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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Sam's Club San Marcos Donates Hot Pizzas

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Sam’s Club San Marcos once again proves to be an amazing community partner. Here they donate 15 hot pizzas to help feed the on-shift crew. Pictured is the Sam’s representative, Captain Garrett Jordan, and Captain Mo Orichuela. Thank yo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tanger Outlet Annual Donation

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San Marcos Fire Department is a proud recipient of a generous $1,000.00 donation from Tanger Outlet Mall. 

From left to right are Tanger Outlets representative Allison Murphy, Dean Domingo, San Marcos Fire Marshal’s Office Administrative...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

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The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Fire Department Online Request Form

Schedule a visit

Would you like to request a visit to or from the San Marcos Fire Department?

Click on the round "Schedule a Visit" button on our home page to submit your request using our online form. A minimum of two weeks advanced notice is required.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Many pancakes served at Pancakes with Santa

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The Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni Association hosted their annual fundraiser Pancakes with Santa on Saturday morning, December 14, 2019 at San Marcos Fire Station #5.  There were many smiles when Santa arrived riding Ol' Betsy. Former Mayor Danie...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

San Marcos Fire Department Open House was a success!

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Open house is a free, annual event held on the first Saturday in October. The goal is to learn about fire prevention with fun interactive events and demonstrations with fire truck rides, vehicle rescue, and more.

Fire Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held

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9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Was Held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.The San Marcos Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of 9-11 near the Fire Bell at San Marcos City Hall.

The program opened with a welc...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Swearing In Ceremony held at City Hall

Mayor Hughson & Chief Stephens perform the official Oath of Office with Firefighter Rudy Blasich

A badge pinning ceremony took place at City Hall on Monday, August 19, 2019.  Two firefighters, Rudy Blasich & Joshua Jahns, took their oath of office as a solemn promise to defend the Constitution of the United States. Firefighter badges wer...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Successful Fan Drive

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The San Marcos Fire Department has had a successful donation drive for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.  These will be donated to area seniors, people with disabilities, and households with children that are in financial need. Thanks...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

SMFD Jr. Fire Academy

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This summer's Jr. Fire Academy Summer Camp was a huge success. The kids learned about the various aspects of being a firefighter, life-saving techniques, fire safety and fire equipment. The SMFD hosted 48 children as part of their free summer camp program...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

State Farm Donation for SMFD Junior Fire Academy

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State Farm generously donated $4000 towards the San Marcos Fire Department Junior Fire Academy. The Fire Department is grateful for their support and generosity in offsetting expenses and helping to make this free summer camp possible for so many children...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony

Jana Green received retirement recognition after 24 years of service.

The Annual SMFD Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019. Here are some highlights below: 

(From left to right) Fire Marshal, Kelly Kistner with Captains Clint Foehner and Jonathan Henderson, who received their Peace Officer badg...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

New rules for mobile food units

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Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit.  Mobile Food Units currently permitted by the City who have grills, gas stoves, fryers, or other food equip...

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Neighborhood Enhancement

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Native Plant Sale now Online

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By growing native plants in your yard or at your business, you are sustaining pollinators, conserving water, and providing habitats to birds and other species. Thank you for helping our city conserve it’s unique ecology and natural beauty!

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

City River Parks Reopen Friday, Caution Still Advised

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Starting this Friday, May 22, the City of San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks to active recreation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Park visitors are advised and expected to use caution and exercise responsibility to help prevent the spread of ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Virtual

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos and local stakeholders have decided to commemorate Memorial Day virtually by creating a short video ceremony to share with the public starting on Monday, May 25. The video will be shared to the&...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Community Invited to Personalize Children’s Park Fence Pickets

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In honor of the second anniversary of the reopening of the remodeled, inclusive Children’s Park Playscape, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is inviting community members to purchase personalized fence pickets upon which the...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed, Issues New Advisory

COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPHIC CITY PARKS

Mayor Jane Hughson has ordered parks to remain closed until further notice effective as of 11 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, April 21 and has issued a new public health advisory strongly recommending San Marcos residents to follow CDC guidelines for social dist...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Phase 1 to Reopen Texas Businesses Starts May 1

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On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott released a new Executive Order (GA 18) outlining plans for the first phase of cautiously reopening Texas businesses while prioritizing COVID-19 safety restrictions. Testing will also be increased across the state in order t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Travel Group Trips Canceled

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The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Travel Group trips for the Spring and Summer have been canceled. 

