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Posted on: May 19, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Banks (49643248)

Banks is a goofy boy who is looking for an adventure buddy! He is a 2-year-old Rottweiler/Mix who loves meeting new people and making friends with other dogs his size. Banks has loved going on Dog's Day Out where ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Yuki (49826568)

If a perfect pup existed, Yuki would be at the top of the list! This 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier is the sweetest girl you'll ever meet. She loves playing with other dogs and meeting new people. Yuki is ver...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

City of San Marcos Invites Community to SMTX 2022

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On Tuesday, May 24, the City of San Marcos will host its annual citywide update, SMTX 2022. The event will be held at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins St., beginning at 6 p.m. 

This is the fourth SMTX presentation from the City, and t...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Dog Beach Closed for Maintenance Work

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City-contracted crews will position fencing and close Dog Beach for maintenance to repair stonework and protect against future erosion beginning the week of May 9, 2022. The closure will extend into the water approximately 1/3 the width of the river adjac...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Rio Vista Falls to Open May 7

Rio Vista Falls Open May 7

The Falls on the San Marcos River at Rio Vista Park will be open for use beginning on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Falls were closed for repair in October of 2021. Most of the fencing will be removed from the area except for the work staging area and portio...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

May 5, 2022

Dog of the Week: Chickorita (49949694)

Chickorita is a very photogenic white ball of fluff who loves to greet new people with a big smile! She is two years old and weighs 58 pounds. In her free time, Chickorita enjoys going on walks, playing with squeaky t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

City to Host Marketing Workshop for Artists, Event Organizers

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The City of San Marcos Arts Commission will host a marketing workshop geared toward event organizers on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E. Hopkins St. 

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Music on the Square Returns in May

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Beginning May 6, the City of San Marcos will kick off Music on the Square, a free family-friendly concert series. Free concerts will be held every Friday in May on the lawn of the Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Guests are invited t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

April 28, 2022

Dog of the Week: Lil Chicken (49825124)

Lil Chicken is a happy four-month-old pup with lots of energy and a very boopable nose! She has long legs and floppy ears too! Lil Chicken loves playing with other dogs and hopes she will have a buddy in her furever ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

San Marcos Police Investigating Fatal Crash

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On Monday, April 25, 2022, at approximately 1:38 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to I-35 near the 210 mile marker regarding a vehicle collision. Emergency crews arrived on scene and discovered a white Chevrolet truck on its roof in the southbound lanes....

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

April 21, 2022

Dog of the Week: Lucien (49046683)

What's big and blonde and cuddly all over? Lucien! This laid-back 6-year-old dude is super cool. He loves bacon and is ready to learn all sorts of tricks. He enjoys playing with other dogs his size and meeting ne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

San Marcos Activity Center to Reopen May 2

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Following an extended closure to repair flood damage, the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins Street, will reopen for community use on Monday, May 2, 2022. The Activity Center unexpectedly closed on October 29, 2021, after a pipe failure caused seve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Stephens Named 2022 Fire Chief of the Year

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On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens was honored by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Stephens was presented with the Fire Chief of the Year award during a ceremony at the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in Wac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

San Marcos to Enter Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

STAGE 2 DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS

Due to dropping aquifer levels, the City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday, April 17 at noon. Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 feet above mean sea...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - April 14, 2022

Dog of the Week: Amber (49581904)

Amber is a beautiful Boerboel mix with stunning fur and cute floppy ear! This sweet girl is looking for a quiet home with no kids so she can feel calm and relaxed every day. She loves being outside and playing tug with jus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week - April 7, 2022

Dog of the Week: Ollie (49798302)

Ollie is a handsome 5-year-old German Shepherd mix! He has very long legs, weighs over 100 pounds, has striking light brown eyes, and the cutest floppy ears. He likes playing with dog friends, especially laid-back females,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Fair Housing Q & A with Austin Tenants Council

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April is National Fair Housing Month and the City of San Marcos is hosting a Q & A on April 21 from 7-8 pm with the Austin Tenants Council! Topics of discussion include housing discrimination and the services and protections that are available to help...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

River Clean Up Totals Are In!

