News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Fact Check: Was a pregnant dog tied up outside in the freezing weather Jan. 16, 2018?

Fact: On Jan. 16, local media commented on a video sent to them by a viewer. Call logs show that an Animal Control officer visited the residence at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The dog was tethered to a tree with a small cord, but that was not preventing the d...

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Fact Check
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations that caused the Hitch to close

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has enacted new regulations for Mobile Food Vendors that caused the Hitch to close.

 

Fact: Beginning in January of 2017 the Health Department began working with mobile food vendors to ensure they were able to be mobil...

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Fact Check
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments & bars.

Rumor:  The City of San Marcos is anti-pet and won’t allow animals at eating establishments and bars.

Fact: Texas State law within the 2006 Texas Food Establishment Rules, which the city has adopted, prohibits animals on the premises of food estab...

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Fact Check
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Rumor: The City of San Marcos is charging fees for entry into the San Marcos River.

Fact: The City is not charging for access to the river or river parks, and has no plans at this time to implement park user fees.

The Parks Advisory Board and City staff made a presentation to the City City during the February 21, 2017 City Council meeting...

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Fact Check
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Rumor: A scary clown hoax has made it to San Marcos.

Fact: At this time, the San Marcos Police Department has no active cases involving clowns as suspects, witnesses, or victims.

The department is aware that there is at least one spurious clown social media account in San Marcos.  

While there have b...

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Fact Check
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rumor: Resident are concerned about what appeared to be a kidnapping or hostage situation.

report excerpt

Fact: We looked into the concerns and our police department tells us the incident took place Monday night after patrons and employees of IHOP saw a man and woman arguing near a vehicle next to the Old CiCis pizza in Springtown Center. There was also anoth...

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Fact Check
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Rumor: The City of San Marcos has hiked the minimum wage to $15 an hour plus benefits.

Fact: The City of San Marcos and the State of Texas adopts the federal minimum wage rate.

The San Marcos City Council voted on Feb. 2. 2016 to amend the City of San Marcos Economic Development Policy to require all jobs calculated or counted for economic d...

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Fact Check

News Flash

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Donate Fans at Fire Stations

2017 Fan Drive logo

The San Marcos Fire Department is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The Fire Department will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle;  Downtown Stat...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

Group Ol Betsy 2018

The San Marcos Fire Department held its third annual Junior Fire Academy camp with 2 one-week sessions in the month of June 2018.  The camp was available for boys and girls ages 8 -11.   

The mission of the camp was to install se...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Sunshine Kids Camp

Sunshine Camp

The Sunshine Kids Camp celebrated their 35th anniversary and for last 28 years San Marcos has provided local and regional activities for the campers.  The free camp is for children ages 12-18 battling cancer and they arrive from cities all over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

City Names New Fire Marshal, Brings Office Under Fire Dept.

Kistner Kelly 2018

The City of San Marcos is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Kistner, a former assistant State Fire Marshal and fire forensics professional, as the City’s new Fire Marshal.

With the hiring of Kistner, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal&...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Backpacks Donated to SMFD

CFAAA Donating Backpacks Resized

The San Marcos Fire Department thanks the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association for donating custom made backpacks for our Junior Fire Academy Summer Camp! The drawstring backpacks look sharp!  The summer camp was held in June and both session...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Oath of Service for New Firefighters

The City of San Marcos would like to welcome Firefighters Chris Mulvaney, Zane Willard, Miles Maynor, Travis Sweet and Micah Killian to the San Marcos Fire Department.  The five firefighters completed their one year probationary period and did th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

CIVIC Award Winners

CIVIC Award Cropped

The City of San Marcos Employee Group recognized Battalion Chief John Koenig, Captain Jeff Green, Engineer Scott Grunwald, and Firefighters Jordan Hutto and Bobby Dallimore from the San Marcos Fire Department as the winners of the 2nd Quarterly, Conduct t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Fundraiser Basketball Game

Schertz Basketball Game

Members from the San Marcos Fire and Police Departments and Hays County Sheriff's Office played a good game of basketball against Schertz Police Department on Saturday, April 28, 2018. It was a fundraiser, Battle of the Badges, at Corbett Junior High Scho...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Sam's Club Donates $1000 to SMFD

Sam's Club Donation Group Pic 2018

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell from the San Marcos Fire Department along with Administrative Assistant Senior Melinda Villarreal and Firefighters Katie Kirk-Velez, Miles Maynor, and Captain Brian Quackenbush received $1000.00 dollar check on April 19, 2018 f...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

SMFD Gets Fired Up About Reading

FF Dallimore reading to children.