If you wish to take a virtual trip visit our Virtual Recreation Center here.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Senior Wellness Checks to begin

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is offering wellness checks to anyone 60+ who would like to be called during the stay-at-home order issued by Hays County. If you or someone you know would like a social wellness check, call 512.393.8...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Issues Order to Stay at Home, Work Safe with Curfew

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To help stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hays County residents will be under a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order effective March 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020. The Order may be rescinded or extended as nece...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Closing River Parks Today Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPHIC RIVER PARKS

In an effort to protect public health and to discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing all river front parks effective today, March 24, at 11 p.m.

Parks affected include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, Child...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 10, 2020

All City Parks, Trails, Natural Areas to Close Easter Weekend

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To continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, the City of San Marcos will close ALL parks, playscapes, natural areas, open spaces, and trails from 11 p.m., Friday, April 10, until ear...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City to Close Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms due to COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE GRAPIC

In an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Fri., March 20, 2...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Clarifies Order Restrictions on Restaurants & Bars

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Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 10 persons or more anywhere within the city limits until April 1, 2020, the City is clarifying how the occupancy restrictions appl...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor’s Order Now Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 Persons

Notice : Special Announcement

Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 50 persons or more anywhere within the city limits, she signed a new Order today that reduces that number to 10 persons. ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

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Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Stree...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2020

San Marcos River Shared Use Pathway Project Underway

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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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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The April 2nd Historic Preservation Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos. With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distancing techn...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th P&Z Meeting Cancelled

The March 24th Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been cancelled by the City of San Marcos.  With the number of commissioners, staff, and public expected to attend it has been determined that the current gathering order and social distanc...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Citizen Comments - Planning & Zoning Commission

Citizens wishing to speak during the Citizen Comment Period at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, March 24, 2020, may sign up in person at City Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Written comments may be sent to planninginfo@sanma...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Help the City of San Marcos decide the top priorities for CDBG funds

The City of San Marcos receives approximately $600,000 per year in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funds. Every five years, City Council chooses the top priority categories for these funds through the Consolidated Plan process. From 2015-...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Thompson/Cape Dam and Ditch Engineering Structure Agenda Update

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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 council can be...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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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.

“We’ve receiv...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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“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,” said Mayo...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

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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: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

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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

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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

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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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Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-11 (Lantana on Bastrop)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by David Richardson, on behalf of Mark Tolley, Rattler Road Land Partners LLC, for approximately 10 acres, m...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2020

ZC-20-13 (Redwood 3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted by James Ingalls, on behalf of Jim Smith, Smith Co. Redwood LLC, for approximately 80 acres, more or less, out of...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint) and AN-20-05 (Palace Way)

  • AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation) Annexation of 9.160 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link:...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

ZC-20-04 (Mystic Canyon Update)

A Zoning Change Application from “FD” Future Development, “CC” Community Commercial, and “P” Public and Institutional to “SF-6” Single Family has been submitted by Bill E. Cou...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

ZC-20-09 (724 Valley St.)

A Zoning Change Application from Single Family – 6 “SF-6” to Neighborhood District 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Al Carroll on behalf of Marel and Rosa Alvarado, for approximately .34 acres out of the B. W. Breeding Addition...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSA-20-02 (River Bend Ranch PSA)

A Preferred Scenario Map Amendment application from “Area of Stability-Low Intensity” to “Growth Area-Medium Intensity” has been submitted for approximately 1,142 acres, more or less, out of the William West Survey ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-08 (Palace Way MH Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Manufactured Home “MH” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 44.69 acres, more or less, out of the Thoma...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

ZC-20-07 (Palace Way LI Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Jim Glasgow on behalf of Palace Way Partners LLC for approximately 14.90 acres, more or less, out of the Thomas...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

AN-20-05 (Palace Way Annexation)

Annexation of 59.59 +/- acres out of the Thomas G. McGehee Survey, Abstract No. 11, Hays County, located at 4087 Hwy 21. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-05.  The annexation schedule for the above case is as follows:

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Notice of Proposed Demolition - 627 McKie Street (Permit 2020-31314) (Schedule Change)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 627 McKie Street; see photos below. The building was identified in the historic resources survey, My Historic SMTX, with a high preservation priority. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

