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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Changes to Human Services Agency Application Process

group of children playing in a field

The City of San Marcos is reminding organizations that the Human Services Application process for funding has changed. Under the new process, applications will be due in August; previously they were due in February each year.

Human Services agencies in San...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown dog outside looking at camera

Lando

 

Lando is feeling frisky and ready to play! This two-year-old boy has the most gorgeous green eyes. He loves to play and chase, but might get a little too excited, so it’s best to use toys rather than your hands. Lando will do best...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 27 to Mar. 4

Library News

Early Explorers

February 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Brief Pursuits Result in Overnight Arrests

Aubrianna Alvarez and Elijah Montez

San Marcos Police engaged in two vehicle pursuits in the same area of town at approximately the same time overnight on February 25, 2020. SMPD Interim Chief Bob Klett said social media posts incorrectly reported that gun shots were fired during these inci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

35th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up

Group of volunteers standing behind pile of collected trash from clean-up

The City of San Marcos, Texas State University and the City of Kyle are calling on volunteers to register for the 35th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up, which takes place March 7 from8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This annual event aims to pick up litter ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City of San Marcos 50+ Events for March 2020

Parks and Recreation News Image

50+ Duplicate Bridge

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center.  Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

Library News

Creation Station

February 20, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This program provides children a chance to explore many art forms. Come stretch your creativity with different art and maker projects each month! All supplies provided. Ages 5-10.

Job Search and R&eacu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

River and Bike Path Map

On Monday, Feb. 17 residents and park patrons will begin to see construction on a new ADA-compliant bicycle and pedestrian concrete trail in and around the areas of Children’s Park, Rio Vista Park and Ramon Lucio Park.

The trail will be a 1.7-mil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cat looking at camera in kennel

Beans

This boy is a wiggly, happy soul! Beans is a three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who loves treats and will patiently wait by your feet for his next snack. He is potty trained and is working to walk nicely on a leash. Beans would be a gr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City Scores Fourth in Texas for Stormwater Treatment

Bishop Street Permeable Paver Sidewalk

Out of nine cities and one county ranked across the state, the City of San Marcos placed fourth on the Annual Environment Texas Stormwater Scorecard for 2020.

The Scorecard evaluates stormwater management policies of local governments, particularly in how ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City Spring Break Camp Registration Now Open

Olivia R. and Dottie A. at the San Marcos Discovery Center holding handmade seed balls. Seed Balls (

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Dr, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Monday, Mar. 16 through Friday, Mar. 20.

Parks and Recreation Department staff will keep chi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 13 through Feb. 19

Library News

High School Equivalency Registration

February 13, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Texas Rangers Arrest Former City Staffer for Theft

Jason Pence

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Texas Rangers arrested Jason Pence (06/15/78) on charges of Theft by a Public Servant more than $30,000 but less than $150,000 following a lengthy investigation.

A December news article detailed concerns and prompted other ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Offices Closed Next Monday for Presidents’ Day

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Animal Shelter, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Mon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Mayor Elected CAPCOG Executive Committee Chair

Mayor Jane Hughson

San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson is the new Chair of the Executive Committee for the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).  

“I am honored to work alongside other area leaders in this new role.  We are truly a regional boar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Duff

 

Are you searching for a companion who wants nothing but love? Then Duff is your man! This two-year-old sweetheart is obsessed with attention and affection. Duff absolutely adores scratches behind the ears and will happily play with toys. He ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

City Seeks Public Feedback on Annual CDBG Funding

City Seal

The City of San Marcos is kicking off a community outreach campaign seeking public input on the City’s annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Feb. 6 through Feb. 12

Library News

LEGO Mania

February 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

February 7, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for February 12

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The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 9, which includes Hunter’s Hill, Willow Creek, and Kissing Tree on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Village Main, 215 S. Reimer Ave. The event is ope...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

February City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check

with the City Clerk’s office for official postings.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Tuesday, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

Library News

Early Explorers

January 30, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5.

Mic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Feedback Sought on Mitigation and Recovery Funding

City Seal

The City of San Marcos is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.to provide information and seek public comment about the proposed draft Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Best Friends For Life (BFFL) Program To Begin March 2

Photo of child on horse with two adults helping the horse to walk slowly in a fenced area

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Texas State University’s Therapeutic Recreation graduate students, will host the inclusive recreation program, Best Friends For Life (BFFL), starting Monday, Mar. 2 at t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Valentine Mailbox Opens in Kissing Alley

Photo of Kissing Alley Mailbox

The San Marcos Main Street Program kicked off their annual Love Letters from Downtown campaign by opening the Valentine mailbox in Kissing Alley. It will be open through Friday, Feb. 14.