Firefighters enjoy reading to children and teaching them about fire safety.  Teaching fire safety saves lives.  Parents brought their children to a recent event at the San Marcos city library to see a firefigher in fire protection gear t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

100 Club Good Friday Fundraiser Success

100 Club Bells and Whistles Poster 2018

In appreciation of the 100 Club’s mission of assisting families of first responders killed and critically injured in the line of duty, the South Central Texas McDonald’s Co-op hosted its 17th Annual Bells and Whistles Good Friday Fundraiser benefitting 10...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

1st Annual Kenneth Copeland Fitness Challenge

Copeland Challenge Team

The challenge was in memory of fallen San Marcos police officer, Kenneth Copeland.  Eight San Marcos Fire Department personnel, Captains Justin Calhoun, Brian Quackenbush, Engineer Jonathan Pakula, and Firefighters Tanner McLean, Ross Garman, Ben...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Firefighters, City Staff, and Civilians Honored by Fire Department

San Marcos Fire Department Logo

The San Marcos Fire Department honored outstanding firefighters, city staff and citizens at the annual awards ceremony held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Activity Center.

Fire Chief Les Stephens presided at the special event. Top awards went to:

  • Enginee...
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Fire Department News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2018

FAQ for visiting and floating the San Marcos River

Check out our FAQ page on visiting and floating the San Marcos River to ensure you have a fun and safe trip. 

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: June 28, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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

“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,&...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Online Submittals

Online application submittals will be required moving forward. The move from paper to electronic files will also be a time saving tool for applicants. A kiosk is available in the Planning office for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, o...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Legacy Project

The Legacy Project is a hands-on community planning effort which, this year, was focused on the revitalization of Downtown Frisco. Amanda, Emilio and Craig, all undergrad students at Texas State University, competed against Grad and Doctorate students fro...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2018 Preferred Scenario Amendment Schedule Available

The schedule for the 2018 Spring Preferred Scenario Amendment Process may be found HERE. The application deadline for this twice-per-year process is January 8, 2018. All applications for amendment to the Preferred Scenario Map may be made online at www.my...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Revised Fee Schedule

The City Council provided direction to Planning and Development Services staff to research fee revenue and actual cost of service to process permits, review applications, and inspect permitted projects. Staff researched fees charged by other cities and an...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Code SMTX - Adoption Process Begins

Code Cover

Code SMTX, the project to update the City’s land development code, continues to make progress and has moved into the approval stage. Find out more about how the Code is implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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News Flash

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: August 14, 2018

City Again Accepting Applications for Housing Assistance

The City of San Marcos is accepting applications for a fourth round of disaster recovery housing assistance to people who incurred damage to their homes in the 2015 May and October floods and have unmet needs caused by the flooding.

The application period ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide in San Marcos

San Marcos Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning at a local apartment complex. At 2:24 a.m. emergency personnel were called to the parking lot of Park North Condos on the 1600 block of Aquarena Springs Drive. The co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

City, TxDOT to Cut Ribbon on Loop 82 Overpass

The City of San Marcos and the Texas Department of Transportation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the Loop 82 Overpass on Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. near the north corner of Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos.

The event will fea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City to Test School Zone Flashing Lights Next Week

City crews will test school zone flashing signs the morning and afternoon of Aug. 14 in preparation for the fall semester. School zone speed limits will not be enforced during the testing.

Once the test is complete, the signs will not be activated again un...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games Are Back!

The San Marcos Neighborhood All-Star Games (SNAG) are coming back after taking a short break on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rio Vista Park.

This old-fashioned, neighborhood-vs-neighborhood field day will feature tug-o-war, corn hole, putt-putt golf, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Allstate Insurance Named Downtown Business of the Month

Downtown is proud to award Allstate Insurance Agency- Chandler Insurance Group the August Business of the Month for their commitment to service and positive influence within the downtown community.

Full-time agent Randal Grizzle has been with Allstate in C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Arts Commission Now Accepting Grant Applications

The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is now accepting funding applications for projects that promote the arts, tourism and cultural diversity in our community.