ZC-20-06 (Centerpoint HC Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Benjamin Green on behalf of Outlet West Investors Limited for approximately 8.973 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

AN-20-04 (Centerpoint Annexation)

Annexation of 8.973 +/- acres out of the Edward Burleson Survey No. 18, Abstract No. 63, Hays County, generally located generally located in the 400 Block of Centerpoint Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-04. The annexation schedule...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Land Development Code Amendments (Schedule Update)

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address recommendations from the Alcohol Conditional Use Permit Committee, the Housing Task Force, the Historic Preservation Commission, and recommendations from City staff concerning application proc...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2020

PDD-15-01(B)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to modify standards within the Highpoint Trace Planned Development District comprised of 417.63 acres, more or less, out of the William H. Van Horn Survey, Abstract No. 464, Hays County, Texas, genera...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2020

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

AN-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2) Annexation of a 56.923 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following lin...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-05

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 4 (CD-4) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-4” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ZC-20-02

A Zoning Change Application from Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to Character District – 3 (CD-3) has been submitted by Vantage at San Marcos, on behalf of Mohnke Poor Farm, LLC, for a zoning change from ETJ to “CD-3” Cha...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ZC-20-01 (La Cima, Phase 1, Section 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Single Family – 4.5 “SF-4.5” has been submitted by Natural Development Austin, LLC on behalf of LCSM Ph 1-2, LLC for approximately 56.923 acres, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road)

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop / Rattler Road) Annexation of a 39.4 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County, corner of South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-19-03. The...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-11 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 6 acres, more or less, out of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ZC-19-10 (Old Bastrop/Rattler CD-3 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for approximately 29.4 acres, more or less, out of t...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2019

AN-19-03 (Old Bastrop/Rattler Annexation)

The San Marcos City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed voluntary annexation submitted by Doucet and Associates on behalf of SHC Holdings, LLC for a 35.40 +/- acre tract of land out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract 474, Hays County ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Application Notice for Development Code Amendments

Land Development Code Amendments have been proposed to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

PDD-15-01(A) (Trace PDD Amendment #1)

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to allow for two story multifamily apartment buildings as the only required elevations without three and four-story requirements for MF-24 and P zoned tracts within a 417.63-acre tract, more or less, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 213 & 215 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 213 Pat Garrison Street and 215 Pat Garrison Street, respectively; Permit 2019-29751. Both buildings are located on the same parcel. The application is su...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 209 Pat Garrison Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the building at 209 Pat Garrison Street; Permit 2019-29750. The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the building was...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for the carport at 221 North Street (Permit 2019-29699). The application is subject to the emergency demolition delay ordinance (Ordinance 2019-19) as the carport is part of ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LDC-19-03 (Demolition Review for Historic Age Resources)

A Land Development Code Amendment has been proposed to amend the Development Code to include a demolition review period for historic age resources. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide criteria to prevent or minimize unnecessary damage to the qualit...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2019

ZC-19-09

A zoning change application from General Commercial (GC) to Character District 4 (CD-4) has been submitted for approximately .72 acres, more or less, located at 1909 Dutton Drive. This property is located within a Medium Intensity Zoning District on the C...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) and AN-18-04 (Redwood 2)

  • AN-18-03 (Redwood 1) Annexation of a 92.787 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnette O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, generally located within the 1900 Block of Redwood Road between SH 123 and Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the followin...
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ZC-19-07

A zoning change application from SmartCode (SC) to Light Industrial (LI) has been submitted for approximately 414 acres, more or less, located near the intersection of Centerpoint Road and Old Bastrop Highway. This property is located within a Medium Inte...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2019

ZC-19-04 (2821 Leah Avenue)

A zoning change application from Future Development (“FD” ) to Light Industrial (“LI”) has been submitted for approximately 8.1 acres, more or less, located at 2821 Leah Avenue. This property is located within an Em...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-06 (524 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.26 acres, more or less, located at 524 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code re...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2019

ZC-19-05 (510 W Hopkins St)

A zoning change application from Single Family (“SF-6” ) to Single Family (“ND-3.5”) has been submitted for approximately 0.2551 acres, more or less, located at 510 W Hopkins Street. The San Marcos Development Code ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-18 (Redwood 2)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted for approximately 8.534 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of Redwood Road. This property is...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

MODIFIED: ZC-18-17 (Redwood 1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” and Character District-4 (CD-4) to Single Family-6 “SF-6” has been submitted for approximately 192.951 acres, more or less, located within the 1600 Block of R...

