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Posted on: July 23, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Surpasses Capacity, Urges Adoptions

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced today, Friday, July 23, that it has surpassed its capacity and urged community members to help clear space for newly arriving pets. An adoption event planned for Sunday, July 25 at The Cigar Vault&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Drop Off Brushy Waste slated for Saturday July 24

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department will host an additional brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers this week to support cleaning efforts following recent storms. The drop-off will be available from 8 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

SMRAS Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Carol (48051565) 

Carol is a total Hallmark junkie! She's a hopeless romantic just waiting for her hooman in shining armor to sweep her out of the shelter! This 32-pound darling leans against you for love and just needs a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

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The City of San Marcos invites members of the community to join an Arts Master Planning Open House on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments ava...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Proposed Utility Disconnections Beginning August 31, Customers Urged to Apply for City-Funded Assist

Utility Assistance Newsflash

Disconnections and late fees for City of San Marcos utility customers are proposed to resume August 31, 2021. City Council will formally vote on the date during its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 3. 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Tip Leads to Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

Assault Suspect Arrested

On Friday, July 16, San Marcos Police arrested a suspect on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Trine Pastrano (DOB 02/29/1972) was taken into custody at approximately 1:40 p.m. after a citizen saw him dining at a restauran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Dusty (47732519)

Dusty (47732519) is far from shy! He's met all sorts of dog friends here and has been a super good boy. This cool, 65-pound husky finished his last heartworm treatment this week! Yay Dusty! Like most husky&apo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons Activate on East Hopkins

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Two new pedestrian hybrid beacons are now operational on East Hopkins Street. The beacons were installed as part of the City’s East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project, which broadened sidewalks to 10 feet wide, added pedestrian ligh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos Sustainable Summer Film Series continues this week with a free screening of “Motherload” at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 East Hopkins, on Friday, July 16 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The crowdsourced docume...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Police Ask for Help Finding Aggravated Assault Suspect

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The San Marcos Police Department requests assistance locating a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred July 11 at the Classic Inn, 921 North Interstate 35. A warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

City of San Marcos Selects Rob Fitch as Emergency Management Coordinator

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The City of San Marcos has selected Rob A. Fitch as its next Emergency Management Coordinator. Fitch begins his career in San Marcos Monday, July 12, and will be responsible for the City’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Graham (47751983) 

Graham is a little shy inside his cage, but once he comes, out he's Mr. Personality! This silly 2-year-old Shepherd/Basset Hound mix has been around other dogs here at the shelter and may enjoy the comp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo

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SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo 

 

On Thursday, July 1, San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) employees competed in the Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo. The competition offered a small group of employees from neighboring mun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Cape Road Closure for Installation of Storm Drain

Cape Road Closed

Beginning today, Tuesday, July 6, Cape Road will close to traffic for the installation of a storm drain. The installation is an extension of the Blanco Gardens Drainage Project and was added to the Main Lift Station Force Main Replacement Project as a res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fabio (46886783)

We know what you're thinking. How can a dog as handsome and unique as Fabio end up here? We have no idea because this guy is just too cute and too much fun! Fabio is an absolute TANK at 64 pounds. He loves toys, r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

City of San Marcos Offices to be Closed July 5

4th Of July City Closures

City of San Marcos offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Services at City Hall, the San Marcos Public Library, the San Marcos Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices will be unavailable. F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Qualified Homeowners Encouraged to Seek Mortgage Assistance

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The City of San Marcos encourages homeowners with single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to seek assistance with the FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Psyduck (47893151)

A boxer that looks like a platypus? Well, why not? Psyduck has a huge head and a very big brain. He’s 60 pounds of hugs, wiggles, and goofiness! 2-year-old Psyduck was found knocking on doors looking for a new ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

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The City of San Marcos is looking for community volunteers to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions. To be considered for appointment, interest applications must be submitted by Friday, July 30. 

The application form is available online at...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

SMFD to Host Groundbreaking for Fire Station 6

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a public groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. to mark the beginning of construction on the San Marcos Fire Department’s newest station. Station 6 will be located at 5716 S Old Bastrop Highway, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Yanez (47741262)

Yanez is such a cuddle bug! Once you get down to his level, be prepared to have 62 pounds of love lying in your lap. This 4-year-old boy has lived with other dogs, so he may enjoy having a fur-sibling, so long as mealtimes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

SummerFest July 4th Fireworks and Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest Call for Entries

41st Annual SummerFest

The 41st annual SummerFest fireworks show will be held on Sunday, July 4. There will not be a festival or concert, but members of the public are invited to submit photo entries for the virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Boil Water Notice Canceled After Water Main Break

Boil Water Notice Canceled

On June 14, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of San Marcos public water system, TX 1050001, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Summer Sustainable Movie Series Starts June 18

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This week, the City’s Keep San Marcos Beautiful program and the non-profit organization Sustainable San Marcos are kicking off a summer movie series focused on environmental awareness and sustainability. The series will begin with a free screeni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Boil Water Notice Issued After Water Main Break

Boil water advisory issued

Earlier today, June 14, a major water main break occurred and caused system pressures to drop below acceptable levels in certain areas. A boil water notice is therefore being issued for all addresses on the following streets: Longcope Loop, Philo Street, ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Selena (47553063)

Selena is a beautiful Norwegian Elkhound mix! We aren't sure what happened to her ear before coming to the shelter, but it sure does make her unique and extra cute! She loves her people and is super affectionate....