“There’s no holiday better suited for a hallmarke...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Two Arrested After Weekend Chase Ends in San Marcos

San Marcos Police

Two men are facing charges from both the San Marcos and New Braunfels Police Departments after stealing two vehicles and evading officers. At approximately 7:44 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, the San Marcos Police Department received notification from the New Bra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black dog outside looking at camera

Honey

This kitty is full of love! Honey is a two-year-old girl who can’t stop herself from exploring her surroundings. She’s a little bit of a diva and wants all the love to herself, so she would prefer to be the only kitty in the home....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Senior Expo Featuring Vendors, Services on Jan. 30

Photo of seniors walking around booths at 2018 Senior Expo

The Ninth Biennial Senior Citizen Expo will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. The free event is hosted by the San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the Senior Citizen Advisory Board. Se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

Graphic featuring text information for Transit Community Meetings over a photo of a bus stop

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three follow-up community meetings in an effort to seek public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos communi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 23 through Jan. 29

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

January 23, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us this month in our Passport to Reading challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book with an animal in it. Both fiction and nonfiction books are welcome! Each P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

February Parks & Recreation Programming for Ages 50+

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ Duplicate Bridge 

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation Project Public Meeting 2/6

Photo of San Marcos Activity Center

The City of San Marcos will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss the City’s proposed project to construct a berm/floodwall structure between River Road and the Blan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brindle dog looking at camera

Buttercup

A very special kitty looking for a special home! Buttercup is a brave girl who has won over all of our hearts. She’s one year old and came to us as a stray. She has been diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes and is likely blind. However,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

Library News

Growing Up Wild

January 16, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally from 2019

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

San Marcos THE BUS routes will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tickets Available for 50+ Valentine’s Celebration

Photo of couple laughing at Golden Sweethearts Ball

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 21st annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. Couples and singles ages 50 and above are invited ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Six Arrested After Foot and Vehicle Pursuit

Johnson, Wilson and Fields

Six people are facing charges in San Marcos after reportedly stealing purses from customers at Walmart, stealing a car from the parking lot and running from police.

At approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday afternoon, San Marcos police officers were dispatched to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to December Downtown Shooting

Vincent Favata

At approximately 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 10, the San Marcos Police Department arrested Vincent Favata (10/3/1975) in connection with a shooting in downtown San Marcos on December 17, 2019. The shooting injured two people st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black dog outside looking at camera

Marita

Don’t let this girl’s serious glare scare you away, she is one sweet kitty! Marita is a two-year-old calico who recently raised a full litter of kittens. Now that her kittens are old enough to be adopted, she’s ready to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

New City Management Meet & Greet on Jan. 23

Community Meet and Greet Graphic

The public is invited to attend a community meet and greet with new executive staff from the City of San Marcos on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Spring Lake Ballroom at the Embassy Suites, 1001 E. McCarty Ln.

Newly appointed Assistant City...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

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The City of San Marcos Public Services Department will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

Library News

High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Registration

January 9, 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Adults wanting to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Sunset Acres Subdivision Improvements Meeting Jan. 14

Sunset Acres Scope Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff will hold a neighborhood meeting on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision at the Mendez Elementary School cafeteria, 1805 Peter Garza Dr., at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Overnight Double Fatality Rollover Incident on SH-123

San Marcos Police Department Seal

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a rollover incident that occurred near the 1000 block of SH-123 northbound last night and resulted in two fatalities.

At approximately 11:58 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, SMPD was dispatched to the scene of a s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown dog outside looking at camera

Christian Bale

It won’t take long for this sweet boy to win you over! Christian Bale is two years old and loves to play and cuddle. When you approach his kennel, Christian will sweetly reach out and ask for some pets. One minute this boy will be ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Sights and Sounds Achieves Zero-Waste Status

Graphic showing the Sights and Sounds weights for 2017-2019

For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the 2019 Sights and Sounds of Christmas achieved zero-waste status, meaning that 10 percent or less of all the waste from the event was sent to the landfill.

“A goal like this is not ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 2 through Jan. 8

Library News

Job Search and Résumé Assistance

January 2, 10 a.m.

Applying for work? This program provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on job seeking, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

January City Hall Calendar

City Seal

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

 Wednesday, January 1, 2020

            City Holiday – ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Arts Commission Calls for Traffic Control Box Art Designs

Centerpoint Art

The San Marcos Arts Commission is issuing a call for artists to create designs for traffic control boxes along Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos as part of the Traffic Control Box Art Program. Applications are due Friday, Jan.17.

Artists are invited to submit de...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 26 to Dec. 31

Library News

Thank You Card Craft

December 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you get some good presents? Make thank you cards to show your appreciation! For all ages. Supplies provided.

Storytime

December 31, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Grey tabby cat looking at camera

Dustin Hoffman

Such a beautiful boy! Dustin Hoffman is an 11-month-old boy who does well on a leash, knows a few commands and fetches! He is eager to be your very best friend and will sit for you before you even offer the command. Dustin really has it all:...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

Photo of board meeting in City Hall Council Chambers

The City of San Marcos seeks to fill vacancies on more than 20 City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and forward them to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, Jan. 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2019

UPDATE: Pedestrian Named in Monday's IH-35 Fatality

City Seal

The San Marcos Police Department has confirmed contact with the next of kin and released the name of the pedestrian who was pronounced deceased on Monday morning after being struck by multiple vehicles on northbound IH-35.