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Planning Application Notices
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

News Flash

Posted on: May 24, 2020

Police Respond to Fatal Vehicle Accident Saturday

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At approximately 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, the San Marcos Police Department responded to the scene of a single vehicle rollover accident at 200 Northbound IH35 that resulted in the ejection of nine of the ten occupants. Witnesses stated that the whit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Discovery Center Offers First Online Native Plant Sale

Screenshot of Discovery Center Online Storefront

On Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m., the San Marcos Discovery Center is opening its brand-new online store and offering curbside plant pickup to all customers. Customers may schedule plant pickups weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Council to Consider Projects for COVID-19 Response Funds

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed programs and projects to be added to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019-2020 Action Plan using the newly issued $425,261 in CDBG-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funds. Comments will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Hays Co Task Force Completes COVID Testing at Nursing Facilities

San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens holding a test tube with a label.

On Friday, May 22, the Hays County Task Force responsible for testing County nursing facilities will complete testing for all residents and employees across six facilities in Hays County.

Overall, more than 1,000 employees and residents will be tested in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

UPDATE: Citizen Tip Credited for Hit and Run Arrest

San Marcos Police Department Seal

The suspect in a fatal hit and run accident in February turned himself in to authorities over the weekend after the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Antonio Rene Alonzo (DOB 09/08/1996) of San Marcos turned himself in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Petco Invests in COSM Animal Shelter During COVID-19

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are thrilled to accept this award and put it to good use continuing to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

New Downtown Banners Feature Local Artist’s Work

Artist Rene Perez with Banners

The City of San Marcos recently installed artist-designed banners throughout downtown as part of a placemaking initiative led by the Main Street Program.

“Placemaking means creating spaces where people want to spend time,” explained Dow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

SMPD Evacuated Due to Auto Accident and Gas Leak

San Marcos Police Department Seal

At 8:53 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, a San Marcos Police Officer suffered a medical issue while driving and crashed into a gas main and nearby manufacturing building, causing an evacuation of the San Marcos Police Department Headquarters, 2300 S Interstate 35...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City River Parks Reopen Friday, Caution Still Advised

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Starting this Friday, May 22, the City of San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks to active recreation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Park visitors are advised and expected to use caution and exercise responsibility to help prevent the spread of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Got Leaves? Donate Them to Local Compost Initiative

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Program and Texas State University Bobcat Blend Composting Program are offering San Marcos residents an easy way to divert leaves and grass clippings from the landfill with a convenient drop-off location through Fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Virtual

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos and local stakeholders have decided to commemorate Memorial Day virtually by creating a short video ceremony to share with the public starting on Monday, May 25. The video will be shared to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

Veterans Memorial

City of San Marcos staff working in municipal offices and virtually will observe a holiday on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday routes.

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.g...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Feedback Sought on Five-Year CDBG Plan

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The San Marcos City Council will hold two Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) virtual public hearings at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. to provide Council and the City with direction for moving forward on major housing and public...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Certified Officers Invited to Join the SMPD Family

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The San Marcos Police Department is hosting an entrance exam for certified applicants on Saturday, June 6 that includes a potential $3,000 hiring incentive for those chosen. In order to qualify for the exam, registrants must be currently licensed by Texas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Shooter Positively Identified & SMPD Officers Recovering

San Marcos Police Department Seal

The Texas Rangers have positively identified Jose Alfredo Perez DeLaCruz (DOB 01/13/1974) as the person who shot and killed Officer Justin Putnam and wounded Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller on Saturday evening, April 18 during their response to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Highest Live-Release Month Ever for San Marcos Animal Shelter

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is celebrating the highest live-release month in its history with a 98.2% live-release outcome reported for the month of April.

Since December 12, 2018, the Animal Shelter has directed animal rescue efforts towards th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Downtown Design Kickoff Survey Now Open for Response

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The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department is seeking community input on downtown design through an online Kickoff Survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish and will help the City plan for updates to the downtown desi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

“The Bus” Releases Upcoming Hopkins Detour Plan

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With the Hopkins Street improvements project moving into the construction phase, the City of San Marcos and CARTS are preparing public transit service detours to start as early as Monday, May 11.

