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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Station #6 Groundbreaking

06_25_21 SIMPLE Sta 6 Groundbreaking Invitation

It's not a secret that San Marcos is a growing community. San Marcos Fire Department is proud to be adding Station #6 in order to provide fire services and staffing to help us cover this growth. This new station will be part of the TRACE communit...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Join us! Station #2 Grand Opening & Engine #2 Push-In Ceremony

_5_28_21 SIMPLE SMFD Sta 2 Grand Opening

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the City’s newest Fire Station, located at 205 Flint Ridge Rd. Fire Station #2 will be replacing the existing Fire Station #2, currently located at the corner of Academy and Holland.We will also be pu...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

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Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

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Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

JFA 2021 & CFA 2021 CANCELLED

2021 Cancelled SMFD JFA CFA

Because of the global coronavirus outbreak and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Junior Fire Academy & Citizens Fire Academy.  Please see the JFA Website and CFA website for details ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell Retires

Chief Rowell Retires 01-22-21

Rick joined the San Marcos Fire Department in August 1986 as a firefighter trainee and has promoted thru the ranks of Engineer in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, Captain in 2005, Battalion Chief in 2007 to his current position, Assistant Chief, which he has hel...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Thank you, Mendez Elementary!

02-10-21 Mendez Elementary Thank You Bags

For the week leading up to Valentine's Day, Mendez Elementary PTA cupid's were busy showered the fire department in Valentine's Day love.  Mendez Elementary PTA invited SMFD to their special Valentine&rsquo...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

SMFD held a soft Grand Opening for Station #2

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San Marcos Fire Department hosted a small, socially-distanced grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This ceremonially marked the opening of its newest fire station #2.  This station is located off Ranch Road 12 in the La Cima ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Thank you, San Marcos H-E-Bs! Helping Heroes 2020

H-E-B Helping Heroes 2020 SMFD

This year, H-E-B adopted more than 750 fire stations statewide, including more than 200 in Central Texas, 100 in San Antonio and 70 in the Houston area. Taking a more social-distant approach this year to protect the health and safety of the H-E-B Partners...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Enjoy your retirement, Richard Howser!

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Engineer Howser has given San Marcos Fire Department and the community of San Marcos so much in his 40 years of service. We appreciate him and the dedication he has spread throughout his career. We’re sad to see you go, but happy for your next a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

State Farm Agents hosted TACO TUESDAY!

07212020 Taco Tuesday from State Farm

San Marcos Fire Department was graciously fed lunch by local San Marcos State Farm agents on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. They hosted Taco Tuesday!  The 5 San Marcos State Farm Agents partnered with Big Dog Catering and personally delivered lunch to a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Thank you for 40 Years!

Howser 40 Years

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 was a big day for SMFD Engineer Richard Howser.  It marked 40 years of service to the City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department. 

He started on July 14, 1980. Richard is an extremely hard-worker and is a ver...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

Shovel Ceremony

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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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City Launches Home Improvement Equipment Lending Program

HOME IMPROVEMENT EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department is launching the Home Equipment Lending Program (HELP) to provide residents the opportunity to check out items to complete basic outdoor home improvement projects. Through the program, City reside...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

San Marcos Residents Urged to Report Winter Storm Damages to FEMA

NF BOIL REPORT TO FEMA

As temperatures rise, people across the state have begun to assess problems caused by the unprecedented winter weather experienced this past week. From busted water pipes to roof repairs, the City of San Marcos asks its residents and businesses to report ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Sections of Playscape to Close at Children’s Park

CHILDRENS PARK CLOSURE BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

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

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Nominations Wanted For Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

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The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board, a seven-member board appointed by the City Council, is accepting nominations for the “San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award".  This award was established to recognize and honor ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 25, 2021

City to Reopen Activity Center on March 1 with COVID Protocols

ACTIVITY CENTER REOPENING

The City of San Marcos will reopen the Activity Center to the public on Monday, March 1, with COVID safety protocols.  

 

The Activity Center gym, pool, and other recreation rooms will reopen on the same modified schedule as was used in la...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021

A proposed amendment to the CDBG-MIT Action Plan is scheduled for April 2021.  The proposed amendment focuses on designation of specific projects and budgets for a portion of the overall $24 million in funding. Community engagement activities rel...

