1. News & Announcements

  1. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    All adoptions are $97 and include spay/neuter, vet exam, vaccinations and a microchip. To learn more about our pets, visit us in person at the shelter or online. Read on...
  2. NF Pets of the week

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter. All pet adoptions are $97 and include spay/neuter, vet exam, vaccinations and a microchip.... Read on...
  3. MAY 24 l 6PM

    City of San Marcos Invites Community to SMTX 2022

    Join Mayor Jane Hughson and San Marcos CISD Superintendent Michael Cardona as they share remarks on last year’s growth and what is expected in the coming year.... Read on...
  4. NF - Dog Beach Closure

    Dog Beach Closed for Maintenance Work

    The temporary closure will extend into the water approximately 1/3 the width of the river adjacent to Dog Beach. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2022. Read on...
  5. Rio Vista Falls Open May 7

    Rio Vista Falls to 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 2021... Read on...
  6. May 5, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    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... Read on...
  7. Marketing Workshop with shades of purple splattered on a light gray background

    City to Host Marketing Workshop for Artists, Event Organizers

    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 ... Read on...
  8. NF - Music on the Square

    Music on the Square Returns in May

    Free family-friendly concerts will be held downtown every Friday evening in May on the lawn of the Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 East San Antonio Street.... Read on...
  9. April 28, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    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... Read on...
  10. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    San Marcos Police Investigating Fatal Crash

    I-35 was temporarily closed while San Marcos Police investigated and cleared the scene. This is the seventh fatal crash investigated by San Marcos Police in 2022.... Read on...
  11. April 21, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    What's big and blonde and cuddly all over? Lucien! This laid-back 6-year-old dude is super cool. He loves bacon and is ready to learn all sorts of tricks. He enjoys... Read on...
  12. NF - Activity Center Reopening

    San Marcos Activity Center to Reopen May 2

    The Activity Center unexpectedly closed for extensive repairs on October 29, 2021, after a pipe failure caused several inches of water to cover the entire facility.... Read on...
  13. NF Fire Chief of the Year

    Stephens Named 2022 Fire Chief of the Year

    The award, presented by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association during a ceremony on April 13, recognizes Stephens’ outstanding performance within the Texas Fire Service. Read on...
  14. STAGE 2 DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS

    San Marcos to Enter Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

    Due to dropping aquifer levels, the City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday, April 17 at noon. Stage 2 is implemented when... Read on...
  15. Pets of the week - April 14, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Amber is a beautiful Boerboel mix with stunning fur and cute floppy ear! This sweet girl is looking for a quiet home with no kids so she can feel calm and relaxed... Read on...
  16. Pets of the week - April 7, 2022

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Ollie is a handsome 5-year-old German Shepherd mix! He has very long legs, weighs over 100 pounds, has striking light brown eyes, and the cutest floppy ears... Read on...
  17. Fair Housing Q A

    Fair Housing Q & A with Austin Tenants Council

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

    River Clean Up Totals Are In!

    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... Read on...
  19. Request for Information on blue background with City Seal

    Request for Information

    The City of San Marcos (“City”) is issuing this Request for Information (“RFI”) to obtain information about services related to title research for project... Read on...
  20. Shred Day April 23, 2022

    Shred Day: April 23, 2022

    Mark your calendars for Shred Day! This free event is put on by the City Clerk's Office and is for San Marcos and Hays County residents only... Read on...
  21. NF Pets of the week (6)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Palomo is a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix that is no stranger to shelter staff. He's been in and out of the shelter since December of 2020 and is quite the... Read on...
  22. Call for Artists

    Arts Commission Seeks Qualified Artists for New Sculpture

    The San Marcos Arts Commission has issued a national call for artist qualifications for a new outdoor sculpture to be placed in Ramon Lucio Park near the... Read on...
  23. Great Street Award NF

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

    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 .... Read on...
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    City Selected for National Housing Solutions Lab Network

    The City applied to join the 2022 Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network to develop and implement innovative housing solutions as the city continues to grow.... Read on...
  25. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    San Marcos Police Investigating Fatal Crash

    On Wednesday, March 23, San Marcos Police responded to a major traffic collision on State Highway 80 near Walmart. San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS also responded... Read on...
  26. NF Pets of the week (5)

    San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Meet Emma! This girl was born with springs in her feet and can jump super high! That being said, she'll need a home with a backyard that has a high fence. Emma... Read on...
  27. CDBG Applications Now Open

    Applications Open March 27 for Annual CDBG Funds

    Approximately $750,000 is available to support eligible projects and program administration primarily benefitting low-to-moderate income residents in San Marcos.... Read on...
  28. Airport Award NF

    San Marcos Regional Airport Named TxDOT Reliever Airport of the Year

    The award, presented March 3, reflects the San Marcos Regional Airport’s importance to the air transportation system and the positive impact it has on the region.... Read on...
  29. Party in Your Park Returns March 25

    Party in Your Park Returns for 2022 on 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 ... Read on...
  30. Vision SMTX logo

    Comment Period Opens for Preferred Scenario Map

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

    San Marcos to enter Stage 1 drought 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 ... Read on...
  32. black asphalt with bike and bike lane striping painted on the surface

    Craddock Avenue Bike Lane Pilot Project to Begin

    Beginning the week of March 14, the Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Engineering Department, is scheduled to begin work on the Craddock ... Read on...
  33. INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    Driver Arrested Following Fatal Hit and Run Crash

    At approximately 6:45 a.m. on March 5, San Marcos Police responded to a crash investigation. Upon arrival, officers located Martinez lying near the west access road.... Read on...
  34. Blue CARTS bus at bus station

    Temporary San Marcos CARTS Route Suspension

    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 .... Read on...
  35. NF - Rogers Family Tourism Awards

    Nominations Open for Rogers Family Tourism Awards

    There are two awards open for nomination. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022. Winners will be announced the week of May 1, 2022.... Read on...
  36. Infant formula in a canister with a scoop and a baby bottle

    Texas WIC Adds Formula Options For Families Affected By Recall

    TexasWIC.org Publishes List of Temporarily Added Formula Options. Texas WIC is actively working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Abbott ... Read on...
  37. graffiti on skate bowl feature of skate park

    Skate Park to Close Next Week for Graffiti Removal

    The San Marcos Skate Park will be closed for graffiti removal Monday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, Mar. 2. The park will reopen for use on Thursday, Mar. 3. Read on...
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    City Earns GFOA Award for Financial Reporting

    For the 42nd time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of San Marcos the Certificate of ... Read on...
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    City Offices Closed for Presidents Day

    City of San Marcos offices, including the Public Library, Animal Shelter, and Utility Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of ... Read on...
  40. texting

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

    With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area. Read on...
  41. City Seal

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

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