The City’s public transit system, “The B...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Adopts Temporary Downtown Parklet Program

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The City of San Marcos has adopted a temporary parklet program in downtown San Marcos, allowing businesses to temporarily convert on-street parking spaces into outdoor seating. This program aims to reactivate downtown business engagement by providing busi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Accepting Applications for COVID-19 Response Funds

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The City of San Marcos is accepting qualified applications from for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments for funding through a $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Updates Non-Discrimination Policy

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Starting on Friday, May 15, bids and proposals submitted to the City of San Marcos and contracts entered by the City of San Marcos must acknowledge their business does not discriminate in employment or subcontracting practices. The City is also adding sex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

HUD Allocates $425,261 in Covid-19 Funds to San Marcos

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to incorporate the new $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus (CDBG-CV). Comments will be accepted during a public hearing at the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Community Invited to Personalize Children’s Park Fence

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In honor of the second anniversary of the reopening of the remodeled, inclusive Children’s Park Playscape, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is inviting community members to purchase personalized fence pickets upon which the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Hopkins Street Reconstruction Begins Monday, May 4

Hopkins Improvements Design mock-up featuring wider road, pedestrian access, and preserved heritage

The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department will begin construction on the Hopkins Street Improvements Project from Bishop to Moore Streets on Monday, May 4. The construction contractor for the project is Jordan Foster Construct...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

City to Resume Brush Drop Off, Community Clean Ups

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The City of San Marcos brush drop off and community cleanup for residential garbage customers will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, July 11 at 750 River Road (behind the animal shelter). The previous two events were canc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Phase 1 to Reopen Texas Businesses Starts May 1

Photo of the Downtown Square

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott released a new Executive Order (GA 18) outlining plans for the first phase of cautiously reopening Texas businesses while prioritizing COVID-19 safety restrictions. Testing will also be increased across the state in order t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

City Continues Offering Inspections While Social Distancing

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The City of San Marcos continues to conduct building, fire, code enforcement, health, and public infrastructure inspections while maintaining social distancing practices, utilizing personal protective equipment and offering video inspections for applicabl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

BBQ Benefit Sunday for Injured Officer Paul Beller

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This Sunday, April 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tacos Flor Taco Stand at 15091 TX-123 HWY 123, is hosting a fundraiser for San Marcos Police Officer Paul Beller who was struck by a passenger car on IH35 in March.

“This month has been exceptionally ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed, Issues New Advisory

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Mayor Jane Hughson has ordered parks to remain closed until further notice effective as of 11 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, April 21 and has issued a new public health advisory strongly recommending San Marcos residents to follow CDC guidelines for social dist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday Starts Soon

City of San Marcos Seal

As Texans continue to endure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos Office of Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to continue ensuring their preparedness for natural disasters such as hurricanes, flash floods and wildf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

City, County Continue Updates to COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID Dashboard

The City of San Marcos and Hays County continue to update and add new features to the informational dashboard that was jointly launched in March and allows the public to easily track COVID-19 statistics throughout the county.

The dashboard, posted online a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Officers & Donation Updates; Abbott Orders Flags at Half-Staff

LETTER ORDER from Governor Greg Abbott San Marcos Police Officer Justin Putnam death IMAGE 04-20-20

Wounded Officers in Stable Condition

The two officers wounded in the line of duty Saturday evening continue to be hospitalized and remain in stable condition. Interim Police Chief Bob Klett said both Officer Franco Stewart and Officer Justin Mueller are sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Fallen Hero Makes Final Trip Home Today at 3 p.m.

Officer Justin Putnam

The public is encouraged to pay respects to City of San Marcos Police Department hero Justin Putnam today as he is transported from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin to Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, 2001 Ranch Road 12....

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2020

SMPD Mourns Putnam, Prays for Mueller & Stewart

Officer Justin Putnam

During a morning press conference, San Marcos Interim Police Chief Bob Klett provided additional details about the fatal shooting incident at Twin Lake Villas Apartments, 2917 Hunter Rd, that occurred Saturday evening. He also spoke about the officer kill...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

SMPD Officer Killed, 2 Others Wounded Saturday Eve

San Marcos Police Department Seal

A man fatally shot a City of San Marcos police officer and wounded two others this evening at Twin Lake Villas Apartments, 2917 Hunter Rd. Police report that the suspect is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

A call to 911 for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Pets of the Week April 16, 2020

Photos of a dog and a cat looking at camera

We are still in need of foster homes and forever homes. Below are this week’s featured pets from the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

Macy

Macy is a lovable lass who is keen on finding her forever family. After 62 days in the shelter, she is re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

TxDOT to Close Segment of Hopkins for RR Crossing Work

TXDOT Closure Map

The Texas Department of Transportation will close a section of Hopkins Street between Cheatham Street and Thorpe Lane on Tuesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow Union Pacific Railroad to make scheduled repairs on the railroad crossing.