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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: 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.

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

San Marcos Planning and Development

“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: 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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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to the San Marcos Development Code, that, among other things, would address typographical a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-08 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-4)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-4” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-07 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from General Commercial “GC” and Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2021

ZC-21-06 (parcHAUS at Centerpoint CD-1)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 1 “CD-1” has been submitted by LJA Engineering, Inc, on behalf of Lowman Ranch, Ltd, for approximately 10.19 acres, more or less, out of the Edward Burleson Survey, Abstract No...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 16, 2021

AN-20-10 (Legacy Square Annexation)

Annexation of a 23.2 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the northeast corner of Redwood Road and South Old Bastrop Highway. To track this case, click the following link: ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2021

AN-21-01 (La Cima Fire Station Subdivision)

Annexation of a 7.024 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, generally located at the intersection of West Centerpoint Road and Flint Ridge Road, described as Lot 1 and Lot 2, La Cima Fire Station Subdivision. To track this case, click the follo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2021

ZC-20-25 (Legacy Square Senior Living FD to CD-5 Zoning)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Jeffrey L. Kittle, Kittle Property Group, Inc., on behalf of James Smith Jr., Smithco Redwood, LLC, for a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2021

ZC-21-03 (Blanco Riverwalk Multifamily MU to CD-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Mixed Use “MU” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Cuatro Consultants, Ltd, on behalf of BR 2020 Land Bk, LLC, for approximately 21.22 acres described as Lot 1B, Blo...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2021

AN-20-09 (Rattler Storage Annexation)

Annexation of a 3.62 +/- acre tract of land out of the Rebecca Brown Survey, Abstract No. 46, Hays County, Texas, generally located on Rattler Road between Old Bastrop Highway and Highway 123 at 2835 Rattler Road. To track this case click on the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2021

PDD-16-02(A) Holt Tract PDD Extension

A PDD amendment request application has been submitted to extend the development rights time period within the Holt Tract, comprised of 4.78 acres, more or less, out of the J.M. Veramendi Survey No. 2, Abstract No. 17, Hays County, Texas, generally locate...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2021

ZC-21-01 (Sendero at Centerpoint CD-5) - POSTPONED BY THE APPLICANT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District 5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Teresa A. Shell, on behalf of Mark B. Randolph, for approximately 6.698 acres, more or less, out of the E...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Proposed Land Development Code and Design Manual Amendments

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and will conduct a virtual public hearing and consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding text amendments to Chapters 3 and 4 of the San Marcos Development Code and to Appendix A, Article 1 of the ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2020

3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068)

The Planning & Development Services Office received a demolition application for buildings located at 3603 Hunter Road (#2020-34068). It appears that many of the buildings are older than 80 years of age. Therefore, the application is subject to the de...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: December 15, 2020

ZC-20-26 (Blanco Riverwalk CC to HC Zoning Change)

A Zoning Change Application from Community Commercial “CC” to Heavy Commercial “HC” has been submitted by Hermann Vigil, on behalf of Robert W. McDonald, for approximately 15.2331 acres, more or less, out of Lot 1, ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Proposed Land Development Code amendments to LDC 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) an

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a virtual public hearing on proposed Land Development Code amendments to sections 7.2.4 (Landscaping Installation and Maintenance) and 8.1 (Definitions) to include the following: limitations on tu...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

AN-20-12 (Picoma Annexation)

Annexation of a 33 +/- acre tract of land out of the Barnett O. Kane Survey, Abstract No. 281, in Hays County, Texas, and being Lot 1, of the R&R Subdivision, Section 2, generally located in the 2400 Block of Hwy 123. To track this case, click the fol...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2020

ZC-20-23

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-2.5 “CD-2.5” has been submitted by Chris Weigand on behalf of Vantage San Marcos, for approximately 12.43 acres, more or less, out of th...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2020

ZC-20-24 (Picoma)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Ed Theriot, Doucet and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jaime J. Russek Martinez, for approximately 31.24 a...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

ZC-20-12 (Steen Road)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD) to Single Family (SF-6) has been submitted by Mike Siefert, on behalf of Lookout Partners, L.P., for approximately 12.99 acres out of the J.W. Berry Survey, located near the intersection of N LBJ Dr...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: August 10, 2020