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The 37th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up was held on March 5, 2002. Approximately 625 volunteers picked up trash and debris in and along the Upper San Marcos River to Stokes Park, the river’s tributaries: Cottonwood, Purgatory, Sink, Sessom, and Willow ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Request for Information

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The City of San Marcos (“City”) is issuing this Request for Information (“RFI”) to obtain information about services related to title research for project design (ownership and easement information) and commitments ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Shred Day: April 23, 2022

Shred Day April 23, 2022

Mark your calendars for Shred Day! This free event is put on by the City Clerk's Office and is for San Marcos and Hays County residents only.Saturday, April 23, 20229:00 am - 12:00 noon (or until truck is full)San Marcos City Hall Parking LotLearn more: h...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Palomo (46230421)

Palomo is a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix that is no stranger to shelter staff. He's been in and out of the shelter since December of 2020 and is quite the escape artist. He will need a furever home with a fence...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Arts Commission Seeks Qualified Artists for New Sculpture

Call for Artists

The San Marcos Arts Commission has issued a national call for artist qualifications for a new outdoor sculpture to be placed in Ramon Lucio Park near the mixed-use path and Cheatham Street.

“We’re looking for an artist or team who can a...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

CM Allen Parkway Named 2022 Great Street in Great Places in Texas Awards

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CM Allen Parkway was named Great Street in Texas 2022 as part of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter's Great Places in Texas awards last week. This project was a collaboration between the City's Planning & Development and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

City Selected for National Housing Solutions Lab Network

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Earlier this month, the City of San Marcos was selected to join the Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network. The nationally funded initiative offers small and midsize cities from across the country an opportunity to work together to address pressing hou...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

San Marcos Police Investigating Fatal Crash

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at approximately 4:45 p.m., San Marcos Police responded to a major traffic collision on State Highway 80 near Walmart. San Marcos Fire Department and Hays County EMS also responded to the collision, which involved a Ford F-15...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Emma (47625089)

Meet Emma! This girl was born with springs in her feet and can jump super high! That being said, she'll need a home with a backyard that has a high fence. Emma has high energy, so she will need an adopter who can t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Applications Open March 27 for Annual CDBG Funds

CDBG Applications Now Open

Applications will soon open for the annual Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. Approximately $750,000 is available to support eligible projects and program administration primarily benefitting low-to-moderate income residents in San Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

San Marcos Regional Airport Named TxDOT Reliever Airport of the Year

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Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division named the San Marcos Regional Airport as its 2022 Reliever Airport of the Year. The award was presented to the City on March 3, 2022, during the 40th Texas Aviation C...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Party in Your Park Returns for 2022 on March 25

Party in Your Park Returns March 25

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the first Party in Your Park of the 2022 series on Friday, Mar. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Anita Reyes Park, 401 Broadway St.  

The Party in Your Park series occurs four times a year. The ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Comment Period Opens for Preferred Scenario Map

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The City of San Marcos is now collecting comments on the Preferred Scenario Map draft, a key component of the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan. The map will help guide and manage future growth in San Marcos.

The map is available online at https://arcg.is/1fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

San Marcos to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions

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The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective this Sunday, March 13th at noon. Stage 1 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 660 feet above mean sea level (msl).  On March 9...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Craddock Avenue Bike Lane Pilot Project to Begin

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Beginning the week of March 14, the Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Engineering Department, is scheduled to begin work on the Craddock Avenue Buffered Bike Lane Pilot Project.

The Buffered Bike Lane Pilot Project is a 6-month trial project...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Driver Arrested Following Fatal Hit and Run Crash

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, San Marcos Police arrested 21-year-old Giovanni Fernandez (DOB 05/04/2000) of Canyon Lake, TX for a crash that occurred Saturday, March 5, 2022, and resulted in the death of 31-year-old Adam Martinez.

At approximately 6:45 a.m. o...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Temporary San Marcos CARTS Route Suspension

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UPDATE: All routes are back in service!

UPDATE: Route 2/3 is back in service. Route 6/7 is still suspended.

San Marcos CARTS transit service for routes 2/3 and 6/7 have been suspended temporarily.

Route 1, Route 4, and Route 5 will run as usual. Paratransit ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

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The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau is now accepting nominations for the Rogers Family Tourism Awards. There are two awards open for nomination: The Rogers Family Tourism Award and Rogers Family Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Texas WIC Adds Formula Options For Families Affected By Recall

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Texas WIC is actively working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Abbott, the makers of Similac, on the impact of the recent infant formula recall, and WIC has temporarily added more options. Texas WIC has sent text messages directly to clients wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Skate Park to Close Next Week for Graffiti Removal

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The San Marcos Skate Park, 625 E. Hopkins, will be closed for graffiti removal Monday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, Mar. 2.  The park will reopen for use on Thursday, Mar. 3. 

“The extensive amount of vandalism on the structures w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

City Earns GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

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For the 42nd time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of San Marcos the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award is for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The Cert...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

City Offices Closed for Presidents Day

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City of San Marcos offices, including the Public Library, Animal Shelter, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents. Day.

All CARTS routes will operate on schedule.

Trash and recycling services will run on schedule.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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

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

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