The closur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Highway Racing Causes Rollover, Serious Injuries

Joel Torres MUGSHOT

On Tuesday, April 14, at 4:26 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department was dispatched to a major traffic collision involving a single vehicle that had rolled, ejecting a passenger, on the West Access of IH-35 at the Posey Road Exit (199 Exit).

Multiple witn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Airport to Receive Funds Through Federal CARES Act

City of San Marcos Seal

The San Marcos Regional Airport will receive $157,000 in disaster relief funds administered by the FAA to support continuing airport operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These federal disaster relief funds are allocated through the Coronavirus ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Remembrance Poppies, Bluebonnets Bloom at CAF

Photo of bluebonnets and poppies blooming at the CAF Hangar

A remembrance garden planted by the Keep San Marcos Beautiful program, with help from volunteers from the Texas State Bobcat Track Team, is blooming at the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Airforce Base (CAF), 1841 Airport Road Building 2249.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Update on Successful City Program Alternatives

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Library & Parks Staff Excel at Unique Service

The creative and quick implementation of two highly successful programs through the San Marcos Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department is likely to influence future work as the City seeks to impl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

All City Parks, Trails, Natural Areas to Close Easter Weekend

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To continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, the City of San Marcos will close ALL parks, playscapes, natural areas, open spaces, and trails from 11 p.m., Friday, April 10, until ear...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Announces New Transit Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City of San Marcos continues to monitor and adjust public transit services.

The City’s transit system “The Bus” is currently operating from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning this Monday, April ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Volunteers Keep Tons of Trash, Tires, Out of River

Canoe with large tank during Great Texas River Cleanup 2020

About 600 volunteers from all walks of life picked up more than 16,000 pounds of trash during the 35th Annual Great Texas River Cleanup in March. 

“The Community Enhancement staff gives a special thank you to all the team leaders,&rd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Municipal Court to Utilize Virtual Court Rooms

San Marcos Municipal Court

With the public being asked to “Stay Home to Save Lives” and stop the spread of the COVID-19, the City of San Marcos Municipal Court will incorporate new tools and procedures to meet the shifting needs of the courtroom starting Tuesday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

CARES Act Allocates Over $6M in Funds to San Marcos

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Yesterday it was announced that the City of San Marcos will receive $6,429,168 in disaster relief funds for public transit expenses from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and $425,281 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Public Sanitizing Stations Scheduled for Install in City

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As part of the coordinated public health response to COVID-19, the City of San Marcos is establishing a short-term strategy to grant equitable access to personal hygiene needs for the general public, including individuals experiencing homelessness.

Portabl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Keep San Marcos Beautiful Wins Statewide Recognition

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Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced the City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful program as a winner of the 2020 Public Education and Outreach Award.

Keep San Marcos Beautiful was recognized for educational outreach efforts made on behalf of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ April 3

Diesel and Carson Wells are Pets of the Week

NOTE: Our need remains great to find immediate fosters and adopters for our shelter pets. Adoptions and fosters can be done remotely as our shelter is currently closed to the public. 

Diesel

Some lucky human will be bringing home an awesome dog if ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Implements Virtual Meetings, Public Comment

City of San Marcos Virtual Meetings

With the public being asked to “Stay Home to Save Lives” and stop the spread of the coronavirus, City of San Marcos officials are offering new ways to “attend” public meetings and offer comments virtually.

Interim Ci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Issues Public Health Advisory

Public Health Advisory_Stay a Safe Six Apart

San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson issued a Public Health Advisory on April 2, “Stay Home to Save Lives”, continuing to urge the public to remain at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video message to San Marcos residents April 2, Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

SWAT Assists SMPD with Tuesday Night Arrest

Derek Arredondo

On Tuesday, March 31 at approximately 9 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to a call for an unconscious driver in a vehicle that was stopped at the intersection of Guadalupe Street and the west access road of IH35.