AN-20-08 (La Cima, Phase 2)

Annexation of a 89.694 +/- acres of John Williams Survey, Abstract 490, and William Smithson Survey, Abstract 419, Hays County, generally located west of the intersection of Old Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. To track this case, click the following...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-20 (The Mayan, Character District-3)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-3 “CD-3” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 220.023 acres, more or less...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-19 (The Mayan, Character District-4)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-4 “CD-4” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 73.853 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-18 (The Mayan, Character District-5)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Character District-5 “CD-5” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 42.872 acres, more or less,...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 20, 2020

ZC-20-17 (The Mayan, Light Industrial)

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development “FD” to Light Industrial “LI” has been submitted by Todd Burek, on behalf of The Mayan at San Marcos River LLC, for approximately 38.019 acres, more or less, out o...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2020

AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) and AN-20-07 (Redwood 3)

  • AN-20-06 (Lantana on Bastrop) Annexation of 10.1073 +/- acres out of the Cyrus Wickson Survey, Abstract No. 474, Hays County, generally located at South Old Bastrop Highway and Rattler Road. To track this case, click the following link: AN-20-06
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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

ZC-20-14 (101 & 103 Lockhart Street)

A Zoning Change Application from Duplex (D) to Neighborhood Density 3 (ND-3) has been submitted by Andrew Nance, on behalf of Ryan Bragg, for approximately .2938 acres consisting of lot 46 of the A.M. Ramsay Subdivision, Located at 101 & 103 Lockhart ...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

ZC-20-15 (La Cima, Phase 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 2, LLC for approximately 89.694...

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Planning Application Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

ZC-20-10

A Zoning Change Application from Future Development (FD)” to Medium Intensity Planning Area has been submitted by Ed Theriot on behalf of McCoy Family Partnership One and Two, for approximately 109 acres out of the Barnett O. Kane, Cyrus Wickson...

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Planning Application Notices
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 14, 2021

CARTS Transit Route Changes to Route

CARTS Route Change

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Sections of Playscape to Close at Children's Park

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

Children’s Park wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Council to Hold Public Hearing on CDBG Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant City Council Public Hearing

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Vulcan (46604132)

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 rubs; he's not too hard to please! Want...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Patio Events to Benefit San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Public Invited

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Applications Open for Coronavirus Relief Grants

Applications Now Open Coronavirus Relief Grants

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

City Council Approves Wastewater Rate Adjustment

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Hosts Virtual Workshop for Arts Master Plan

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

May City Hall Calendar

May City Hall Calendar

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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

San Marcos to Showcase Unique Cars During Great Race

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City Offers Additional Brush Drop-Off for Winter Storm Cleanup

Additional Brush Drop-Off

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Sign Up Begins May 1 for Renewable Energy Credit Program

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The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) encourages residents to sign up for the new Council-approved Renewable Energy Credit Program. The program will begin May 1 and allows customers to purchase energy that has been metered and verified from renew...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Nominees wanted for Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

Nominations Open for Outstanding Senior Citizen Award

The San Marcos Senior Advisory Board is now accepting nominations for the San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award.  The Volunteer award honors and recognizes one senior citizen whose volunteer efforts have made San Marcos ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

San Marcos to Enter Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

Stage 2 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.   

Stage 2 drought restrictions are implemented when the 10-day average Edward...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

Celebrate Earth Day-2

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day 2021 by offering free rides on all services Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Rides on the Interurban Regional Intercity bus services, Metro Connectors, and Municipal Bus services in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Man Arrested after Firing Weapon Near Businesses

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On Sunday, Apr. 18, at approximately 8:48 p.m., San Marcos Police were dispatched to the Sync at Purgatory Creek Apartments, 1951 Hunter Road, for a discharged firearm call. Responding officers were given a vehicle description that matched the description...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

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Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

City Shred Date Scheduled for April 17 at City Hall

City Hall Shred Day

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. The event will be open between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., or until the truck is full. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

LCRA Volunteers Help Beautify Downtown San Marcos

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For the third year, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) selected the City of San Marcos as a recipient of its Steps Forward Day program. The annual program encourages LCRA employees to give back by completing service projects in communities across t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Public Memorial to Honor Fallen San Marcos Police Officer Justin Putnam