The City will host a free grant writing workshop presented by Lisa Westerbeck on Monday, Aug. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Mother Daughter Tea Tickets Now Available

The City of San Marcos and Recreation Department will host its first ever Mother Daughter Tea on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Young ladies ages one year and older, along with their mothers and mother figure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Animal Shelter at Capacity, Seeks Forever Homes for Pets

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is currently at maximum capacity for animals and is holding a “Back to School” adoption special to encourage residents to give pets in the shelter their forever homes.

All pets, including dogs, pup...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

 

Belinda Moats of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Ribbon Cutting for Craddock Median Moved to Aug. 18

The City of San Marcos will celebrate the completion of the Craddock Avenue median project with a ribbon cutting Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9-10 a.m. at the intersection of Craddock Avenue and Archie Street.

The event was postponed from Aug. 4 because last mon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

August City Hall Calendar

Thursday, August 2, 2018

 

Historic Preservation Commission, 5:45 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins

City Council Budget Workshop, 4:15 p.m., City Hall Conference Room, City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins. (Televised live on Time ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Kent Cummins Magic Show

Wednesday, Aug. 8

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Magnificent magician Kent Cummins and his granddaughter the Amazing Adele will astonish all ages with feats of mystifying magic and illustrious illusion at the San Marcos P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

On-Scene Portion of Fire Investigation Concludes

The San Marcos Fire Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); San Marcos Fire Marshal; San Marcos Police Department; and State Fire Marshal’s Office have completed the on-scene portion of the investigation of the Jul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Portable Meth Lab Prompts Hazmat Call Sunday Afternoon

The San Marcos Fire Department’s Hazmat unit and the Hays County Narcotics Task Force dismantled a portable methamphetamine lab at the abandoned Burger King at 1011 N IH-35 Sunday afternoon.

San Marcos Police were responding to a suspicious perso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Four Victims of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Four of the five victims of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments have been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno. The fifth victim of the fir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Feral Hog Management Program Kicks off in Hays County

Contact: Nick Dornak 

 The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

 (512) 245-6697

FeralHog@txstate.edu

 

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

601 University Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666

Feral Hog Mana...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fifth Body Recovered from Fire; Search Continues

A fifth body has been recovered from the scene of last week’s deadly apartment fire, and recovery efforts will continue until all areas are searched and cleared.

The bodies have been transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Press Conference Scheduled Monday; Resource Center to Open

Investigators will hold a press conference Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 3 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to provide an update on the recovery operations and investigation in Friday’s deadly apartment fire.

The City will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Investigators Recover Bodies from Apartment Fire Scene

Fire investigators recovered three bodies Sunday morning from the scene of the fire that caused extensive damage at Iconic Village apartments and Vintage Pads apartments early Friday morning.

Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno declared the victims decea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 5 - Shelter Operations Complete; Assistance Center Open Saturday

Update: 6:30 p.m.

Shelter operations at the San Marcos Activity Center are complete as no displaced residents requested overnight shelter, and the Activity Center will open tomorrow for normal operations at 10 a.m. Fire and emergency personnel are still on...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 4 - River to Reopen at 5 p.m.; Residents Asked to Check In

Residents of the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads Apartments who stayed there last night and have not checked in with the City are being asked to call the information hotline at 512.754.2291.

All buildings at Iconic Village and building L at Vintage Pads ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 3 - One Injured Critically, 5 Others Suffer Non-Life Threatening Injuries

One person suffered critical injuries in this morning’s apartment fire and was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment. Officials have confirmed that five others suffered non life-threatening injuries, and four people remain unac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fire Update 2 - Information Hotline Established: 512.754.2291

An information hotline has been established for residents and people seeking information on their loved ones who were displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments at 512.754.2291.

Shelter, assistance and donations

The San M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Activity Ctr. Established as Shelter, Press Conference at 10 a.m.

The San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, has been established as a shelter for people displaced by the fire at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments. Central Texas Medical Center is providing meals, and the Red Cross is on site.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Apartment Fire Injures at Least Six, Still Active

An early morning apartment fire has injured at least six people and continues to burn as firefighters from San Marcos, New Braunfels and Kyle fight the blaze.