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit Assistance

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The City of San Marcos encourages eligible residents to apply for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The temporary program could help lower the cost of broadband service for households impacted by the COVID-19...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

End of Watch Ride Stops in San Marcos to Honor Officer Justin Putnam

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On Sunday, June 13, 2021, the non-profit organization Beyond the Call of Duty will stop in San Marcos during its End of Watch Ride to Remember in honor of fallen officer Justin Putnam. Two trailers with photos of fallen officers from across the country wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance Program Available

Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance program Available

The City of San Marcos encourages residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for utility, rent, and mortgage assistance through a newly funded program. A total of $567,825 in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) fundi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Lucille (47002181)

 Lucille would definitely get the award for the sweetest face! This 1-year-old pup has helped out shelter staff at the front desk, gone on a Dog's Day Out (she walked great on leash and wanted cuddles a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

City Calling Local, Regional Artists for Mural Gallery

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The San Marcos Mural Arts and Main Street Programs are seeking local and regional artists to create a downtown mural gallery at 111 E. MLK Drive on the wall facing South LBJ Drive.  The application deadline is June 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

City of San Marcos Accepting Fan Drive Donations

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The City of San Marcos is partnering with Community Action Inc. of Central Texas to accept donations benefitting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning during the warm summer months. 

The City is asking for don...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

San Marcos Designated Mermaid Capital of Texas

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On Monday, May 24, Governor Greg Abbott signed SCR 9, officially designating the City of San Marcos as the MermaidCapital of Texas. 

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. Erin Zwiener, whose districts cover San Marcos, brought forward the res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

City Seeking Recommendations for City Recreation Hall Renaming

Rec Hall Renaming

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is asking the community to submit suggestions for the renaming of the City Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

“The City Council requested that the Parks and Recreation Board recommend a new nam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

SMTX 2021 to Highlight Achievements, Teamwork in San Marcos

Join us for SMTX 2021

The City of San Marcos will present SMTX 2021, a citywide update for residents, on Monday, June 7 beginning at 6 p.m. The 20-minute video presentation will include comments from Mayor Jane Hughson, City staff, and local business owners and may be viewed o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

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City of San Marcos offices including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. 

The Animal Shelter receiving and reclaiming departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

San Marcos Honors Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

San Marcos will pay tribute to local veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend with special events at the San Marcos City Cemetery and the Hays County Veterans Memorial.

American Legion Post 144 and Scout Troop 112 will host a ceremony commemorating U.S. m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Applications Now Open for Annual CDBG Funds

CDBG Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the annual Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. A total of $823,415 is available to support eligible projects and program administration primarily benefitting low-to-moderate income residents in San Marcos.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

San Marcos to Return to Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

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Following generous rains over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, the City of San Marcos will return to Stage 1 water restrictions effective Sunday, May 23 at noon. The 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level hit 666.0 feet and the daily r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

San Marcos Removes Mask Requirement in City Facilities

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The City of San Marcos revised its personal protection requirements inside City facilities and in outdoor public settings following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-36 signed on May 18, 2021. As of May 19, face coverings are optional, not require...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

City of San Marcos Allocated $18.1 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding

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The City of San Marcos has been allocated $18.1 million as part of the $350 billion American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The funding is distributed by the U.S. Department of Treasury in response to the economic impact of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS Route Change

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31.  The route will resume under a modified schedule in June. 

Between June 1 and August 5, the interurban 1517 route wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Sections of Playscape to Close at Children's Park

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Beginning today, sections of the playscape at Children’s Park will close while a shade structure is installed over the playground. The closures are necessary to ensure safety while the project is completed. 

Children’s Park wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Council to Hold Public Hearing on CDBG Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant City Council Public Hearing

The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed programs and projects to fund through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2021-2022 Action Plan. Comments will be accepted during a virtual public hearing at the City Council’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Public Invited

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) will participate in and benefit from two upcoming events hosted at local businesses. Torchy’s Tacos, 301 N Guadalupe Street, will host Pups on the Patio Thursday, May 13. Puppies on th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Applications Open for Coronavirus Relief Grants

Applications Now Open Coronavirus Relief Grants

Applications are now open for City of San Marcos Coronavirus Relief-General Fund Grants. A total of $640,000 is available through grants that are intended to support the creation or expansion of programs or projects that assist individuals negatively impa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

City Council Approves Wastewater Rate Adjustment

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Beginning this month, wastewater rate calculations for City of San Marcos residential customers will be adjusted to minimize the impact of Winter Storm Uri. During their May 4 regular meeting, City Council approved a temporary change in the formula used t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Hosts Virtual Workshop for Arts Master Plan

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The City of San Marcos is seeking resident feedback to update the City’s Arts Master Plan, the guiding document for city officials as they set policy related to arts and culture in San Marcos. Feedback from the public will help the City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

May City Hall Calendar

May City Hall Calendar

Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Keep San Marcos Beautiful Hot Spot Clean Up – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Keep San Marcos Beautiful and th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

San Marcos to Showcase Unique Cars During Great Race

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Next month, antique, vintage, and collector cars will roll through San Marcos during Great Race, giving fans an up-close view. The teams participating in the controlled-speed endurance rally will stop downtown for lunch on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City Offers Additional Brush Drop-Off for Winter Storm Cleanup

Additional Brush Drop-Off

The City of San Marcos will host a brush waste drop-off event on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brush drop-off is typically held on the second Saturday of each month, but the City decided to offer an additional brush-drop off day to help residents...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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