Upon arrival, officers ran ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

April City Hall Calendar

City of San Marcos Seal

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

City Council – 3 p.m. Work Session followed by Executive Session, 6 p.m. Regular Session. Virtual. Televised live on Time Warner Ch. 10 and Grande Ch. 16 or 123-16 and video streamed online at http://sanmarcostx.go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

City Creates Online Dashboard for COVID-19 Stats

Hays County COVID-19 Dashboard

A new online dashboard on the City of San Marcos and Hays County websites provides the public with a current count and other statistics related to COVID-19 cases in Hays County in near real-time.

According to the City’s Emergency Management Coord...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Toilets Are Not Trashcans – Don’t Flush Those Wipes

Don't Flush Those Wipes

City of San Marcos wastewater collection system employees have a message for San Marcos residents about flushing wipes down the toilet: please don’t.

With so many people cleaning and disinfecting more heavily due to the COVID-19...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ March 27

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NOTE: Our need remains great to find immediate fosters and adopters for our shelter pets. We are currently offering a “Pay What you Want” promotion for adoptions, which can be done remotely as our shelter is currently closed to the pub...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Updates: Food Bank, Utilities, Senior Wellness Checks

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San Marcos continues to mobilize and collaborate in an effort to offer critical services to help our community manage the COVID-19 economic disruption and services crisis.

Food Bank Pickup Information

Hays County Food Bank pickup times are below:

  • Tuesday at ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Accepting Applications, Offering Virtual Workshops for CDBG Funds

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The City of San Marcos will accept applications from non-profit organizations and City departments for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project and program funding from March 27 through May 1, 2020. The City is not accepting applications from indi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

WIC Innovates to Safely Serve Area Families

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In response to difficulties presented by the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) program has instituted new procedures to help safely serve clients, including safe office distancing and an expansion of th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Issues Order to Stay at Home, Work Safe with Curfew

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To help stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Hays County residents will be under a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order effective March 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020. The Order may be rescinded or extended as nece...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

San Marcos Transit Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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Due to COVID-19, the City continues to monitor and adjust the public transit services:

The Interurban Express 1517 service has been suspended until conditions improve. Alternate intercity services and schedules may be found at www.ridecarts.com.

The City&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Closing River Parks Today Due to COVID-19

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In an effort to protect public health and to discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing all river front parks effective today, March 24, at 11 p.m.

Parks affected include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, Child...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adopters, Fosters Still Needed Urgently at Animal Shelter

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) continues its urgent plea for assistance from individuals, volunteers or organizations to foster, rescue or adopt shelter animals to increase space within the shelter due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released an announcement that warns consumers about unauthorized fraudulent coronavirus tests that are being marketed to test for COVID-19 in the home.

At this time, the FDA has not authorized any test that is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

SMPD Officer Struck by Vehicle While Exiting Patrol Car on IH-35

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All lanes of IH-35 northbound around Exit 205 B were shut down this afternoon following a major accident involving a police officer, according to the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD).

Interim Police Chief Bob Klett said SMPD Officer Paul Beller was disp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City to Close Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms due to COVID-19

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In an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering, the City of San Marcos is closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park.

Out of an abundance of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Hotline Available for Hays Co. Residents

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To address a rising tide of questions and concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Hays County Local Health Department, in conjunction with the City of San Marcos, has established a call center to respond to questions from Hays County r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

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City to Offer Remote Services as Public Lobbies, Counters Close Beginning March 20

In order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the City of San Marcos is closing public-facing counte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor’s Order Now Prohibits Gatherings Over 10 Persons

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Following yesterday’s order by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson to prohibit public or private community gatherings of 50 persons or more anywhere within the city limits, she signed a new Order today that reduces that number to 10 persons. The new O...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

City and Hays County to Issue State of Disaster

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Following today’s announcement by Hays County of the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case, the City of San Marcos, in coordination with the County, is planning to declare a state of disaster and will be holding a joint press conference at 10...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City & Regional Partners Remain Vigilant about COVID-19

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The City of San Marcos continues to coordinate with regional government agencies to be proactive and prepared for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Although the first two positive cases were reported this morning in Austin, no cases of COV...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’ March 12