The fire started just before 5 a.m. at Iconic Village Apartments at 222 Ramsay St., engulfing one...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

San Marcos Fire Department Accepting Donations for Fan Drive

The San Marcos Fire Department is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The Fire Department will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle; Downtown Station 1 at 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Need a HERO? They’ll Soon Be Available on the Weekend, Thanks to Expanded Program

Contact: Diann Hodges, Texas Department of Transportation

Phone: (512) 832-7027

AUSTIN – Help is on the way for motorists who find themselves stranded or involved in a crash on weekends. Thanks to the recent approval of $2.1 mill...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

SMEU Employees to Compete in Lineman’s Rodeo Saturday

San Marcos Electric Utility employees will compete in the 22nd Annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo this weekend at Nolte Island Park in Seguin.

Apprentices Tyler Mattke and Mathew Clark will be competing individually with 130 other apprentices from util...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lindsey Hill PSA Presentation Moved to Price Center

A neighborhood presentation meeting to discuss the Lindsey Hill Preferred Scenario Amendment Application is scheduled for Monday, July 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio Street. This meeting was previously scheduled...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for SMart Award

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations for the SMart Award, recognizing artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members and businesses, students and friends of the City who have contributed substantially to the cultural and artistic lif...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Main Street Streamlines Committee Meetings in August

Main Street is making it their mission to increase community involvement in Downtown San Marcos by consolidating its committee meetings to the second week of each month at 10 a.m. at their office, 317 N. LBJ Dr. starting in August. The meetings will take ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Mermaid Installation to be Complete Early this Week

The San Marcos Arts Commission is placing ten mermaid statues in various locations around San Marcos in what has been named the “Mermaid March.”

Work began last week to install the statues and is expected to be complete early this week....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

SMPD, SMFD, APD Bomb Squad Investigate Suspicious Item

San Marcos Police and Fire, the Austin Police Department Bomb Squad, and the Union Pacific Railroad investigated a suspicious item on the railroad tracks behind Copper Beech Apartments on Mill Street Monday evening. The item was ultimately determined to b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Residents Able to Opt Out of Phone Book Delivery

San Marcos residents who do not wish to receive phone book deliveries may opt out online at www.yellowpagesoptout.com. This national consumer choice and opt-out site shows all the phone directories delivered in your area based on zip code and allows resid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Hopkins to Close Daily for Utility Work Starting Monday

Hopkins will be closed from N. Johnson Street to Travis Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily July 9 - 20 to allow City electric crews to replace utility poles in preparation for the Hopkins Street Improvements between Bishop and Moore Streets, scheduled to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Dvorak Elected President of International Town and Gown Assn.

Lisa Dvorak, Community Liaison for the City of San Marcos, was elected President of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) at the association’s conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dvorak began her year-long tenure on July 1.

As the largest ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

San Marcos Police Lead Multi-Agency Takedown of Crime Ring

The San Marcos Police Department has concluded a multi-agency operation that broke up a major crime ring responsible for stealing heavy equipment, vehicles, and other property and led to the indictments of 20 suspects in June.

The investigation started in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

City of San Marcos, Hays County Urge Purgatory Creek Visitors to Use Caution Near Spillway Work Site

Beginning July 5 visitors to the Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos will see heavy equipment and materials being moved into the area near the auxiliary spillway at the dam. The October 2015 floods caused some minor erosion in the area around the a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Summerfest to Feature Music, Fireworks, Children’s Patriotic Costume Contest and Parade

The 38th annual Summerfest will open at 6 p.m. on July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park, featuring music, food, vendors, a children’s parade, and a stunning fireworks display. Summerfest is a free, community wide event for the whole family to enjoy.

Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

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.

&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Registration Open for New Life Long Learning Classes

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area beginning in July. The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. For complete course descript...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Tree Trimming, Utility Pole Work Continue on Hopkins

Hopkins will be closed from Moore Street to Scott Street from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Friday, June 29 as City crews continue trimming and removing trees on Hopkins St. to make way for new utility poles. The work is in preparation for the Hopkins S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Craddock Median Ribbon Cutting Scheduled August 4

The City of San Marcos Community Services- Community Enhancement Division will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Craddock Avenue Median project on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the corner of Craddock Ave. and Archie St. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Bonzo Crunch: Fool at Large

Wednesday, June 27

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Pamela Carlile/512.393.8217

Come experience the nostalgic joy of the circus and the classic humor of a Ringling Brothers clown at the San Marcos Public Library on Wednesday, Jun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Miss Beautiful SMTX Crowned in Third Annual Pageant

Kalene Spencer was crowned Miss Beautiful SMTX 2018 by the reigning 2017 Miss Beautiful SMTX Kia Davis recently. Kalene received a $155 Visa gift card, a sash, crown, and a bouquet.

