1. News & Announcements

  1. Boil Water Notice Canceled

    Boil Water Notice Canceled After Water Main Break

    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.... Read on...
  2. NF - Sustainable Summer Movies

    Summer Sustainable Movie Series Starts June 18

    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... Read on...
  3. Boil water advisory issued

    Boil Water Notice Issued After Water Main Break

    On June 14, a major water main break occurred and caused system pressures to drop below acceptable levels in certain service areas. A boil water notice is issued... Read on...
  4. Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    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... Read on...
  5. NF - Emergency Broadband Benefit

    Residents Encouraged to Apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit Assistance

    The City encourages residents to apply for the Federal Communications Commission Emergency Broadband Benefit program.... Read on...
  6. NF - Ride to Remember

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

    The non-profit organization Beyond the Call of Duty will stop in San Marcos during its annual ride in honor of fallen officer Justin Putnam.... Read on...
  7. Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance program Available

    Rent, Mortgage, & 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. Funding for the program is ... Read on...
  8. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    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... Read on...
  9. NF - Call for Mural Artists

    City Calling Local, Regional Artists for Mural Gallery

    The San Marcos Mural Arts and Main Street Programs are seeking local and regional artists to create a downtown mural gallery. The application deadline is June 16.... Read on...
  10. Fan Drive Starts NF

    City of San Marcos Accepting Fan Drive Donations

    The donations, accepted through July 2, benefit members of the San Marcos community that do not have, or cannot afford, air conditioning during the summer months.... Read on...
  11. NF - Mermaid Capital of Texas

    San Marcos Designated Mermaid Capital of Texas

    On May 24, Governor Abbott signed SCR 9, officially designating the City of San Marcos as the Mermaid Capital of Texas. The designation will remain until 2031.... Read on...
  12. Rec Hall Renaming

    City Seeking Recommendations for City Recreation Hall Renaming

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Rec Department is asking the community to submit suggestions for the renaming of the City Recreation Hall on Charles Austin Drive.... Read on...
  13. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Raygar is a handsome, 6-year-old Boxer mix who knows the ropes! He knows sit, heel, and has even served as a service dog before! Raygar doesn’t like small critters... Read on...
  14. Join us for SMTX 2021

    SMTX 2021 to Highlight Achievements, Teamwork in San Marcos

    The presentation includes comments from Mayor Jane Hughson, City staff, and local business owners and may be viewed online or on local government cable channels.... Read on...
  15. CoSM Memorial Day Closures NF

    City Offices Closed Memorial Day

    City offices including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.... Read on...
  16. Memorial Day Weekend

    San Marcos Honors Veterans on 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... Read on...
  17. CDBG Applications Now Open

    Applications Now Open for Annual CDBG Funds

    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... Read on...
  18. NF - Stage 1 Restrictions

    San Marcos to Return to Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

    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... Read on...
  19. NF- City no longer requiring masks

    San Marcos Removes Mask Requirement in City Facilities

    The City of San Marcos revised its personal protection requirements inside City facilities and in outdoor public settings following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive... Read on...
  20. ARP Funding NF

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

    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. Read on...
  21. CARTS Route Change

    CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

    The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) interurban 1517 route has paused operations through Monday, May 31. The route will resume under a modified... Read on...
  22. NF CHILDRENS PARK REPAIRS

    Sections of Playscape to Close at Children's Park

    Beginning May 14, sections of the playscape at Children’s Park will close while a shade structure is installed over the playground. Children's Park will remain open... Read on...
  23. Community Development Block Grant City Council Public Hearing

    Council to Hold Public Hearing on CDBG Action Plan

    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... Read on...
  24. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    This 2-year-old boy has been at the shelter since February 6, 2021. He's house-trained and walks nicely on a leash. All he wants is love, attention, and some belly... Read on...
  25. Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

    Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

    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... Read on...
  26. Applications Now Open Coronavirus Relief Grants

    Applications Open for 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 ... Read on...
  27. NF - Wastewater Rates

    City Council Approves Wastewater Rate Adjustment

    The temporary change in the formula used to calculate residential wastewater rates will ensure City customers are not overcharged as a result of Winter Storm Uri.... Read on...
  28. NF - Arts Master Plan

    City Hosts Virtual Workshop for Arts Master Plan

    Public feedback will help the City examine the market for arts in the area, survey arts and cultural assets, and determine the needs of local arts organizations.... Read on...
  29. 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... Read on...
  30. NF - GREAT RACE

    San Marcos to Showcase Unique Cars During Great Race

    Antique, vintage, and collector cars will roll through San Marcos next month during Great Race. Participating teams will stop downtown for lunch Saturday, June 19.... Read on...
  31. Additional Brush Drop-Off

    City Offers Additional Brush Drop-Off for Winter Storm Cleanup

    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... Read on...
  32. NF - REC Program

    Sign Up Begins May 1 for Renewable Energy Credit Program

    The REC program will begin May 1 and allows customers to purchase energy that has been metered and verified from renewable sources, including wind and solar power.... Read on...
  33. Nominations Open for Outstanding Senior Citizen Award

    Nominees wanted for Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

    The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board is now accepting nominations for the San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award. Read on...
  34. Stage 2 Restrictions

    San Marcos to Enter Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

    The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday, Apr. 25 at noon. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 2 on Apr. 20.... Read on...
  35. Celebrate Earth Day-2

    Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

    The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day by offering free rides on all services Thursday, April 22, 2021. Masks are required for all riders.... Read on...
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    Man Arrested after Firing Weapon Near Businesses