PUBLIC MEMORIAL

The San Marcos Police Department will host a public memorial honoring Officer Justin Putnam on the first anniversary of his death, Sunday, Apr. 18, 2021, at Five Mile Dam Park’s soccer complex, 4440 South Old Stagecoach Road. The event will begi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2021

I-35 Incident Results in Officer-Involved Shooting

NF- OIS INVESTIGATION

The San Marcos Police Department responded to an incident along Interstate 35 in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 10, 2021, that resulted in the shooting death of the suspect.

At approximately 12:19 a.m. San Marcos officers were alerted to a male...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Suspect Uses Kitchen Knife in Aggravated Robbery

SAN MARCOS POLICE

The San Marcos Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery that occurred early in the morning on Monday, Apr. 5 and is asking the public for assistance. 

At approximately 3:29 a.m., the suspect entered the Sunoco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

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

Brush Drop Off Mulch Pick Up

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. The drop-off location, 750 River Road, will be open between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The site can be accessed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

Funds awarded towards 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 by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

San Marcos to Enter Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

Water Restrictions for City of San Marcos

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 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 660 feet above mean sea level (ms...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Tour Hours Extended at San Marcos Regional Airport

NF- Control Tour Hours

Beginning April 1, the operational hours of the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at San Marcos Regional Airport will extend by two hours each day to meet the logistic needs generated by increased air traffic. The ATCT will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m....

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

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

NF HOPKINS WEBSITE

On Monday, March 29 the City of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will launch a new interactive website that will give residents an opportunity to learn about proposed improvements for a section of Hopkins Street, between Guadal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Volunteers Keep Tons of Trash Out of San Marcos River

NF River Cleanup-2

On March 6, nearly 900 volunteers participated in the 36thAnnual Great Texas River Clean Up and picked up tons of trash and debris in and along the Upper San Marcos River to Stokes Park, its tributaries, Plum Creek, and the Blanco River.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Public Comments Requested for CDBG-Disaster Recovery Amendment

NF - Public Comment Requested

Beginning April 4, 2021, the City of San Marcos invites the public to provide comments regarding proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Action Plan (CDBG-DR Action Plan).  Residents are also encouraged to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

City Seeks Artist for New Mural in San Marcos

Call for Artists

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. The project is part of the City’s Mural Arts Program.

“The new mu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Work to Begin on Sessom Creek Natural Area Restoration Project

Sessom Creek Natural Area

On Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, City-contracted crews will begin work on the Sessom Creek Natural Area restoration project. Crews will remove invasive trees, stabilize eroding slopes and introduce native seeds and plants to restore biodiversity to the Sessom Cr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

City of San Marcos Advocates for Residents, Businesses

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City of San Marcos staff and elected officials continue to increase their legislative participation on behalf of residents and businesses as the 87th Texas Legislative Session reaches key deadlines. Following the 60-day bill filing deadline marked on Frid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

SMPD Officer Attends Racial Intelligence Training

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Last month, the San Marcos Police Department reinforced its commitment to safety, accountability and community engagement by attending a Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement (RITE) class hosted by the Austin ISD Police Department. The nationally re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

San Marcos Police Arrest Murder Suspect in San Antonio

NF Murder Suspect Arrested

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 evening.  

On Friday, Mar. 12, 2021, at approximately 8:34 p.m., SMPD officers responded to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

City Launches Home Improvement Equipment Lending Program

HOME IMPROVEMENT EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Enhancement Department is launching the Home Equipment Lending Program (HELP) to provide residents the opportunity to check out items to complete basic outdoor home improvement projects. Through the program, City reside...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards & Commissions

Boards and Commissions Vacancies Open for Applications

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions with volunteers from throughout the community.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest applications online by Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, to be considered for appo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Uhland Road Improvements Project Begins March 15th

Uhland Rd Improvements

Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project. Work is expected to be complete by late 2022, weather permitting.