On Friday, June 8 the third annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stag...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Fire Damages Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos

A fire and subsequent fire suppression efforts caused significant damage to a limited portion of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos Monday afternoon. There were no injuries, and the building was evacuated successfully.

The San Marcos Fire Departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Pedestrian Killed in Auto Hit and Run; Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Police have identified the man accused of a fatal hit-and-run Friday evening.

Uriah Keith Robinson (DOB 12/29/1988) of San Marcos has been charged with multiple felonies:

  • Intoxication Manslaughter ($500,000 bond)
  • Fail to Stop and Render Aid Felony ($...
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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

San Marcos goes to Stage 2 drought restrictions June 17

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective Sunday June 17 at noon. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 2 on June 11.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Beat the Heat: Stay Cool and Healthy

As high temperatures rise to the upper 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees, the City is encouraging residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. In extreme heat or during a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you hea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

City Names New Fire Marshal, Brings Office Under Fire Dept.

The City of San Marcos is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Kistner, a former assistant State Fire Marshal and fire forensics professional, as the City’s new Fire Marshal.

With the hiring of Kistner, the City of San Marcos Fire Marshal&...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Residents Can Sign Up for Zoning Application Notifications

As part of the new San Marcos Development Code (CODE SMTX), the City is encouraging interested residents and property owners to sign up to receive notice of new zoning applications, Comprehensive Plan Map amendment applications, and related neighborhood m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2018

San Marcos Public Library News

Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Contact: Susan Smith/512.393.8200

Get ready to rock at the San Marcos Public Library for a very special Summer Reading Program kickoff festival on Friday, June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Falling aquifer levels trigger Stage 1 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions effective May 27 in response to dropping aquifer levels. The Edwards Aquifer Authority implemented Stage 1 on May 21.

Stage 1 drought rules restrict use of sprinklers to one day per week on a d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

San Marcos CVB Presents Rogers Family Tourism Awards

Local business owner Dane Adamson and the Lions Club Tube Rental were presented with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel and Tourism Week Reception hosted by the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau on W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Aggravated Robbery Suspect

San Marcos Police are seeking help from the public identifying a man who robbed a Metro PCS store in February of this year.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, a man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1515 Aquarena Springs Drive around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was disguised ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

SMPD to Run the Torch for Special Olympics

The San Marcos Police Department will participate in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 23.

“The purpose of the LE Torch Run is to bolster awareness of Special Olympics of Texas, as well as to raise funds for Special Olymp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Planning Manager, GIS Analyst Honored by Texas State

Planning Manager Abigail Gilfillan and GIS Analyst Phillicia Phillips received an award for Outstanding Support from a Governmental Agency from the Texas State Geography Department recently.

The City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services departme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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.

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

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
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Bike boxes repainted downtown for increased bicycle safety

The bike boxes downtown have recently been repainted to help increase bicyclist safety.

The green areas on N. LBJ at the intersections of Hopkins, Hutchison and University are called “bike boxes” and are designated areas where bicyclist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

San Marcos Municipal Court Delayed Until 10 a.m.

Hays County offices will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. on Monday due to potential severe weather.  The San Marcos Municipal Court, which is housed in the Hays County Government Center will also open at 10 a.m.  All other City of San ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

City of San Marcos Prepares for More Outages

 

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) continues to make repairs after addressing over four hundred outages today and fielding more than one thousand calls.  City officials say many of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Drivin

Harvey Continues to Bring Strong Rains and Officials Warn Residents to Stay Alert to Weather, Driving Situations

With additional road closures throughout Hays County and City jurisdictions, emergency management and first response officials continue to remi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

SECRETARY CARSON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $179 MILLION TO HELP STATES RECOVER FROM 2015, 2016 DISASTERS

Funding to support recovery in hard-hit areas of Florida, West Virginia, Texas, and the Carolinas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (...

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