The victim has been identified as...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Tan dog outside looking at camera

Emma Watson

Any cat that will not only let you put a sweater on her for a photo, but enjoys the attention, is one cool cat! Emma Watson is nine-years-old. Adopting an older pet can be so rewarding, and senior cats can be low maintenance companions. Emma is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

December 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

December’s challenge is to read a book set in a country that fascinates you. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books.

C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

City of San Marcos 50+ Events for January 2020

Robert and Glenda at the 2017 Pickleball Tournament

50+ Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program – Third and Final Leg – Big City Tour – Houston to San Antonio to San Marcos

Kickoff Event - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center

The San Marcos Pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Council Approves Assistant City Manager Appointments, Stapp Named Public Safety Director

Joe Pantalion

The San Marcos City Council approved a recommendation by City Manager Bert Lumbreras to appoint Joe Pantalion and Stephanie Reyes as assistant city managers during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Joe Pantalion

Following an application and interview pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Police Searching for Suspect in Downtown Shooting

San Marcos Police

Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and injuring two people in downtown San Marcos early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to reports of gunshots at approximately 1:10 a.m. near Harper’s located at 139 East Hopkins Str...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

San Marcos Announces New Animal Services Manager

Jeanne Saadi

After a thorough search process, the City of San Marcos is naming Jeanne Saadi the new Animal Services Manager for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Saadi most recently served as the Animal Services Manager for the City of Mesquite, Texas, and has 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Offers Multiple Options for Christmas Tree Recycling

Wooden background with Christmas tree imprint and graphic overlay featuring Christmas tree recycling

The City of San Marcos is offering several ways to discard live Christmas trees:

  • Christmas tree drop off: Dec. 26, 2019 through Jan. 10, 2020 at 401 E. Hopkins (Grant Harris parking lot). Trees of all sizes with no ornaments or tinsel will be mulched on si...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Update: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Graphic of text announcing "Boil Water Advisory Lifted" over background water pipe photo

Update: The City of San Marcos Water and Wastewater Utilities has lifted the boil water advisory after the results of a water quality sample taken from the Outlet Malls on Thursday, Dec. 12, demonstrated there was no contamination from the emerge...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and brown dog looking at camera outside

Sweet Thang

This gorgeous cat is a total ham! She’s a four-year-old Domestic Shorthair who will trick you into thinking she’s shy and reserved, but when she trusts you, she’ll purr loudly and happily accept your pets. Give her...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

City Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year

Close up of Christmas Decorations of hearts, pine branch, reindeer, berries, and Christmas tree

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Utility Offices and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday, and W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

Library News

Growing Up Wild

December 12, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month, followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10:00 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Six Suspects Arrested in Overnight Homicide

Hays County Jail Booking Photos of Angelo Quihuiz and John Coronado

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the parking lot of the Cedars Apartments, 1101 Leah Ave.

On Monday, Dec. 9 at approximately 11:34 p.m., SMPD officers were dispatched to a discharged firearm call at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Senior Citizen Expo Vendor Booths Still Available

Photo of vendors and attendees from the 2018 Senior Citizen Expo

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Citizen Advisory Board are hosting the Senior Citizen Expo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

This free event wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Drop Off Brushy Waste This Saturday, Dec. 14

Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at 750 River Road.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Holiday Spirit Abounds in Downtown San Marcos

COSM Mobility Hub

The City of San Marcos invites the public to walk, bike or drive through downtown San Marcos to get in the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year. These are a few of the City-sponsored installations that will be in place over the next month:

Herons ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

Banana Puddin’

This boy is all kitten! Banana Puddin’ is a three-month-old who loves to play with his siblings. He happily greets visitors with a meow and will reach his little paw out of his kennel and ask to play. Although Banana Pudd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

Library News

LEGO Mania

December 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

Storytime

December 6, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Yarn in the Com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

City to Dedicate Mural at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

A man wearing glasses, a camo shirt and plaid jacket stands in front of a brightly colored mural of

The City of San Marcos invites the public to celebrate the dedication of its newest mural on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park, 1000 Prospect Street.

The mural, titled “Wild Rice,” was completed in early...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

December City Hall Calendar

City Seal

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

Monday, December 2, 2019

City Council Proclamations – 4 p.m., City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

Citizens Utility Advisory Bo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Public Invited to Meet Animal Services Manager Finalists

City Seal

The City of San Marcos invites the public to meet the candidates for the Animal Services Manager search on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle.

Finalists will give brief introductions at 5 p.m. then public will be able to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

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 Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

texting

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

City Seal

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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