The project will correct drainage issues alon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

NF ROGERS FAMILY TOURISM AWARDS

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

The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation

Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

San Marcos Hosts Music Friendly Community Workshop

Music Friendly Community Workshop

The City of San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau will host an online Music Friendly Community Workshop Wednesday, Mar. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. The workshop is open to the public and is sponsored by the Texas Music Office. It will include a presentat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Stronger Together: City Staff, Partners Help Community Through Unprecedented Cold

Winter Storm By The Numbers

As people in San Marcos and all across the state faced challenges related to the historic winter weather event last month, the City, its staff and its partners worked tirelessly to meet the community’s needs with compassion, care, and understanding.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Reopens Facilities to the Public, Masks Required

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The City of San Marcos reopened all public facilities including park pavilions and picnic areas today, Wednesday, Mar. 3, following closure to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Capes Park, Thompson’s Island, and Rio Vista pool will rem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Completing Manual Utility Readings for Customer Assurance

NF MANUAL METER READING

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) is completing manual meter readings at all customer addresses not automatically reporting into the billing software system to ensure exact usage numbers following our recent winter weather event.   &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Police Investigate Weekend Deadly Conduct Incidents

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public to assist with providing information related to four deadly conduct incidents that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.  There were no known injuries in these incidents.    

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

March City Hall Calendar

March City Hall Calendar

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

Monday, March 1, 2021 

Charter Review Commission- 5:30 p.m. Virtual meeting. Contact tmoreno@sanmarcostx.gov for more i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Chief’s Advisory Panel to Meet on March 3

Chief's Advisory Panel on March 3

The San Marcos Police Department Chief’s Advisory Panel will host a virtual public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Public meetings with the Advisory Panel are held on a quarterly basis.

The Chief’s Advisory Panel aims...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

City to Reopen Activity Center on March 1 with COVID Protocols

ACTIVITY CENTER REOPENING

The City of San Marcos will reopen the Activity Center to the public on Monday, March 1, with COVID safety protocols.  

The Activity Center gym, pool, and other recreation rooms will reopen on the same modified schedule as was used in late 2020. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

San Marcos Residents Urged to Report Winter Storm Damages to FEMA

NF BOIL REPORT TO FEMA

As temperatures rise, people across the state have begun to assess problems caused by the unprecedented winter weather experienced this past week. From busted water pipes to roof repairs, the City of San Marcos asks its residents and businesses to report ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan Kicks Off with Virtual Community Workshop

VISION SMTX VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a virtual community workshop to kick off the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The comprehensive plan rewrite project, known as Vision SMTX, was directed b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Lifted & Plumbing Permit Fees Waived

BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED

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 has confirmed that our water is safe to drink. 

As of yesterday afternoon, all City water s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Urges Water Conservation Through the Weekend

HELP US CONSERVE WATER

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 within the water distribution system.  Reducing water usage is the only way to increase wat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Lift Station Generator Failure Causes Wastewater Spill

WASTEWATER SPILL

A generator failure at the City’s Main Wastewater Lift Station, near River Road and the I-35 Frontage Road, caused untreated wastewater to discharge into the San Marcos River in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. The City&rs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Issues Boil Water Advisory & Urges Residents to Conserve Energy

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

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 dropping within the distribution system. It is also critical that residents conserve electricity a...

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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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Press Releases

News Flash

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with Free CARTS Rides

Transit Earth day

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) will celebrate Earth Day 2021 by offering free rides on all services Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Rides on the Interurban Regional Intercity bus services, Metro Connectors, and Municipal Bus services in the...

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Transit
Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Awarded $1.16 Million for Transit Operations

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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 by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signe...

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Transit
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Uhland Road Improvements project Begins March 15th

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Beginning Monday, Mar. 15, the Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will begin construction on the Uhland Road Improvement Project. Work is expected to be complete by late 2022, weather permitting.

The project will correct drainage issues alon...

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Transit
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Local Transit Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 14

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CARTS interurban and local San Marcos "The Bus" services will be on a modified holiday schedule starting Monday, December 14, 2020. 

The last day for the extended service schedule for the 1517 Interurban route will be Friday, December 11...

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Transit
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Phased Scooter Pilot Program Launches in San Marcos

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The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, has signed a pilot agreement with Spin electric scooters for an initial two-step deployment of 200 shared scooters beginning this month. Spin has separate agreements with each entity wh...

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