the Finance Department in the Municipal Bu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

San Marcos Fire Chief Appointed to One-Call Board of Texas

In mid-December, San Marcos Fire Chief Lester “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 t...

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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: 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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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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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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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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