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Jamie

Jamie, a two-year-old Shephard mix, loves affection and happily accepts belly rubs. This 58-pound sweetie loves to run and run. Jamie is also quite playful and one of her favorite games is fetch! This pretty girl also knows how to sit. Some simple tr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

San Marcos to hold May 2 Special Election

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With the March 9 resignation of City Council Member Joca Marquez, Place 5, the City of San Marcos is holding a Special Election in conjunction with the upcoming May elections for local school boards. Council elections for San Marcos are typically held in ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: March 12 to March 18

Library News

Long-Term Care Planning

March 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Planning for the possibility of long-term care gives you time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. This program will explain the four levels of long-term care: independent l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Main Street Gives Love to Downtown Businesses

Top: Seth Katz (North Street); Carol Powers (Paper Bear); Carina Boston (Splash); Gilbert Gomez (Roy

The City of San Marcos Main Street Program recognized several downtown businesses, partners and volunteers at its fifth annual Love Downtown Awards on Friday, Feb. 21.

The event honored the contributions of downtown merchants and volunteers who work tirele...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

SMPD Arrest Two on Drug Charges

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San Marcos Police officers arrested two suspects in the early morning hours of March 6 when they were found in a reported stolen vehicle parked at the Raceway on Highway 80 at approximately 2:14 a.m.

“Officers approached the vehicle and found two...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Marquez Resigns, Election Plans Underway

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On Monday, March 9, San Marcos City Council Member, Dr. Joca Marquez tendered her written resignation to the City Clerk’s office.  Dr. Marquez has held the Place 5 seat since December 2018.  She was elected for a three-year ter...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Shared Use Pathway Project Construction Update

Photo of Cheatham St. Bridge over San Marcos River

Next week, residents and park patrons will see construction along the San Marcos River and below the Cheatham Street bridge as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors begin excavation to construct a below-grade crossing at Cheatham Street f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Comment Period Open for Stormwater Technical Manual Updates Due to Atlas 14

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The City of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements Department is accepting comments on updates to the City’s Stormwater Technical Manual through March 31. The changes reflect new data released by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Carr to Join City as Neighborhood Enhancement Director

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This week the City of San Marcos announced the selection of Greg Carr as the new Director of Neighborhood Enhancement. He will join the City team on Monday, March 23.

“Greg will join the City with 30 years of experience in animal services, code e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Carlie

Carlie is a super sweet two-year-old domestic medium hair Tabby mix who is ready for her new home. She is very chill and likes everyone who visits. Carlie loves ear scratches and basking in the sunshine. She greets everyone and isn’t afrai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City & Regional Partners Coordinate Coronavirus and Flu Precautions

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The City of San Marcos in coordination with Hays County, Texas State University, Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s office, local school districts, regional and state agencies, met Wednesday, Mar. 4 to coordinate and discuss efforts underway to address...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: March 5 to March 11

Library News

High School Equivalency Registration

March 5, 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.m.

LE...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Call for Entry: Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It!

John Thomaides with Miss Beautiful SMTX 2019 Elsa Sanchez

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, with the assistance of San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), is holding the fifth annual Miss Beautiful SMTX and You(th) Can Do It! pageants on Friday, Apr. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City Seeks Comments on Five-Year HUD Plan

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The City of San Marcos is seeking comments on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan draft, which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grants. This draft Plan includes feedback fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

San Marcos Police Search for Truck and Driver in Hit & Run Death

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San Marcos Police are searching for the driver in a weekend hit and run incident that resulted in the death of a San Antonio man.

On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1:27 a.m., a caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a man lying on the edge of the roadway in the 200 block S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Changes to Parking Spots at Rio Vista Park

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Construction of the Shared Use Pathway Project, jointly funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of San Marcos, is underway at Rio Vista Park. Because of the construction, the city had to realign parking spaces to ensure the p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Discovery Center Offers Spring Workshop Series

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The City of San Marcos is hosting a free nature and conservation workshop series from Mar. 14 to May 9 at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive.

Workshop topics include veggie gardening and composting, taking an edible plant walk and gardeni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

First 2020 Party in Your Park at El Camino Real March 6

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The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the first Party in Your Park of the year on Friday, Mar. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at El Camino Real Park, 401 Cottonwood Pkwy.

Party in Your Park is a free event series open to the public that brin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Changes to Human Services Agency Application Process

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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’

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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: 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

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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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