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Posted on: June 24, 2022

City of San Marcos Accepting Fan Drive Donations

2022 Summer Fan Drive

The City of San Marcos is partnering with Community Action Inc. of Central Texas and Salvation Army San Marcos to accept donations benefiting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning during the warm summer months.&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

POTW - June 23, 2022

Dog of the Week: Newton (49798286)

Newton is a 2-year-old Black-Mouth Cur that has been at the shelter since March 18, 2022, with his buddy Dutch (49798239). Newton has beautiful eyes; one blue and one brown! He has learned so much while being at the shelt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

City Hosts Downtown Area Plan Community Workshop

Community Workshop June 2022

The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a Community Workshop to kick off the creation of a Downtown Area Plan for San Marcos.

On Wednesday, June 22, the City will host a Downtown Community Workshop at the Price Center, 222 W San Antonio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

SummerFest July 4th Fireworks and Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest Call for Entries

SummerFest July 4th Fireworks and Virtual Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest Call for Entries

The 42nd annual SummerFest firework show will be held on Monday, July 4 beginning at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the Bobcat Stadium west parking lot, located behind H-E-B, with patriotic music simulcast on 89.9 KSTW radio station. Parkin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Approves Economic Development Agreement to Support Film Production Studio Project

City Approves Economic Development Agreement to Support Film Production Studio Project

A vote by the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, approved a Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement with Hill Country Group, LLC. The agreement provides a tax rebate incentive to support construction of a film production studio in San Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

June 2, 2022

Dog of the Week: Paul Bunyan (49816065)

Paul Bunyan is a very cute 4-year-old Basset Hound/American Staffordshire Terrier mix! This silly boy loves being outside and rolling around on the grass. He enjoys playing with other dogs, especially females. Paul B...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

May 26, 2022

Dog of the Week: Miranda (49709023)

Miranda is a 3-year-old Hound/Mix who's more than ready to find a human that will give her a life filled with adventure and love! This 54-pound girl loves to play outside and enjoys making other dog friends in t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Banks (49643248)

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Yuki (49826568)

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

City of San Marcos Invites Community to SMTX 2022

MAY 24 l 6PM

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Dog Beach Closed for Maintenance Work

NF - Dog Beach Closure

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Rio Vista Falls to Open May 7

Rio Vista Falls Open May 7

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

May 5, 2022

Dog of the Week: Chickorita (49949694)

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

City to Host Marketing Workshop for Artists, Event Organizers

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

“Art...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Music on the Square Returns in May

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

Guests are invited t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

April 28, 2022

Dog of the Week: Lil Chicken (49825124)

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

San Marcos Police Investigating Fatal Crash

INVESTIGATION UPDATE

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

San Marcos Activity Center to Reopen May 2

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Stephens Named 2022 Fire Chief of the Year

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Fair Housing Q & A with Austin Tenants Council

Fair Housing Q A

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

River Clean Up Totals Are In!

River Clean Up totals are in written over image of roll off dumpsters filled with litter

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Request for Information

Request for Information on blue background with City Seal

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Party in Your Park Returns for 2022 on March 25

Party in Your Park Returns March 25

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Comment Period Opens for Preferred Scenario Map

Vision SMTX logo

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

San Marcos to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions

NF - Stage 1 Restrictions

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Craddock Avenue Bike Lane Pilot Project to Begin

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Temporary San Marcos CARTS Route Suspension

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UPDATE: All routes are back in service!

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

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

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Texas WIC Adds Formula Options For Families Affected By Recall

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: 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

City Seal

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

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

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