    On Sunday, April 18, at 8:48 p.m., San Marcos Police were dispatched to the Sync at Purgatory Creek Apartments, 1951 Hunter Road, for a discharged firearm call.... Read on...
  37. NF- SMFD Awards

    Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

    San Marcos Fire Captain Louis Gonzales was recognized with the Fire Safety Award. Senior Administrative Assistant Kimberly Cisneros received the President Award.... Read on...
  38. City Hall Shred Day

    City Shred Date Scheduled for April 17 at City Hall

    The San Marcos City Clerk’s office will sponsor a free Shred Day for San Marcos and Hays County residents on Saturday, Apr. 17 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins Street... Read on...
  39. NF- Steps Forward Day-2

    LCRA Volunteers Help Beautify Downtown San Marcos

    For the third year, LCRA selected the City of San Marcos as a recipient of its Steps Forward Day program, which encourages employees to complete service projects.... Read on...
  40. PUBLIC MEMORIAL

    Public Memorial to Honor Fallen San Marcos Police Officer Justin Putnam

    The San Marcos Police Department will host a memorial honoring Officer Justin Putnam on the first anniversary of his death, Sunday, Apr. 18, at Five Mil Dam Park.... Read on...
  41. NF- OIS INVESTIGATION

    I-35 Incident Results in Officer-Involved Shooting

    At approximately 12:19 a.m. SMPD officers were alerted to a male walking in traffic on Interstate 35 near southbound mile marker 204 for Seguin (TX-82, TX-123).... Read on...
  42. SAN MARCOS POLICE

    Suspect Uses Kitchen Knife in Aggravated Robbery

    The San Marcos Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery that occurred Monday, Apr. 5 and is asking the public for assistance.... Read on...
  43. Brush Drop Off Mulch Pick Up

    Brush Drop-Off and Community Clean Up Scheduled for April 10

    The City of San Marcos will host its brush drop-off and community cleanup for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, April 10... Read on...
  44. Funds awarded towards transit operations

    City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

    The City of San Marcos has been awarded $1.16 million in federal funding to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated... Read on...
  45. Water Restrictions for City of San Marcos

    San Marcos to Enter Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

    Due to dropping aquifer levels, the City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective Sunday, April 4 at noon. Stage 1 is implemented when the... Read on...
  46. NF- Control Tour Hours

    Tour Hours Extended at San Marcos Regional Airport

    The operational hours of the Air Traffic Control Tower at San Marcos Regional Airport will extend to meet the logistic needs generated by increased air traffic.... Read on...
  47. NF HOPKINS WEBSITE

    New Website Offers Feedback Opportunity for Section of Hopkins Street Improvements Project

    The City of San Marcos will launch an interactive website that gives residents an opportunity to learn about proposed improvements for a section of Hopkins Street.... Read on...
  48. NF River Cleanup-2

    Volunteers Keep Tons of Trash Out of San Marcos River

    Nearly 900 volunteers participated in the 36th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up and picked up tons of trash and debris in and along the Upper San Marcos River.... Read on...
  49. NF - Public Comment Requested

    Public Comments Requested for CDBG-Disaster Recovery Amendment

    The City invites residents to provide comments on proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Action Plan.... Read on...
  50. Call for Artists

    City Seeks Artist for New Mural in San Marcos

    The San Marcos Arts Commission is looking for artists to design and paint a mural on an exterior wall of the Papa John’s Pizza located at 216 E. Hopkins Street... Read on...
  51. Sessom Creek Natural Area

    Work to Begin on Sessom Creek Natural Area Restoration Project

    Beginning Monday, Mar. 22 crews will remove invasive trees, stabilize eroding slopes and introduce native seeds and plants to restore biodiversity to the watershed.... Read on...
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    City of San Marcos Advocates for Residents, Businesses

    Staff and elected officials participate in the legislative process on behalf of residents and businesses as the 87th Texas Legislative Session reaches deadlines.... Read on...
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    SMPD Officer Attends Racial Intelligence Training

    Last month, the San Marcos Police Department reinforced its commitment to safety, accountability and community engagement by attending a training with AISD Police.... Read on...
  54. NF Murder Suspect Arrested

    San Marcos Police Arrest Murder Suspect in San Antonio

    San Marcos Police have arrested 42-year-old Kiril St. John Sokoloff (DOB 06/03/1978) in San Antonio for the murder of a San Marcos woman on Friday, March 12, 2021.... Read on...
  55. HOME IMPROVEMENT EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

    City Launches Home Improvement Equipment Lending Program

    The City is launching the Home Equipment Lending Program to provide residents the chance to check out items to complete basic outdoor home improvement projects.... Read on...
  56. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

    Police Investigate Weekend Deadly Conduct Incidents

    The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public to assist with providing information related to four deadly conduct incidents that occurred ... Read on...
  57. BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED

    Boil Water Advisory Lifted & Plumbing Permit Fees Waived

    Effective today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, the City of San Marcos has lifted the boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers as testing ... Read on...
  58. HELP US CONSERVE WATER

    City Urges Water Conservation Through the Weekend

    The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation for all City of San Marcos water customers throughout the weekend to help stabilize the water pressure ... Read on...
  59. BOIL WATER ADVISORY

    City Issues Boil Water Advisory & Urges Residents to Conserve Energy

    Effective today, February 17, 2021, the City of San Marcos is issuing a boil water advisory for all City of San Marcos water customers due to water pressure ... Read on...
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    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. Read on...
  61. City Seal

    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... Read on...